Issue 25: How to set up QA processes for an agile environment?

🕒 5 MIN READ | Published on: September 15, 2021

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I’m Pritesh and this is the 25th 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!

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📚 On Testing

69.3%, OK? by James Thomas

A very thoughtful take on test coverage by James Thomas.

How to set up QA processes for an agile environment? by Jacob Hill

Jacob Hill listed down some of the best practice tips they follow for the QA process in Agile.

If you mock, are you even testing by Nicolas Carlo

Should you mock things so you can have fast and reliable tests? Or should you mostly write integration tests, which can be more brittle but catch more issues? Nicolas Carlo ponders on this and much more in this article.

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⚙️ Automation

Why should I use TestContainers approach within our integration testing inside our microservice/API? by Guilherme Rogatto

Testcontainers is a Java library that supports JUnit tests, providing lightweight, throwaway instances of common databases, Selenium web browsers, or anything else that can run in a Docker container.

Guilherme Rogatto writes about using TestContainers for integration testing with some examples and how it differs from the traditional way of testing.

Extracting Parameterized Unit Tests by William Wake

When you have tests that are alike except for a little bit of data, consider a parameterized test. William Wake talks about how parameterized unit test can reduce duplication and help us create better tests.

To Automate or not to Automate your Tests? by Simon Knight

An article by Simon Knight about some guidelines to help decide which and whether or not to automate tests in pursuit of a continuous testing outcome.

Static WAIT’s better than Dynamic WAIT’s in Automation ? by Joydeep Das

There are few scenario where using Dynamic sleep can do more harm than good and using static waits works better and makes more sense. Read more about this with particle example in this article by Joydeep Das.

A case against Page Object Model — part2 by Eldad Uzman

Eldad Uzman is back with part 2 of A case against Page Object Model. In this article he gives a reply to some of the critics to the 8 reasons Page-Object Model is overrated and provide an alternative to Page Object Model with a concrete example.

Test Plain Or Markdown File Using Cypress by Gleb Bahmutov

Gleb always comes up with very interesting examples and findings in cypress. In this article learn about how to request a text or markdown file and validate the response using Cypress.

Testing the Async Cloud with AWS CDK by Matt Morgan

very interesting article by Matt Morgan on testing asynchronous background processes and tips and tricks to improve the Async testing.

Testing Kubernetes Operators using GitHub Actions and Kind by Christopher Lenard

In this article, Christopher Lenard covers linting, unit testing, integration testing, and docker build for Kubernetes Operators using GitHub Actions and a good strategy for managing secrets in Github.

➜ Read all curated stuff on Automation here.

💨 Performance

How to Perform Load Testing with k6 using AWS CodeBuild Platform by Michael Wanyoike

Learn about how to integrate load testing with k6 into AWS CodeBuild Platform and different implementation paths, and when to use each.

➜ Read all curated stuff on Performance here.

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🛠️ Resources & Tools

Stryker Mutator

Stryker is a mutation testing framework for JavaScript, C# and Scala


Pester is the ubiquitous test and mock framework for PowerShell.

Playwright Typescript Playwright Test

This is Boilerplate/Template for Playwright with Playwright Test using Typescript.


Learn SQL with simple, interactive exercises.

Nuclei Templates

Community curated list of templates for the nuclei engine to find security vulnerabilities in applications.


It’s a first tool for testing if Kubernetes is deployed securely as defined in Kubernetes Hardening Guidance by to NSA and CISA.

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