Ministry of Testing

Oct 12, 2021

4 min read
Ministry of Testing’s Weekly Software Testing Newsletter

Why Is Record and Playback Misunderstood?

Sometimes apprehension and a bunch of “what ifs” stop us from sharing in public. Yet for Test.bash(); it feels good to openly share our registration target. We’d love for 1,000 community members to attend. Right now we’re at 263.

So we need your help. Because this event is better when more of the community gathers to discuss and explore important topics that impact our day-to-day testing profession. If you’d like to join in, register with a Pro membership or purchase a ticket today.

Have a brilliant week!
Simon, CommunityBoss 😃

This newsletter is kindly supported by Vornex!

5 Ways to Time Travel Test [Whitepaper]

Temporal testing is critical for date sensitive business rules such as insurance rates, billing, and enrollment. Efficient time travel testing can increase your test coverage, accelerate development, and improve software quality. Read our whitepaper to learn the 5 ways to time travel software!

What’s New With Ministry of Testing?

Every week in October we share two 30 Days of Tools community roundups. Find out how things started in Roundup #1 and progressed in Roundup #2. There’s a treasure trove of learning for the taking! 🌟

Test.bash(); is only a matter of weeks away, so it’s time to take action and register or buy your ticket! Find out three reasons why you should join Test.bash(); this year.

How do you convince those inside and outside of your team that we should use this tool? Do you use additional tools to create test data? Watch Vernon ask Mirza Sisic all of the community questions about Testing Tools. 🛠

Two workshops to level up your testing capabilities this week: Grow your technical confidence with Lisi Hocke (Wed 13th, 6pm UK time) and Learn how to test requirements with Vernon Richards (Thu 14th, 6pm UK time).

👉 Reflecting on your testing journey, what would be your 3 key takeaways?
👉 What risks are there when adding multi-language support in an app? Add to the conversation.
👉 What non-software-based tools help you test? Check out the variety of replies.

Most of us have heard of DevTools. Lots of us have used one or two of the tools within a few of the panels. Fully understand what DevTools are available and how you can use them in this course with Viv Richards. 🔍

Being good at your job is very different from being good at finding a job. Ready to make a career move? Let Elizabeth help you interview like a tester.

Learn how to create robust CSS selectors for your automation and much more with Sanjay’s latest course: The Complete Guide To CSS Selectors.

TOP TIP: Stuck on any topic related to testing? You can search our content or perform a keyword search on The Club. Rediscover and reignite great conversations. There is so much helpful information out there!

This newsletter is also kindly supported by Telerik

Testing Component-Based Applications: Live Demo

Whether you are building element-rich grids or need to make sure all your charts update dynamically, your testing strategy should handle any level of UI complexity. Tune in to Telerik’s live session and hear why using automation tools that understand your UI is so important. Save your seat!

Join 2021 Online Events

If you’re interested in finding out about future meetups, whether online or in person, check out the many Ministry of Testing Meetups or keep an eye on the Slack Events channel.

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Discover Useful Business Posts

Naayagan elaborates on command prompt execution syntaxes of offline test cases using TestProject, to develop their understanding of new tools and concepts. 🧠

Is there ever a reason to test a Docker image different from what will actually be deployed? Let’s look at some cases where it would make sense to deploy a different container in production than what’s in your test environment.

📈 Celebrating growth and momentum for mabl Japan as their community of users continues to grow.

Advocating for quality is an art and a skill. Prioritizing and communicating quality risks based on past business failures, costs, and current business concerns can help you to tell the right stories to make sure that major quality issues don’t slip through the cracks. Read how you can effectively communicate risk.

Get Closer to the Community

Bob shares a compelling reflection on how we combine tools in the physical world, that it’s no surprise we do the same with software. Discover some of his tool hacks that could inspire you to do something similar. 🧰

Why is Record and Playback often misunderstood? And what is the problem with this misconception? Read Louise’s excellent take on the topic of Record and Playback.

Enjoy Ady’s latest edition of A11y with Ady. Full of useful discoveries and tips on accessibility compliance, style guides, and more.

🎧 Have a listen to why Lee Marshall agrees to take a leap into the world of Selenium. Nice one, Lee!