Hello everyone! 👋
I’m Pritesh and this is the 18th edition of Software Testing Notes, a weekly newsletter featuring must-read content on Software Testing. I hope this week has been good for you so far. There's a lot of good reads, tools and resources this week, let me know what your favorite is!
Frameworks and tools will come and go but books 📚 are forever. Jakob Nielsen and Eran Kinsbruner has put together a collection of 100 books on Software Testing. Be sure to check it out. There are couple of recommendation which will help you tremendously in your future growth.
Happy Testing and have a great rest of the week! 🙏
Do you really have to have test cases ? are they really adding values ? Read this article by Brijesh as he makes some really strong arguments against them and why he prefers the test ideas and mission statements instead of Test Case.
Life would be so much simpler if everything was taught in this format. Geetima has a talk about API with her 5 year old. It’s hilarious, informative and enjoyable read.
Bas just published 4th article in the series of contract testing. In this article, he talks about how to automate the different steps in the consumer-driven contract testing flow and how it allows us to add these tests to our automated delivery pipelines.
One of the biggest areas that cause agile teams to slow down, is not recognizing dependencies early. - Janet Gregory
You can’t identify every dependencies up front, but there are some tools that can help us. Learn about this in this post, as Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin cover visualizing dependencies using context diagrams and dependency mapping.
Read all previously curated amazing articles, news on Software Testing here.
Thinking about starting automation testing with Cypress for Front end ? Lucas got you covered.
Get started with API testing using WebdriverIO and swagger with praticle examples in this post by Marcelo.
Appium: Native Context and Web-view context for Hybrid application | Entering the web view context by Saif Siddiqui
Vlad has few tips which can help you accelerate the usage of cypress to it’s full capacity and all of it’s glory. In this article, he covers,
- Environment variables
- Change fixtures' values on the fly based on env
- Mock API response globally
- Custom commands
- Waiting on a request
It’s tough to get articles that specifically revolve around the GO Language. Andrew Haskell has series of articles covering the automation testing in GO.
Read previous articles Intro to automated testing in go and Subtesting, skipping, and cleanup in the Go testing.
Read all previously curated amazing articles, news on Automation here.
Just as we say in automation “Just because you can automate doesn’t mean you should” . Same goes for infrastructure as well. Kubernetes is all the rage this days but that doesn’t mean you really need it or have to use it. Maik explains in great details of their infrastructure needs and why Kubernetes doesn’t really fit for them as of right now.
A well written article by Paul Gerrard which provides 360° degree view on performance testing. This article covers following in great details.
- Performance Testing Objectives
- Four Prerequisites For a Performance Test
- Performance Testing Toolkit
The Performance Test Process
Read all previously curated amazing articles, news on Performance here.
When it comes to security, you can never be too careful. Learn about few common pitfalls when security of your application is concerned.
- 1st pitfall – “I thought a WAF was enough“
- 2nd pitfall – “I was tempted to bundle my WAF with the CDN service”
- 3 pitfall – “I can enforce the same security across all platforms”
- 4th pitfall – “I thought I could do all the exception handling myself”
- 5th pitfall – “I thought DevOps would listen”
In this blog post, Shubham Shah clears up some of these misconceptions on bug bounty triage and also highlights some of the inherent implications of the triage process.
Prem Singh Rathore explains how we can install the SSL certificate in the Charles Proxy application.
Read all previously curated amazing articles, news on Security here.
🛠️ Resources & Tools
Chrome extension that records your browser interactions and generates a Playwright or Puppeteer script.
Making it easier to break into security, all through your browser with Byte-sized gamified lessons. 80% of the courses content is free. A great place to start learning about Cyber security and Penetration testing.
REST APIs simulating virtual store to serve as manual or automated study of API tests. [In Portuguese]
📝 List of Software Testers
It's hard to find good articles, podcasts on Software Testing. Even hard to find people who create them. Are you also looking for amazing software testers to follow or read their content ? check out this page dedicated to software testers.
Do you also create content around Software Testing ? Submit yours here and I will add it to the list.
And Finally, Yes boss, I am working on it. 😆
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