Pritesh from Software Testing Notes here 👋.Welcome to the 11th issue of Software Testing Notes! 🚀. There's a lot of good reads, tools and resources this week. Let me know which one is your favorite this week, just reply to this email!
Hope you have a great rest of the week.
📚 Top Reads
Bas Dijkstra is creating a six part series on the contract testing. this is the installment of the series where bas discusses,
- What makes integration testing so difficult?
- Introducing contract testing
- And, How does contract testing work?
Read part 1 here.
What happens when tester transition through quality engineer and into quality coach ? James Thomas provides his views one the same. Dynamic shift on the roles and responsibility and how to make it work.
The amount of time spent managing a local development environment, updating it, making sure it keeps running, is costly in itself .
In this article, Gareth McCumskey has put together his thoughts on why local development environments are not as useful as you might think for the serverless applications and why we should not be using them because its what we have traditionally done.
Should you automate every test ? Answer is No (Obviously). Then how to decide exactly which test cases to automate ? Nishi Grover Garg has put together a questionnaire which can help prioritize what should be automated.
Among many of them, Here are my favorite picks,
- Is the test going to be repeated?
- Do you need to run the test with multiple datasets or paths?
- Is the area of your app that this is testing prone to change?
- Are you doing it only for the reports? This is a big one 🐘
At the core of Test automation, it has three parts: stimulus, response, and some number of checks. Here’s what you need to understand about each of these parts, so that you will be able to create stacks and adjacent stacks that add greater flexibility to your test automation.
- Defined: Stimulus, response, and checks
- Implementation: Abstract your steps
- How adjacent stacks can help
- How many checks should a script have?
- When to use multiple checks in one script
- Checks and determinism
Rex compares the architecture for Selenium 3 vs Selenium 4 , highlights a few Selenium 4 advantages and new features in Selenium 4 that involve Selenium IDE, Selenium WebDriver, and Selenium Grid.
He has also created YouTube video for the same. ✔ Selenium 3 vs Selenium 4 Architecture Explained In Detail | (Video 204)
Apache POI offers libraries that allows to process files in office document format. This article shows with particle example of can how we can test transactions in excel format.
RapidAPI is a one-stop shop for APIs and developed for developers, by developers. Learn about step by step API testing with RapidAPI & Github Actions.
Learn how to measure and analyze end user response times for transactions in your mobile app in this article by using Apptim for both Android and IOS
Matthew shares 4 security vulnerability types and the mobile app security best practices that address them.
- Improper OS usage
- Insecure data storage
- Insecure traffic and API calls
- Code tampering and jailbroken devices
Learn how the browser and website creates a secure connection to provide privacy and data integrity for communication between a server and a client and Wireshark for briefly understanding the TLS handshake. Learning points are as below.
- What is TLS/SSL Handshake?
- How we encrypt the entire communication between client and server using TLS protocol?
- HTTP vs HTTPS
🛠️ Resources & Tools
Tails is a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship.
Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customize - and it’s loaded with great features!
JAWS scripts for the Find and Replace (FNR) open source tool.
📝 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, Just some happy little accidents
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Happy Reading. 🔥