Why Didn’t We Catch This in QA?
It's a good retrospective question that most of us have probably heard at least once in our careers. Michael Bolton gives a great piece of advice on how to go through such reflection in the most beneficial way.
From QA to Developer? How was my process? Tips to boost your career path!
Eduardo Heinen shares great tips on how to make a move from QA to development. All backed up by his story, which makes it even more insightful!
How to Build a QA Department for a Startup?
Working for a startup? You might want to read Kate Zalozna's practical guide on how to build a QA department there. Great read!
Regression and Functional tests are meaningless
Is the "regression" and "functional" naming too ambiguous? Gregory Paciga thinks so, and he might have a point.
Have QA Managers Transformed to Agile?
Sivamoorthy Bose and Mariia Hutsuk wrote a wonderful piece on how QA Managers can adapt to the agile environment, also suggesting how the role may look like in the future. All that accompanied by a lot of solid references.
Part 4: Testing vs Quality Management – Quality Management
Just a week ago we had a pleasure to read Janet Gregory's take on defining quality, and now we can enjoy the final part of the series. This time, it's about quality management.
5 Common Mistakes to Avoid in a Test Automation Interview
Sérgio Martins shares solid 5 tips on what not to do during a test automation interview.
A great addition to that is Sam Connelly's latest article on interviewing technical testers.
Code Coverage Best Practices
When Google engineers publish best practices about code coverage, you know you should pay attention. What else can I add, just check out this guide written by Carlos Arguelles, Marko Ivankovic and Adam Bender!
Trust Your Pipeline: Automatically Testing an End-to-End Java Application
If you're into testing in Java, you might want to check out this great guide by Elias Nogueira on how to do test automation at any level using tools supported in this language. Very good stuff!
How to pick test cases for automation
Not sure how to decide which test cases to automate? Rampraesath JKumaran shares an interesting scoring system that may help you out.
Running End-To-End Tests Without Blocking Your Team
Effective test automation is not a trivial thing. Dennis Martinez learned this himself and shares a very insightful story on what happens when automation goes wrong.
Jenkins vs GitLab CI: Battle of CI/CD Tools
This is a very detailed comparison between the two most popular free self-hosted CI solutions: Jenkins and GitLab. By Rahul Jain.
Hoppscotch — an online API testing tool
If you need a simple and easily accessible tool for running API requests, you might want to give this a go. And it's open-source, which means you can contribute on GitHub. Built by Liyas Thomas.
Edit: Updated links and the name. Shortly after the issue was published, Postwoman became Hoppscotch!
3 Technical Testing Books to improve your test tech skills
Elias Nogueira gives a handy overview of three books that can help you get better at the technical part of testing.
Welcome to the 32nd issue!
I hope everyone had a great week so far.
From time to time we hear stories about big issues caused by bugs that were missed during the testing phase.
But what about stories about finding critical bugs by doing something out of the box?
I'll leave this for you as an inspiration for the next time you start testing.
And now, enjoy the news!Dawid Dylowicz