Can you test this real quick?
I think we all can relate to this question. While we can't always avoid it, Johanna South advises on how we can properly react and not lose our heads.
Debunking Accessibility Testing Myths
A great article from Marie Drake who deals with common myths about accessibility testing. Not that scary, as it turns out!
And if you're ready to dive deeper, Sam Connelly wrote a solid guide on testing for accessibility including a ton of references.
Let’s Focus More on Quality and Less on Testing
A very insightful piece by Joel Montvelisky describing how software tester's role evolved by shifting from testing to quality assurance and advising on what we should do now.
The Metrics: Number of Ignored Tests
We're all guilty of having some skipped tests in out test suites. In this concise statement, Gil Zilberfeld clearly says what you should do with such tests!
Automatic tests — Are they worth your team’s time?
David Ruiz found a great way to explain test automation levels by taking into account all benefits and drawbacks. I loved the pros-and-cons tables!
Is DevOps the next "automation" for QAs?
One of the best discussion I've seen in a while on whether DevOps is the next essential skill for software testers, just like test automation is now. Lots of different points of view in here!
6 rules for high-quality page object patterns
If you like the Page Object Pattern, here are a few solid rules from Nikolay Advolodkin for doing it right, backed by some meaty code examples.
Thoughts about Test Automation implementation
I liked how straightforward Leonardo Galani is in challenging the common anti-patterns in test automation, all of which I agree with.
TL;DR Guide to React Native Testing
If you want a just-what-you-need-to-know and a quite-rich-in-examples guide on testing React Native, Stanislav Sopov got you covered. For the full experience, you can check out his testing demo on GitHub.
30 Advanced WebDriver Tips and Tricks Java Code
Looking for Java snippets for Selenium? Look no more! Anton Angelov prepared this super-detailed list of 30 tips and tricks that you can refer to whenever you want.
Puppeteer & Playwright snippets and guides
This is a brand-new site with awesome tips, tricks and in-depth guides on Puppeteer and Playwright — the headless testing frameworks. Great project by the Checkly dev team!
Cypress Super-patterns: How to elevate the quality of your test suite
Wes Copeland created this useful guide on how to level up your Cypress testing combining it with other tools such as the Testing Library and Cucumber.
The Path of QA Jedi: 10 Books Every Tester Should Read
It's a great and surprising list of ten books for software testers prepared by the QATestLab team. I liked how every book is described with in two ways: why it's worth reading and what the key takeaways are.
[Remote/Paris] QA Engineer @ Fabulous
Ready for a new challenge? Fabulous is looking for a QA Engineer with a passion for health and behavior change to join a high-performance team and lead the quality process of their apps that help thousands of people every day to change their lifestyles by integrating healthy habits into their lives. They are among the top 10 health & fitness apps in the US and nominated among the best self-care apps by Apple.
Welcome to the 33rd issue!
Unbelievable! After exhausting 25 years that we had to spent on testing this monster, it's finally happening. Microsoft is dropping support for Internet Explorer! 🥳
While it surely is good news for anyone using the internet, there's a little drawback to us — software testers. After all, we won't be able to frighten the developers and bump our bug count anymore by saying "Let me just check it on IE11...".
Just kidding, we won't miss it at all!
PS. Looking for a remote QA job? Something is waiting for you at the bottom of this issue. 😉Dawid Dylowicz