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Autonomous testing of services at scale
Wondering how Facebook does test automation? Well, here it is! Paul Marinescu describes how they came up with their own integration testing framework for service-oriented architecture using some clever autonomous features.
Better Ideas At Test Design
How do you know what and how to test? Maaret Pyhäjärvi shares some valuable insights from the course she's recently taken.
And for more testing ideas, you may also be interested in the comprehensive guide to Ad-Hoc Testing by Fahim Sachedina.
How JIRA Dashboard can make life easy for a Quality Assurance Engineer
JIRA is not only about tickets and bugs. Shushma Amarnath explains the great features of creating custom filters and dashboards that can help you track quality metrics.
Speaking of bugs, Cagri Ataseven wrote a great guide to The Software Bug Life Cycle (SBLC).
Life (of a Tester) as we know it
Mah Noor spent two years in software testing and decided to share an honest retrospection, including some solid lessons learned along the way.
Similarly, Kelly Chin wrote about interesting lessons learned from hers 10-year QA journey.
Testing is not just…
I've been enjoying Diogo Nunes's articles about the basics of testing so far and this week I want to highlight this simple explanation of what testing is and isn't.
Also, Ben Dowen shared his valuable opinion on What does quality mean to me?.
Testing parties and why you might need them
How to test when there are no testers? Here's a very interesting explanation of the testing parties process that Luis Silva Hernandez and his colleagues came up with.
51+ Test Automation Interview Questions
Preparing for an interview? Try yourself and see if you can answer all the questions about test automation that Twisa Mistry prepared.
And once you get that job, you may want to apply Dennis Martinez's Tips When Starting Your First Developer/Tester Job.
AI/ML in Software Test Automation
Is AI really a game-changer for testing or is it all just marketing? Blake Norrish gives pieces of advice on how to tell the difference.
Additionally, David O'Keeffe explains why Machine Learning Is The Future Of Test Data Management.
Test Automation Framework (Selenium with Java) — The First Selenium Test Case
If you're interested in learning how to set up a test automation framework with Selenium in Java, Tomasz Buga is working on a great series of articles explaining everything in depth.
The best practices test automation with Selenium WebDriver
And if you already have a framework but you want to improve your Selenium test, Anton Smirnov provides a number of great tips.
Additionally, Sajitha Pathirana wrote a two-part article about handling wait conditions smarter in Selenium. Here's the second part.
Too Much Test Automation
What happens when you end up having thousands of tests? Can it become too much? What to do then? Martin Ivison shares his thought about it, along with some great pieces of advice.
In a similar way, Mark Winteringham asks Should You Create Automation For Each Negative API Scenario?.
Ddosify: High-performance load testing tool
Two weeks ago, I mentioned Ddosify — the new open-source load testing tool. And this week, NaveenKumar Namachivayam wrote a nice overview of the tool.
And if you want to know how it compares to other tools, Cakra Amiyantoro wrote a getting-started guide to Locust, a Python load testing tool.
TestKube — an open-source test execution framework for Kubernetes
If you use Kubernetes, you might be interested in Ole Lensmar's announcement about the new release of TestKube that now supports runners for Postman collections, Cypress tests and cURL.
Similarly, Joana Deluca Kleis wrote a guide to Integration testing with Docker and Testcontainers.
My Favourite Quotes from Jerry Weinberg's book on "Perfect Software And Other Illusions About Testing"
Whether or not you've read Jerry Weinberg's timeless book Perfect Software — And Other Illusions about Testing, you might be interested in Lavanya Mohan's list of her favourite quotes.
React Web App Testing With NodeJs, Cypress, WebDriverIO
Nikolay Advolodkin created a super-detailed and well-prepared video tutorial to testing web apps using various tools, including Cypress and WebDriverIO. There are a lot of great tips on design patterns and test design, too.
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Welcome to the 95th issue!
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