Issue #93 : Software Testing Notes
5 reasons why your testing career becomes stagnant and how to fix it
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Welcome to the 93rd 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.
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Have you been testing long enough? Do you feel bored or wondering what’s next? You are not alone. Many of us feel this way sometimes. To resolve some of your thoughts and put things into perspective, Thanh Huynh has shared some nice insights on some of the probable causes for stagnation and what you could do about them in below article👇.
And speaking about testing career, Patrick Prill just crossed 20 years doing Software Testing. Lots of ups and downs and so many insights. Read more about his journey on Software Testing for 20 years. And if you manage to read entire article, Patrick has a gift for you at the end.(Thank you for the surprise Patrick 🤣).
And if you want to read more about testers sharing their experience on their software testing journey and more, take a look at the Qa Life topic on our website. I have curated some good stories over there.
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The path to professional growth lies in embracing mistakes.
Making mistakes is how you learn. I have never met a single person who can say “I never make mistakes”. Every mistake can be turned into a learning opportunity with a right mindset. Dennis Martinez draws from his own experience of one such incident where he accidentally deleted a production database and the valuable lessons learned from it.
We have often talked about importance of having critical thinking skills as one of the core aspect of being a good tester. Fachrul Ch demonstrates this using a Puzzle, where people are quick to jump into the answer without giving much thought on the Puzzle itself.
“It runs on my machine, So it must work on the server too” — An example of Hasty Generalization Fallacy
After a while, Kristin Jackvony is back with another piece on “Logical Fallacies for Testers” series. The article puts several examples before our eyes on how Hasty Generalization Fallacy can happen in testing and what we could do about it.
We had taken a look at a case study to start testing for the OpenAI like apps in previous issue (#91). But can Generative AI (such as ChatGPT) create test sessions and exploratory test ideas? Callum Akehurst-Ryan has ran some experiments and shared the results in this article.
What is the core of testability? John Gluck gives a very detailed overview of the same and shares how do you define, approach and advocate for testability in your projects with practical examples.
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Parallelism is one of few ways you can use to reduce your test execution time. Ram shows us how we can utilize docker with Selenium grid in easy way to set-up our selenium tests for parallel execution.
Get stared with API testing with nightwatch? Take a look at this article by Millan K. sharing step by step process of setting up the framework and running your first API test. All withing 15 minutes.
P.S. 📢Nightwatch.js version 3 has just been released! It has has been redesigned around the three core pillars of developer experience, mobile-first, and one framework for everything testing. Exciting time ahead!
Testing file uploads has never been this easy with Cypress. With help of .
selectFile() command or with
cypress-file-upload plugin. Take a look at this article by Elisha Dongol demonstrating both ways to test file uploads using Cypress with practical examples.
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Lighthouse is one of the most popular tool to audits for performance, accessibility, progressive web apps, SEO and more. Follow this step by step article by Kritika Vohra to learn how to integrate Lighthouse with Cypress and generate reports.
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A Web DDoS Tsunami attack is an evolved type of HTTP DDoS Flood cyberattack that is sophisticated, aggressive and very difficult to detect and mitigate without blocking legitimate traffic.
There are the 4 ways Web DDoS Tsunami Attacks can be categorized - attack volume, attack duration, characterization of the botnet and Attack Transactions. This article by Ehud Doron explains the characteristics of the botnet used and the attack transactions.
To know about first two types - Attack Volume and Attack Duration, Take a look at the part 1.
Here is a list of some of the most important AWS security tools that can help you to manage and secure your AWS infrastructure.
This is an old article but still very much relevant. Navigation with keyboard alone and navigation with screen reader’s help are two different thing. It’s confusing sometimes when we are testing for accessibility. Léonie Watson nicely explains the differences between these two types of ways to navigate.
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Unlighthouse — An open-source, fully configurable CLI tool that will scan your entire website using Google Lighthouse in just a few minutes.
Faker.js UI — A visual UI to let you generate fake but realistic data using the popular Faker.js library.
YATTIE — is an open-source desktop-based tool that supports the entire process of exploratory testing, from gathering evidence to generating test reports.
JSON CRACK — A simple visualization tool and formatter for your JSON, XML, TOML, YAML, CSV data with no forced structure. Paste your data and view it visually using various flow-chart formats.
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