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Ash Winter has created the ‘Testability Advocacy Canvas’ map/aid tool to build better visibility in testing and for those who want to become testability advocates within a team or wider organization.
The most important relationship you as a individual tester and team can have is with the developers. It's not unusual to see bickering between development and QA. Dennis Martinez shares some tips to have both teams do their best work without constant arguing.
In this article, Prashant Hegde discusses a mental model called “The map is not the territory” and how it can guide our decisions as a tester.
Testers shouldn’t be held as a gatekeepers for the final product. As such others should not be excludes either. Gregory Paciga explains this premise beautifully in this article.
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One thing you as a tester or developer should never get into is this v/s that framework fight.
When it comes to automations and automated tests, there are plenty of things you can do. Here Brian Douglas describes 5 things as listed below.
Step up your security with CodeQL
Run npm test in your workflows to push the latest and greatest
Take a look at your build with automated visual tests
Use Lighthouse to make sure you’re not slowing your website down
Automate your releases (and release notes) with GitHub Actions
Code refactoring is good. It helps keep code clean and robust. But have you wondered if you might be just doing too much of it ? well, Jason Swett provides an interesting perspective.
UI tests and snapshot tests doesn’t replace each other but rather complements each other. Their focus is different and it might be confusing to understand when to write UI tests rather than screenshot tests and vice versa. Sergio does a very good job explaining the differences and how to use them.
See a practical example of how to organize automated postman collection execution inside Docker via newman CLI.
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It’s the end of the year and just like last year Naveen kumar has performance testing during the US holiday season and provides detailed guide on the same.
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🎁 Bonus Content
OTHER INTERESTING STUFF
Will You Really Invest in Your People? by Steve Keating
This Is How Smart Risk-Takers Succeed by Larae Quy
LAST WEEK'S MOST READ
Postman Flows: 5 Example Flows (17 Clicks)
🛠️ Resources & Tools
dstp — Run common networking tests against your site, built with Go, available to install cross-platform.
jest-extended — Aims to add additional matchers (i.e. assertions) to Jest's defaults, making it easy to test everything.
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