Issue #43 : Software Testing Notes
💡 Automation is not the goal • 🧨 Testing is an Unsolved Problem • 🧱 Deploy JMeter on AWS using Terraform
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Welcome the 43rd 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
I have been hearing lot about RPA and so I was delighted to hear that Shian Liao has put together a very good and to the point article on What RPA is and what isn’t ?
David Tzhmach shares a story of how one team that made it all different when it comes to the quality mindset and testing in particular.
Check out this amazing mind map by Srinivas Kadiyala. He has put together a lot of work into putting this mind map together. — "Chrome Web Dev Tools" and How to use it for "Web Application Testing"
One of the most popular questions in the test community — what is the most important skill for a tester?
A well written article by jason arbon on why software testing is complex. Importance of human intelligence and not just relying on the automation scripts.
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iFrames can be tricky to work with sometimes. Ramit Dhamija has put together a very detailed article about it. The blog post includes below topics and some more.
How To Identify iFrames on a Web Page?
How to Switch Selenium Webdriver to Elements over iFrame?
How to Switch the Selenium Webdriver Back to the Main Frame?
Switching over the iFrame when iFrame ID, Name and Web Element doesn’t work or isn’t present
Handling Nested iFrames in Selenium Test Automation
Learn How to select cypress tests to run using the GitHub pull request checkboxes.
Some teams and some people think that automation is the goal. But is it? Read this article by Sérgio Freire and find out.
Keep your integration tests as close as possible to your application code, avoid mocking.
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I have heard about it but never knew how to put in words. Mohamed Tarek describes it perfectly with background noise. What it is ? Why you need it and how to simulate it.
As always, another great article by Naveen Kumar. This time he writes about how to deploy JMeter infrastructure on AWS with terraform.
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Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP’s) top 10 API security threats document outlines the most common attacks that occur against web APIs and provides tips on protecting your API from these threats.
Get yourself familiar with OWASP ZAP, SonarCloud and GitHub Security. From setup to configuration, to generating and understanding reports.
➜ Read all curated stuff on Security Testing here.
🎁 Bonus Content
OTHER INTERESTING STUFF
Keep A Log by Bruno Oliveira
Becoming a Better Writer in Tech by Gergely Orosz
4 Things I Learned About Agile By Doing It. by Vernon Richards
LAST WEEK'S MOST READ
🛠️ Resources & Tools
Pest — Is an elegant PHP Testing Framework with a focus on simplicity.
Responsive Viewer — A Chrome extension to show multiple screens in one view.
SQL Murder Mystery — Learn SQL in a fun and gamified way. The SQL Murder Mystery is designed to be both a self-directed lesson to learn SQL concepts and commands and a fun game for experienced SQL users to solve an intriguing crime.
Select Star SQL — This is an interactive book which aims to be the best place on the internet for learning SQL. It is free of charge, free of ads and doesn't require registration or downloads.
Advanced REST client — The web developers helper program to create and test custom HTTP requests.
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😂 And Finally,
Keep Smiling and have a fun week.
Thanks so much for reading ,
Pritesh- Software Testing Notes