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Welcome the 64th 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!
Stress has become a part of the Job. Any Job. And field of testing is not any different. This article focuses on how stress influences QA in their ability to test. doroff-goroff essentially breaks down stress levels into four major factors and shows us how to deal with each of them separately.
How do you approach quality and what are the common pitfalls to lookout for? Vernon Richards lists out nine common quality culture fails and shows what are some of the way to deal with them.
Read this article by Joep Schuurkes to know more about what risk based testing is, what are different forms of it and how the risk level could be determined using set of well defined approaches.
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World of “Design pattern” is very deep and wide and it does get many people scratching their heads. When it comes to the “Page Object Model”, there is so much more to learn than you might realize. Here is a great article by Blake Norrish sharing twelve deeper topics on page objects that will help you in real automation implementations.
Common mistakes are bound to happen regardless of what framework or tool you use. Filip Hric shares some good advice on few common issues you might face using Cypress for automation and also provides insight on what you could do to avoid them.
When it comes to testing, there’s a lot that you could do with superb powers of postman. Read this article by Andrey Enin and take a peak at how JSON data validation levels SHOULD look like in a script and how you could use JSON Schema to test all validation levels at once.
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Have a postman collection and want to create JMeter test script? No need to write each request one by one as there is a easy solution to this. Berkay Kırmızıoğlu shared a great little tip of using cURL to copy the request from postman and adding it in JMeter.
And if you are not too keen of copying and pasting using cURL, Folks at Loadium have crafted a utility called postman2jmx that directly coverts Postman collection JSON file to the JMeter JMX file.
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Chrome in itself is a great testing tool if you know few nitpicks about it. Solderea Ioan shares a one such tip about how you can use Chrome’s rendering tool to simulate the most common vision problems. Just follow few simple steps as Solderea Ioan has described and see it for yourself.
When it comes to accessibility, Chrome is not the only answer. Firefox has some very useful utilities that you can use to help with accessibility testing. In this article, take a look at Firefox’s accessibility features that you can use today.
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🛠️ Resources & Tools
Siteimprove Accessibility Checker — A Chrome extension that opens a sidebar on any web page to allow you to do various accessibility checks, with descriptions of the problems and potential solutions.
WebPageTest GitHub Action — A GitHub Action that lets you automatically run tests against WebPageTest on code changes.
Ajv JSON schema validator — Ajv generates code to turn JSON Schemas into super-fast validation functions that are efficient for v8 optimization.
MockK — mocking library for Kotlin
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