How to Get Started with Mobile App Testing
I really liked this complete guide to mobile testing, covering everything from the very basics to details of iOS and Android platforms. Thanks, Vishal Gaikar!
Test Strategy Templates
Rafaela Azevedo prepared five ready-to-go templates for setting a test strategy that I'm sure many of you will find useful. Great job!
Software Tester’s soft skills
Soft skills play a crucial role in software tester's job and I agree with every single one that Aneta Waligóra mentioned in this article.
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Steps to move from Junior QA to Senior QA Engineer
While it's hard to come up with a universal recipe for advancing to a senior position, these pieces of advice from Hiyeran Doobay may surely help you set the right direction.
And for more tips, here's what experienced testers have to say to a brand new tester.
Ways of Positive Remote Working For a Tester
Many of us may see remote software testing as a challenge (and rightly so) but it's thanks to articles like this one by Jon Welch that we can learn how to mitigate some of the risks. Great pieces of advice!
What I've learned in my first professional year as a QA Engineer
These are some great tips shared by Felipe Cavalcanti after his first year as QA Engineer. I'm actually stunned how many valuable lessons he learned in such a short time!
4 Ways to Handle Test Data for Your End-to-End Tests
Test data is as important as the test itself — no doubt about it. And here, Dennis Martinez gives the pros and cons of four ways to set up your test data. Helpful!
5 Common Mistakes in Test Automation
Test automation isn't trivial and mistakes are part of this game, but we can avoid some of them by learning from Gaurav Singh about the common problems he ran into when testing with Selenium.
Creating A Test Automation Portfolio Episode 5: UI Web Browser testing using Cypress
Machine Vision in Test Automation
This is a great example of how greatly AI can aid us in software testing. Snehal Akhouri describes how he and his team built their own image validator to monitor whether the app displays the right image or video, turning a dreadful manual task into an automation dream. Very insightful and very well done!
Must ask Performance Engineering Questions
NaveenKumar Namachivayam provides us with a great set of questions regarding performance that a tester should ask the team before starting a project.
Selenium 4 – New Features of Selenium WebDriver (Part 1)
Shama Ugale delights us with a thorough overview of some key features in upcoming Selenium 4, including code examples.
Testing FastAPI endpoints using fastapi.testclient
FastAPI is a very popular library for creating APIs in Python and this short guide, Rahul Bhave explains how to use it for testing, too.
Why we chose Playwright over Cypress
It's always interesting to see the reasoning behind choosing one tool over the other in a real-world example, just like Tom Guppy did it here for Playwright and Cypress.
Book review — Accelerate: Building and Scaling High-Performing Technology Organizations
Shouldn't we give Kristin Jackvony a special title of some sort for doing so many great reviews of software testing books? This one about Accelerate: Building and Scaling High-Performing Technology Organizations is no exception from her high standards!
Book review — Team Guide to Testability
James Espie and Oliver Jacks shared an enjoyable video where they discuss a book called Team Guide to Software Testability.
Welcome to the 40th issue!
Someone shared a nice story about their career progression from Manual QA to QA Management, and finally to Project Management.
This is a good reminder that we're free to choose our next path, whether it's within QA or outside of it.
And here's a great resource on navigating your QA career path by Melissa Eaden that may help you out.
But regardless of the choice you make, the most important ingredient of your growth is to never stop learning.
And my mission here is to help you learn more about QA every week.
So enjoy the read and see you next Friday!Dawid Dylowicz