Issue 61: Tips To Work If You Are the Only QA On the Team

🕒 5 MIN READ | Published on: June 22, 2022

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Hello there! 👋

Welcome the 61st 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.

Do you know that new Google Chrome 103 got released with a bunch of new features recently and one of the most notable features is the introduction of HTTP Status Code 103 that helps the browser decide what content to preload before the page has even started to arrive. But remember, Since this is a new HTTP status code, using it requires updates to your server. Naveen has written a nice introduction blog post about it with deep-dive into HTTP 103 status code with a quick demo.

Now, onto the this week’s links. I have lots of nice reads for you this week, let me know what your favorite is!

📚 Testing

Tips To Work If You Are the Only QA On the Team by Paulo Oliveira

In some of previous issues, I have shared few links on how to manage being a single QA in a team. This week let me share this article by Paulo Oliveira where he shares 8 tips on what you can do to ensure great the quality, be able to deliver what is expected and much more…

Also take a look at 5 Tips for Starting a New Role as a Tester by Callum Akehurst-Ryan

How Not to Test with DynamoDB by Seth Orell

You might have read many how to articles but have you ever stumble across How Not to article ? Well, I did this week. Seth Orell wrote a very nice article where he shares his experience on what he did wrong testing DynamoDB and warns us about few pitfalls for the same.

➜ Read all curated stuff on Software Testing here.

⚙️ Automation

How To Refactor Your Acceptance Tests by Lewis Prescott

Code refactoring is a important part of the job regardless it’s development or testing. Lewis Prescott shares his experience of how code refactoring helps in overall maintenance and few tips to consider when you are refactoring your acceptance tests.

How to use the Factory design pattern to create browser instances: local and remote approach by Elias Nogueira

Very helpful guide with practical example and code organization diagram on how to execute your selenium test locally as well as remotely using factory design pattern.

Running Postman Collections in Azure Pipelines by Kherin Bundhoo

In the last week’s Issue I shared a link about running JMeter distribution tests with Azure Load Testing. This week, read this post by Kherin Bundhoo on executing API tests with postman collections and Azure pipeline.

State transition diagrams help to define tests by Mike Harris

Mike Harris masterfully explains the importance of identifying states of functionality using State transition diagrams which could be very useful information and help you to know how changes in state take place and to identify tests that should be executed.

How Deep Should Your Automated Test Cases Go? by Dennis Martinez

As Dennis Martinez rightly points out “you can't test absolutely everything in an application”. You need to prioritize and be smart about it. This article will be a great resource on how can you figure out what to focus on with so many options.

Cypress v10 Tips and Tricks by Gleb Bahmutov

Gleb Bahmutov has put together this posts collecting all the tips for the working with Cypress v10.

And speaking of Cypress, Zhimin Zhan did a great job comparing Cypress vs Selenium WebDriver with examples.

➜ Read all curated stuff on Software Testing Automation here.

💨 Performance

Troubleshooting a JavaScript memory leak by Shimin Zhang

A job of the performance tester is to identify the memory leaks but as you move towards the performance engineering you should also know how to perform debug/troubleshoot the memory leaks as well. Take a look at this great article by Shimin Zhang explaining the same and also what things to consider when troubleshooting memory issues.

➜ Read all curated stuff on performance Testing here.

🛡️ Security

SameSite attribute of the Set-Cookie HTTP response header allows you to declare if your cookie should be restricted to a first-party or same-site context.

In this article, Vickie Li shares why we might believe that SameSite cookies are more secure than they actually are, and clarifies some mistakes she made in her previous article.

➜ Read all curated stuff on Security Testing here.

🌞 Accessibility

How to test your web app accessibility? by Sylvain Hamann

In this post, Sylvain Hamann shares his experience of performing accessibility testing and also shares some tips to test the accessibility of your web application or website better.

➜ Read all curated stuff on Accessibility Testing here.

🛠️ Resources & Tools

MockRTC Powerful and friendly WebRTC mock peer and proxy that lets you build automated tests for WebRTC traffic, simulate WebRTC errors in a reliable reproducible way, and more.

Cypress Chrome Recorder Export Cypress tests from Google Chrome's DevTools recorder.

Pee.js A JavaScript library for testing memory leaks by allowing you to leak a set amount of memory.

Jiffy Reader — Chrome extension that purports to 10X your reading speed with a simple brain hack. Demonstrated on the page and it does seem to work, though I can see why some might hate it.

📝 List of Software Testers

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🎁 Bonus Content



  1. As a Tester, What can I showcase except Bugs, Tests, and Bug Reports?
  2. Allure Report Hands-on Guide
  3. iOS security testing & reverse engineering guide

😂 And Finally,

Testing During Development

Keep Smiling and have a fun week.

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Thanks so much for reading ,

Pritesh- Software Testing Notes

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