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
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