35: What does it mean 'to test a blockchain' and which knowledge do you need for it

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Hello everyone! 👋

Welcome the 35th 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. I have lots of nice reads for you this week, let me know what your favorite is!

Happy Testing and have a great rest of the week! 🙏


📚 Testing

Is there a place for test managers in Agile Development? by David Tzemach

Test managers can add great value to the Agile software development process. David Tzemach describes the need of understanding the context and what you need, so you can get the most benefit from their knowledge and experience.

Metamorphic Testing by Michael Stahl

Metamorphic testing allows the creation of a large number of tests on complex systems without the need to invest much time and effort in calculating expected results or in setting up the test system to ensure a specific result.

Fascinating article about Metamorphic testing by Michael Stahl.

What does it mean 'to test a blockchain' and which knowledge do you need for it by Oleksandr Romanov

What blockchain brings to the testing world? How deeply do you need to know about blockchain to test with such systems?

In this blog post, Oleksandr Romanov describes a few different cases of testing blockchains and also shares his list of things we would need to know to bring quality to such systems successfully.

Flaky Tests And Their Causes by Hala Samir

In this article, Hala Samir lays out few common reasons for flaky tests and aslo discusses how to mitigate them.

👉 Read all curated stuff on Software Testing here.


⚙️ Automation

The best way to add a Request Body to a POST request using Rest-Assured by Elias Nogueira

Elias Nogueira shares his recommendation on best approach for the test automation.

End-to-End testing with Cypress by Sergii Kirianov

Get started with end to end testing with cypress. Making first project set-up to implement tests with Cypress testing framework.

E2E test API’s using Docker and GitLab CI by Robert-Jan Kuyper

In this article, Robert-Jan Kuyper gives a brief overview of how to end-to-end test API’s inside GitLab CI.

Writing automated e2e tests for known buggy systems by Alister B Scott

Alister B Scott shows few different options all with their own advantages and disadvantages to manage the bugs in end to end tests in Playwright.

  1. Option One: Commit the failing test as it is
  2. Option Two: Mark the failing test as skipped
  3. Option Three: Update the assertion to be incorrect (with a comment)
  4. Option Four: test.fail()

Getting Started with Test Automation Code Reviews by Oluwatomi Familoni

So, how do you perform code reviews for your automation code ? or are you new to reviewing test automation code ? Oluwatomi Familoni shares very interesting perspective and step by step process that you can follow for the code reviews.

👉 Read all curated stuff on Software Testing Automation here.


💨 Performance

How Implementing Chaos Engineering Can Benefit Your Project by Ralfs Bremmers

Learn about what chaos engineering and few different terminologies associated with it. And also get started with performing chaos experiment with Gremlin.

👉 Read all curated stuff on performance Testing here.


🛠️ Resources & Tools

SWAPI - The Star Wars API — The Star Wars API, or "swapi" (Swah-pee) is the world's first quantified and programmatically-accessible data source for all the data from the Star Wars canon universe!

pytest-recording — A pytest plugin that allows recording network interactions via VCR.py

vcrpy — Automatically mock your HTTP interactions to simplify and speed up testing


📝 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.

Testers added this week : Oleg Andreyev, Sérgio Martins and Jolivé Hodehou

Show me all Software Testers

Do you also create content around Software Testing ? Submit yours here and I will add it to the list.


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😂 And Finally,

Debugging is cool 😂

Keep Smiling and have a fun week.


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Pritesh- Software Testing Notes


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