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One of the most critical parts of any software project is releasing it out into the world, and customers. It can also be underappreciated. Sometimes releases go badly and even good quality software has problems because of how it’s released.
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During this session we’ll cover: Different forms of communication and why communication is important; Some of the challenges surrounding communication and how to overcome them; Explaining software testing fluently to others; Applying techniques to help generate conversations about testing; Evaluating the pros and cons of different communication methods in general.
We’ve picked a few topics of interest from The Club for you to read, contribute and generally get involved with?
Facebook’s enforcement is an immense challenge from which I doubt fallible people can ever be removed. Nevertheless, the question remains: How would you test to avoid this false positive?
I’m after advice from testers who may have been in a similar position to me whereby the QA resource is quite light, therefore whilst we’d like to automate what we can and are under pressure to do so, this isn’t a silver bullet and carrying out exploratory testing would at least allow us to proceed to UAT. At the end of the sprint we could then automate our specflow scenarios.
Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.
Software Testing is comprised of a great number of things, and resists being narrowly defined. Techniques vary widely and the industry evolves rapidly, so how can we explain what it is exactly? Claire Reckless helps us to do so, calmly and concisely, in her article “So, What Is Software Testing?”. Since advocating for testing includes the ability to communicate these points, I wanted to absorb Claire’s article. Being visually focused means I learn best by making sketchnotes, so that’s what I did
Unit testing comes to my mind as the first one.It helps me as a tester in a way that I let developers do the deeds and learn to trust they do things right. Even reviewing the unit test code is actually a neat learning experience, once you get to understand the unit test logic.
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- Upstream rebuilds with Jenkins Job Builder — atodorov.org
- Getting Started in Automation — Making Excel Tables — The Rambling Tester
- #30daysoftesting — A web UI testing tool — Toine
- Running Mocha e2e Tests in Parallel — WatirMelon
- #SuperGoalingBros — OWASP Study — 7. Cross Site Scripting (XSS) — Mike the Tester
- Refactoring Kung Fu — Part I — Everyday Unit Testing
- Watchdog or Service Dog? — offbeattesting
- Freemind Scripting for Markdown Presentation Generation — Evil Tester
- The column that shall not be named — Gregory Testing
- 30 Days of Automation in Testing — Blunt Instruments Of Testing
- Application of modern testing for testing a modern application — Chris George
- On ending the regression automation fixation — On Test Automation
- Testing Tour Stop #14: Pair Evaluating a Visual Regression Testing Framework with Mirjana — A Tester’s Journey
- Understanding Agile Testing -Scrolltest
- Stop Compromising Quality: Setting Automation Up for Success — Angie Jones, Ministry of Testing — Boston — Adventures in Automation
- How to Craft a Union SQL Injection Attack — Think Like a Tester
MoT host various podcasts, but here is a selection of interesting testing podcasts from around the web.
- 065 Running a successful internal bug bounty program with Pascal Schulz — PurePerformance
- 209: API Functional Testing with Klaus Neuhold & Dave Karow — Test Talks
- What is Zalenium? Docker based Selenium Grid — Test Automation Made Easy: Tools, Tips & Training Awesomeness
- BECU will restore accessibility for blind customers to its website and mobile banking app — The Seattle Times
- Generating JWT Tokens for App Store Connect API — XCBlog
- Sticky elements: functionality and accessibility testing — Technology at GDS
- Overburdening: how to cope with it and work is irrefutable — Xebia Blog
- Samsung Investigates Claims of Spontaneous Texting of Images to Contacts | The first stop for security news — Threatpost
- Get Smart With Internet 2.0
- How GitHub became the nexus of software automation — ZDNet