Weekly Software Testing Newsletter: Test Automation - WHY?
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Testing and the Community
- Testing Ask Me Anything - Mobile Testing - Daniel Knott - In this AMA on the 8th October, you can ask Daniel every question about mobile testing and why mobile testing can be different and more challenging compared to non-mobile testing.
- Help with trying out DevOps? - At my workplace, we’re looking to experiment with DevOps.
- What do you and don't you add to a regression suite? - I want to know tester thoughts on what you add and what you don’t add?
- Get an awesome Autumn tee - We have Halloween t-shirts that you need in your life.
- Test Automation - WHY? - Why do you run automated tests?
- The Lazy <> Way To Learn New Tech - Interesting read on learning to use new tech / language features.
- Turn the information up to 11 - Much of the job of communication is to pass on information to someone.
- Software Testing Principles - Aaron and Luke have shared their testing beliefs.
- The problem with test coverage - Is it useless or everything? Likely somewhere in the middle.
Upcoming MoT Events
- Masterclass: Onboarding testers: Growing your new hire with AJ Larson - 10th September at 8pm UK Time
- Testing Ask Me Anything - Mobile Testing - Daniel Knott - 8th October at 8pm UK Time
- TestBash Germany - 12th - 13th September 2019
- TestBash Manchester - 2nd - Thursday 3rd October 2019
- Test.bash(); - 4th October 2019
- TestBash Australia - 24th - 25th October 2019
- TestBash New Zealand - 29th October 2019
- TestBash San Francisco - 6th - 7th November 2019
- TestBash Brighton - 26th - 27th March 2020
- TestBash Detroit - 23rd - 24th April 2020
- Being an Accessibility Advocate - and why you should too - What’s an accessibility advocate?
- Gears 5 features excellent accessibility support for gamers with disabilities - It features a lot of options to help those with disabilities enjoy the experience.
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’s lack of accessibility is turning us into muggles - Owning the wrong device isn’t the only way to be excluded from the game.
- A web accessibility toolkit with a React focus - This site aims to be a resource for front-end developers to find useful information on how to make sites more accessible.
- The beauties of Cypress.io - Cypress is a lightweight, Nodejs based application with no dependencies needed to do the basics.
- Your Test Cases Are Slowing You Down - Instead of taking hours of time maintaining test cases, you can use your time to automate most of your tests, freeing up even more time for manual exploratory testing.
- Localization for Developers - Localizing content well takes in-depth knowledge of the language, culture, environment, and economy of the region that you are trying to reach.
- Three Things to Learn from the Bugs You Found - How can we study bugs to improve the overall state of our project?
Check out our forever automagically updated list of software testing podcasts...
- Episode 569 - GitHub Is Stepping Up Their Token Scanning Game To Keep You Safe - GitHub is the leading open repository for code, files, projects and this opens the door to risks of exposing more than you should.
- Chaos Engineering: The art of breaking things purposefully with Adrian Hornsby - listen in and learn about the 5 phases of chaos engineering.
- 144: Google helps the FBI, Twitter Jack’s hijack, and car data woes - Should Google really be helping the FBI with a bank robbery? What's the story behind the Twitter CEO claiming there's a bomb in their offices? And how much does your car really know about you?
- Episode 573 - Facebook Tweaks Facial Recognition Default Settings, Here's How To Turn It Off - Facebook rolled out a facial recognition feature to all users worldwide but tweaked it to not be enabled by default.
- Teaching testing best practices with 4 testing maxims - Josh Peak - Josh walks us through 4 maxims of developing software tests that help grow your confidence and proficiency at test writing.
- Episode 575 - Interview Episode - Tanya Janca, Woman Hacker Of The Year 2019 - This episode is an interview with a cybersecurity professional, Tanya Janca.
- Google Squashes High-Severity Blink Browser Engine Flaw - The bug could enable remote code-execution, information-siphoning or denial-of-service attacks.
- Google accused of leaking personal data to thousands of advertisers - Brave, the maker of a Chromium-based browser rival to Google Chrome, says it has new proof.
- Hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers found lying around on the internet - security researcher stumbled across an exposed server on the internet containing databases with a total of more than 419 million records related to Facebook users.
- Starbucks Abandons Azure Site, Exposed Subdomain to Hijacking - An oversight from Starbucks exposed one of its subdomains to takeover threat.
- Test Automation Engineer - Work from home
- Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) - Washington, US
- RiskStorming - Identifying and Mitigating Risk - Auckland
- MoTEC - Part 3 - Edinburgh
- Test Clinic - planning of end of 2019 - Gothenburg
- I Meetup - Zaragoza
- Pre TestBash - Munich
- Ministry of Testing John Mcleod - Cambridge
- Atelier “Boostez vos Backlog Grooming/Refinement avec l’Example Mapping" - Lyon
- Post TestBash - Munich
- September Meetup - 1st Birthday - Lightning Talks - Newcastle
TestBash Detroit Call For Papers is Closing!
Submit your talk or workshop idea before the 30th September to be considered for TestBash Detroit!
TestBash Australia 19
We're heading back to Straya! Glorious weather, epic topics and awesome community. It's going to be an absolute ripper, see you there!
TestBash San Francisco 2019
Get your tickets now to be part of TestBash San Francisco 2019! The lineup is awesome, the venue has views for days, and the community vibe is unmatched! See you there?
TestBash Manchester 2019
Whoa! Hold the door, TestBash Manchester is back? That's right, the TestBash of North is back and this year is going to be amazing! Take a look at that lineup and book tickets now.