What are the basics of encryption for API testing?

Weekly Software Testing Newsletter: What are the basics of encryption for API testing?


This week I thought it would be worth revisiting how we communicate as testers, maybe we could do it better?  Especially with most of us being remote, surely it's more important than ever to be as effective as we can be.  This article "10 Examples of Effective Communication for Testers" can definitely give some guidance. 

- Áine, MarketingBoss

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New Webinar - Test Planning Simplified

Join QA test management expert (and MoT alum!) Simon Knight for “Test Planning Simplified,” the first webinar in a 3-part series on key strategies to improve your test design and planning in 2021. Wednesday March 10, 2021 at 4pm GMT. Register here.


What's New With Ministry of Testing? 

We've some new webinar recordings and a new podcast!

🎉  We have another Pro Member Competition for you thanks to TestRail!  That's access to all our 99-Minute Workshops, Online TestBashes, Courses, TestBash talks, Themed Weeks well everything for a whole year! Enter before the 1st March to be in with a chance.

There are some common software design patterns and methodologies that can be helpful when dealing with UI automation, especially with creating a UI testing framework.  We've a recent article with examples and use cases that could help you with your UI testing framework.  🖼 

🎧  Do you ever wonder what goes into writing for us?  Get an inside look from our EditorBosses Amy Brown and Gareth Waterhouse in our latest podcast.  You may even consider writing for us yourself!

In 2020 Irene Herrero won a Pro Membership, find out the struggles she encountered and how she overcame them to eventually become a sole tester.  Find out the impact a Pro Membership could have on you. 

Our first learning pathway is now live. This one focused on UI Automation, we've broken it up into 3 modules, with 25 lessons, 21 activities and 2 speakers.  It's open to all Pro members and offers a great way to guide you through gradually increasing your knowledge and skills to more advanced levels.  Expect more pathways soon!  🛣  

Another new exciting thing - we have quite a few this week - our new timeline!  When you log on to the Ministry of Testing platform you will see the latest community posts, articles, events that have gone live, new podcasts, webinars and everything else.  Basically, it's an aggregated look at everything that has gone live on our platform.  Plus a few new menus and featured areas to make navigation even easier. 

The recording from the recent Panel Discussion on Automating UIs is now available to watch.  It was a very lively discussion with Angie Jones, Julia Pottinger and Marie Drake, lots of knowledge and experience shared. 

See our latest news and Dojo additions, catch up on anything you might have missed in the last few weeks. 


We've picked out a few posts from our Clubblog and podcast feeds that we think would be useful to you. 

Are there things you wish you knew when you first became a tester?  Like being active in the community.  This is an interesting read from Nicola on what she wished she knew when she started testing.  

🔒 Do you do threat modelling?  This short podcast talks about the recently released Threat Modeling Manifesto.

📊  Data science model testing seems to be becoming more popular, with more businesses searching for data scientists. This podcast with Laveena Ramchandani talks about her experience of moving into this new area of testing.  

Simon is looking for tips and successes people have had when trying to bring exploratory testing formally into the ways of working. Have you got some you could share?

Are you looking to practice code but would like to do it where you can check your answers? The community have curated a list of sites where you can do this.

Are there any metrics worth capturing? Tom is looking for suggestions that drive improvements going forward.  📈

Could you help Raghu to learn the basics of encryption for API testing? Maybe you have some blogs or videos you could share. 

Upcoming MoT Events

All of our upcoming events - including training, Masterclasses, Ask Me Anythings and Panel Discussions. 

If you're interested in finding out about future meetups, whether online or in person, please check out the Club meetup section or keep an eye on the Slack Events channel. 


Posts selected from our business feed.  Highlighting interesting posts from our annual partners for 2021 - they make sure we're able to bring you excellent events, articles and everything else we do! 
Ever fancied joining a Hackathon but not entirely sure what's involved, or even if you should.  Ivana shares what she gained from joining Applitools Holiday Hackathon.

We're all fans of lists, now we have a Top 10 Must-Haves for Test Automation.  This can be a useful reminder of what you should be thinking about when it comes to your automation.

A lot of us need to consider the UX Experience of our customers, in this case, take a look at Optimizing UX in E-commerce.

99-Minute Workshops - February - March 2021

Find out what time the workshops are happening in your time zone by clicking on a workshop. Have a look at all our 99-Minute workshops.  

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