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36: Enhancing security of containers in Linux

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Hello everyone!Β πŸ‘‹

Welcome the 36th edition ofΒ 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!

Recently 𝑯𝑻𝑻𝑷 π‘¨π’“π’„π’‰π’Šπ’—π’†β€™π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒖𝒂𝒍 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’˜π’†π’ƒ 𝒓𝒆𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 2021 written by 112Β contributors/industry experts for web performance was published! A lot of good and useful best practice. I strongly recommend reading.

In another news, As Christmas approaches, Louise Gibbs has written a very funny and amusing Christmas Song! for Software Testers.

Happy Testing and have a great rest of the week! πŸ™


πŸ“šΒ Testing

A Brief Introduction To IoT Testing And Its Types by Pratik Rupareliya

The article explores what IoT testing is, its importance in making IoT solutions airtight and different types of IoT testing methods.

Where to test in Continuous Testing by Tim Yao

Tim Yao found a nice visualization continuous testing in devOps.

What is black box testing and how to use it in functional tests by Tobias

Wondering how black box tests can be used as functional tests ? Look no further, Tobias has just written a article about the same.

A Guide to Mobile Games Testing by Harish Rajora

I’m so happy to see a guide on Game Testing. There’s really not that much material out there on the subject. This post by Harish Rajora walks us through mobile games testing is. what a mobile game tester has to look forward to and how it is different from the testing of mobile apps.

πŸ‘‰ Read all curated stuff on Software Testing here.


βš™οΈ Automation

Test asynchronous code by Gualtiero Frigerio

Quick introduction with practical example on testing async functions in Swift.

Don’t Automate Test Cases by Blake Norrish

Another great piece by Blake Norrish. In this article he writes about how directly automating test cases leads to unwieldy and bloated automation suites that provide little or no value.

Test GraphQL API with Postman/Newman on microservice architecture by Dali Kundrat

This article shows you how to use Postman/Newman to test a specific GraphQL API covered by BFF with a self-hosted Identity Server.

How to approach a new automation task by Benjamin Bischoff

Benjamin Bischoff gives us a great insight on how to approach a new automation task with practical guideline and what questions to ask when starting a new automation task.

How to use OTP service in your automation scripts with Selenium Web Driver. by Anton S.

There are many ways to handle the OTP in automation. Anton S. shares an article on how to work with Twilio for OTP service with example.Β 

πŸ‘‰ Read all curated stuff on Software Testing Automation here.


πŸ’¨ Performance

Getting Started with Azure Load Testing by Naveen Kumar

Microsoft launched the fully managed Azure service for performance test engineers and developers to perform high scale load testing called Azure Load Testing. Naveen Kumar has taken the service out on the spin and has written an article about it. At first glace it certainly seems to be more expensive one πŸ˜ƒ.

Measuring Web Performance at Airbnb by Joshua Nelson

Learn what web performance metrics Airbnb tracks, how we measure them, and how we consider tradeoffs between them in practice.

Using Artillery to Load Test GraphQL APIs by Dennis Martinez

Learn how to use Artillery load testing to detect performance issues in your GraphQL APIs before they become a bigger problem.

πŸ‘‰ Read all curated stuff on performance Testing here.


πŸ›‘οΈ Security

Enhancing security of containers in Linux by Alexander Kozhevnikov

A very detailed guide by Alexander on what containers are, their vulnerabilities and how to provide more security to the containers in Linux systems.

  1. Introduction. What do we call a container?
  2. How dangerous containers are
  3. How to isolate containers in Linux. Standard tools
  4. Additional tools. LSM and overlayfs
  5. Unresolved issues
  6. "Fat partisans in the forests." Kind of a conclusion

πŸ‘‰ Read all curated stuff on Security Testing here.


🌞 Accessibility

A11y with Ady: December 2021 by Ady Stokes

Last round up article of the year 2021 about all things accessibility testing.


πŸ‘‰Read all curated stuff on Accessibility Testing here.


πŸ› οΈ Resources & Tools

Hasty β€” A quick way to test the performance of JavaScript snippets to see which one will would be most efficient.

OpenReplay β€” An open-source session replay stack that lets you see and debug what users do on your web app, helping you troubleshoot issues faster.

Image Optimization Test β€” An online tool to enter a URL to see how well the images are optimized and what you can do to improve them.

scrcpy β€” Display and control your Android device.

artillery-engine-playwright β€” Load test with real browsers! Powered by Artillery + Playwright.


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πŸ˜‚ And Finally,

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