Issue #17 : Software Testing Notes
🔬 Testing a Data Science Model • Does your Test Automation code smell 👃? Here’s how you can launder it! • ⚙️ The performance effects of too much lazy-loading
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I’m Pritesh and this is the 17th 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. There are some really nice reads this week, let me know what your favorite is!
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Laveena shares how she was able to explore the world of data science as a tester when testing a model and how you can apply that if you find yourself in a similar situation. As part of an emerging team, how she was able to contribute value in a new field that she had never tested before.
Have a better understanding of what data science is.
Know how we can test models.
Know what existing skills we already have that we can apply in a data science team.
Leave with resources to help our teams’ better structure itself to have confidence in the data produced.
We’ll look at what did or didn’t work.
So, how do you assign severity of a bug ? what questions should we ask ? read this detailed post about it by Bashiul Alam Sabab.
SQL is a great way to manage databases and compare information before and after processing and the best SQL analytics tools make performing these tasks easy. They also enable you to display results in beautiful charts and graphs, then share these reports with people in your organization.
In this article Duncan analyzes top SQL analytics tools and highlight why he like each one.
Jason Swett shares some interesting productivity tips that he has learned over the years. Some of my favorites are,
Start real work right away
Start with something highly tractable
When possible, exercise before work
When possible, keep email, Slack, Twitter, etc. closed
Work on one thing at a time
Try hard to write code that’s easy to understand
Keep a to-do list
End the day with a plan for tomorrow
Starting a new role in Product Manager ? or trying to get better perspective on product management ? This should be definitely in your reading list.
Scrum Masters play a critical role in ensuring goal alignment, identifying risks, removing bottlenecks, and keeping sprint backlogs on track. Ask these often overlooked questions to set your agile team up for success.
Sheyinka shares some of her favorite questions to ask as a Scrum Master. Find detailed explanation on below points in this article.
During Backlog Grooming:
How are we scoring effort?
During Sprint Planning:
Do we have all the information needed to get these tickets completed?
How will we complete the Sprint Backlog?
What can we reasonably accomplish during this Sprint?
During Daily Standup:
Is there any new knowledge that we need to take into account?
Are there any risks to the work we committed to?
A ﬂaky test is an analysis of web application code that fails to produce the same result each time the same analysis is run
Antoine Veuiller shares stories of some real-life examples of flaky tests that he has stumbled upon.
“Finding bugs in an organisation”; why I’m frustrated with the tester role recently by Maaike Brinkhof
Eventually almost every testers has experienced some version of this. Maaike puts the thoughts of so many testers to words on why this job can be frustrating at times.
Understand the core implementation and principles of the Jest testing framework with detailed examples on the same.
Here are some ways by which you can avoid code smells with examples. It’s important that you follow these right from the get-go.
Unstable locator strategies
Inefficient wait strategy
Inappropriate points of failure
Testing feature flags provided by 3rd party services ? This blog post teaches you how to control the feature flags provided by 3rd party services like Flagsmith, LaunchDarkly, Split, etc during end-to-end tests.
Introduction to Playwright with creating a small automation test framework that implements Page Object Model.
Lazy-loading is a technique to defer downloading a resource until it's needed, which conserves data and reduces network contention for critical assets
Data-driven advice for lazy-loading images with Core Web Vitals in mind. This post summarizes how Rick Viscomi and Felix Arntz analyzed publicly available web transparency data and ad hoc A/B testing to understand the adoption and performance characteristics of native image lazy-loading.
Take a deep dive into writing automated tests to verify the security aspects of an application feature (i.e. file upload) and explore writing automated tests on the unit-level and API-level to verify the security aspects of the file upload functionality.
Testing keyboard navigation is one of the important aspect of the accessibility testing. Gleb Bahmutov shares an example Implementing a keyboard-driven test in Cypress.
🛠️ Resources & Tools
Hammer is a touch, stylus and keyboard synthesis library for emulating user interaction events. It enables better ways of triggering UI actions in unit tests, replicating a real world environment as much as possible.
Network Inspector and Logger for Apple Platforms.
A text-based HTTP client in the browser, an interface-less Postman.
This is a simple Java GUI application to calculate severity level of a bug.
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