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10 Essential Skills of a Successful Software Tester
If you need some inspiration, Helena Hrubesova published a solid list of ten skills and attitudes that can help you become a better software tester.
Common Database Testing Problems
Testing databases is not trivial as Kovid Rathee explains. Luckily, he also shares some solutions for the problems around it.
Getting into Toptal as a Software Tester
If you're thinking of becoming a software testing freelancer, you may find this detailed guide by Mate Ajduković on getting into Toptal helpful.
Additionally, Željko Kostić wrote a decent piece on getting started in software QA.
Testing and the Path to Quality
We all want to build quality software, and testing is a critical part of that challenge. Remember that quality is the destination, and that testing is only the vehicle we’re using to help us with that journey
Here's a good read where Alan Page tells us why customer plays such a huge role in defining quality of a product and how testing can help teams get better at it.
10 experts advise aspiring test automation engineers
Matthew Heusser and Carl L. Shaulis did a great job asking software testing experts for specific resources to help other test automation engineers learn more.
Similarly, Kalei White recently shared tips and insights from 11 members of the testing community.
Efficient end-to-end testing for React Native apps with Nix and Saucelabs
Testing React Native apps? Andy Pagès describes a clever way to use NixOS to speed up Android apk builds for further testing on cloud devices with Appium.
Getting Started with Appium for Android Kotlin on macOS in 10 Minutes
Anton Angelov shares a quick step-by-step guide to installing, setting up and running Appium tests on Android. Kudos for all the useful code snippets!
How to Know Your Test Automation Project Is Doomed
This is a very insightful article from Dennis Martinez about how some organisations introduce risks to test automation projects and how you, as a contributor to such projects, can spot them.
Stimulus, response, check: The core of test automation
I enjoyed Paul Grizzaffi's reasoning behind the three pillars of effective test automation: action, response and check.
TDD changed my relationship with Software Testing
I liked Clarice Abreu's journey of growing as a software developer and learning the importance of doing test automation during feature implementation.
An introduction to @testing-library: Part 2
Following the first part that I mentioned last week, Kieran Roberts once again does a great job describing in detail the possibilities of the Testing Library.
Getting Started with Goose
Yet another load testing tool! I haven't heard of Goose before but NaveenKumar Namachivayam did a solid review of this tool written in Rust.
Rest your eye with AyeSpy — Visual testing
Sania D'Souza gives a nice overview of AyeSpy — an open-source visual testing tool that can do 40 screenshot comparison in a minute.
Selenium 4 New Features by Examples in Ruby
While Selenium 4 is getting closer to a full release, it's a good time to check out its features. Here's a list of them with examples in Ruby by Zhimin Zhan.
And for even more features, see Anton Smirnov's overview of the DevTools protocol in Selenium 4.
Expanding On the Tester Bill of Rights
If you read the famous Agile Testing book, you may remember the Tester Bill of Rights included there. Here's a great effort by Jonathan Thompson who gives more context about them.
Exploratory Testing: How to do it with Practical Example
I liked this quick 12-min overview of exploratory testing by Pramod Dutta explaining what it is and also showing how to do it in practice using a bunch of helpful tools.
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Welcome to the 65th issue!
Yesterday it was April Fools' Day and Stack Overflow totally nailed it.
I mean, we all love to copy the code from there, right?
So now, when you try to do that, a small window pops up saying that you only have 2 copy/pastes left.
But what happens when you hit the limit?
Well, then you need to buy their shiny new copy/paste tool designed specifically for that job — The Copy/Paste Key. 😂
And here you can try it yourself.