Issue 26: You Cannot Create Software Without Bugs, Problems and Mistakes

🕒 5 MIN READ | Published on: September 23, 2021

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Hello everyone! 👋

I’m Pritesh and this is the 26th 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!

Happy Testing and have a great rest of the week! 🙏

📚 On Testing

What To Consider When Doing Visual Testing by Marie Drake

Marie Drake shares some tips that she have found useful when implementing visual testing on various projects.

Create Situational Aware Test Plans by Jesper Ottosen

Jesper Ottosen provides a very thoughtful way to create situational aware test plans inspired by Wardley Mapping.

How a Test Strategy Helped to Increase Deployment Maturity and Product Quality by Ben Linders

An article by Ben Linders where he explores how test strategy affects the overall product development and quality based on Varuna Srivastava’s thoughts.

Deep testing and “Deep Work” (Cal Newport) by Lee Hawkins

Lee Hawkins explores hoe deep work can help reducing distractions and freeing up your capacity for software testing.

How We Used Slack to Manage Testing Devices by Johanna South

A very creative hack by Johanna South on using slack as a way to manage test devices.

System testing in virtual environments by Marcus Eggenberger via Coders Kitchen

When it comes to system level testing, virtual environments offer several strong benefits for you. In this blog post, Marcus Eggenberger highlights some of the most important ones.

You Cannot Create Software Without Bugs, Problems and Mistakes by Ben Hosking

There is no such thing as perfection. not in life and certainly not in software. Ben Hosking explains beautifully in this post.

There are Plenty of Ways to Talk about Exploratory Testing by Maaret Pyhäjärvi

Maaret Pyhäjärvi writes about couple of ways to talk about exploratory testing and provides insights into them.

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💨 Performance

Ten things you should learn before learning about performance testing by Naveenkumar

Naveenkumar lists out ten things we should learn before learning about performance testing and its tools and he also highlights the essential and fundamental concepts we may need to go through for your performance testing trip.

➜ Read all curated stuff on Performance here.

🛡️ Security

How to hack and bypass a web application firewall WAF during penetrating testing by Jitender Narula

An in depth guide to web application firewall penetrating testing by Jitender Narula.

Anton’s Security Blog Quarterly Q3 2021 by Anton Chuvakin

Anton Chuvakin has compiled a periodic list of posts on security. List includes top posts of all time, of medium, top Cloud Security Podcast by Google on Security operations / detection & response, Data security, Cloud security

➜ Read all curated stuff on Security here.

🛠️ Resources & Tools


Your 100% static dynamic backend. DeepfakeHTTP is a web server that uses HTTP dumps as a source for responses.


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.

Overlay Fact Sheet

A non-biased, community-driven, fact-based information sheet aimed at educating customers on web-accessibility overlays.

The WebAIM Million

An annual accessibility analysis of the top 1,000,000 home pages.


Litmus is an open source Chaos Engineering platform that enables teams to identify weaknesses & potential outages in infrastructures by inducing chaos tests in a controlled way.

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😂 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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