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After spending countless hours working around framework issues, maintaining tests that are more hardcoded than the ten commandments, and investigating test failures that appear only during your absence, you realise something is wrong. UI automation shouldn’t have to be this hard to deal with or maintain.
This month, we talk to Katrina Clokie about her book A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps, a bit about DevOps culture, and what it means to be a tester in the world of DevOps.
Join us for a hands-on session with automation expert Paul Grizzaffi on Thursday, May 10, 7 pm UK time. Paul explains why we should do code reviews on our automation, how reviews for automation differ from those for product software, and actual issues found during these reviews.
Are you looking forward to #OktoberTest happening in Munich in a few months? We certainly are! Even better news - our Super Early Bird tickets are still available until the end of May! You still have time to convince your manager of the money you're saving them by buying your tickets now - especially given the excellent speaker lineup!
Focusing on Open source Frameworks , digital evangelist Eran Kinsbruner author of the digital quality handbook will map and compare open source frameworks like Espresso, XCUITest, Appium, Selenium, Puppeteer, Protractor, along with growing machine learning/AI tools used by Dev and QA to optimize the DevOps Pipeline and share real-life best practices adopted by our customers.
We've picked a few topics of interest from The Club for you to read, contribute and generally get involved with.
I’m the only tester in my department. I’ve been on a bit of a mission to increase the visibility of what testers do and why I think they should be thinking about testing. Anyone else have any experience of things like this?
Gawande is a surgeon and describes the complex challenges modern medicine faces and how checklists can help us tackle this complexity. I find it well written, really interesting and very relatable - checklists are a useful tool in software development, testing and actually in general - worth knowing about. Has anybody else read it? What are your experiences and did it influence how you use checklists?
Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.
The Automation Triangle (or pyramid) has continually caused a bit of a stir in the testing world. It has been mislabelled many times to be called a “testing” triangle. It has been abused in many companies by being followed as a “test strategy”. It has been butchered in ways that cause further misunderstandings and has caused many a headache to many different people involved in software for years.
In this blog post I’ll tell you how I got rid of step by step test cases at the company I work for. When I joined Yambay about 18 months ago, the company was following a fairly traditional waterfall style development approach.
- Automating the everyday
- Being Sidetracked – Part 2 - Mindful tester
- SBTM in Practice with PQIP - Cassandra HL
- Testing on Dune (Part 1) - Gregory Testing
- Another Tech Develops Day!! Developing myself and developing others!
- Executing JS in IE11 using WebDriverJs - WatirMelon
- Test Driven Testing – Red Green Refactor - Assert.This
- Power dynamics in pairs and mobs - A Seasoned Tester's Crystal Ball
- When Should you Automate? - offbeattesting
- Choosing a sprint length - Which one is Better..? | Supreme Agile - David Tzemach's Blog
- Heuristics for Working: Exploring - Hiccupps
- An Ode to Testability, Part 3 - Stories from a Software Tester
- A h̶i̶t̶c̶h̶h̶i̶k̶e̶r̶'s̶ software tester's guide to randomised testing
- DevOps. Does it just encourage bad testing? - Thomas Crabtree
Testing PodcastsMoT host various podcasts, but here is a selection of interesting testing podcasts from around the web.
- Podcasts are the new black: Chips with Everything podcast- The Guardian
- The Evil Tester Show - Episode 005 - Rejection - Evil Tester
- 200: Two Hundred Episodes Powered by Sauce Labs with Lubos Parobek - Test Talks
Testing ChatterWe keep a close eye on our two slack groups - testers.chat and our MoT Slack. This is what they've been sharing.
- Shift Left – Why I Don’t Like the Term | DragonFire Inc.
- Half a million pacemakers need a security patch – Naked Security
- Equifax board members re-elected despite massive data breach - MarketWatch
- Companies Need To Start Reporting What AI Gets Wrong, Not Just What It Does Right
- Facebook says it has a tool to detect bias in its artificial intelligence — Quartz
- Revolutionizing API testing with artificial intelligence - SD Times
- You should change your Twitter password right now | TechCrunch
- Introducing the 2018 Map of the Blockchain/Crypto Ecosystem