Your Weekly Testing News - Issue 433

What could you learn this week? Plus more ways to get involved with the testing community, business posts to read and tonnes of testing events. Discover it all in this week's newsletter.

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There are always interesting things going on in the testing community.

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Richard Hinton is gathering the community to create a free template for better test reporting. Folks are interested. Ash Winter was at LLEWT 2023. Butch Mayhew continues his ongoing series about API test automation with Playright: Creating a DataFactory to manage test data for API test automation. Kim Ross wants a test-a-thon. Beth Marshall started a Karate course by Joel Calatonio. Nate Bosscher suggested tips for query string testing. Moni Janzen has been reading a backlog item is a backlog item is a backlog item by Joep Schuurkes and The 4-Hour Tester. Jason Arbon estimates there are 5 to 6 million software testers in the world. Melissa Fisher shares her take on establishing a culture that values quality. Emy wrote about changing our relationship with rejection: diary of an employee after layoff. There have been further discussions about how to be sensitive to the recipient when raising a bug. And Karen Todd attended a code reading webinar by Samuel Nitsche and is now keen to find a code reading club.

If you missed the Ask Me Anything on getting hired, it's all good as the recording is now available. Watch and listen to Erin Donnelly's helpful advice. Plus, here's a reminder of the colossal archive of Ask Me Anythings – what might you learn today? 

Last week we confirmed that 300 people are due to attend TestBash UK 2023 in Liverpool this September. There's still time to buy a ticket or convince your boss to sponsor you. 🎟️ 

🙋🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ Join the conversation

  1. jean-l would like help recording API calls
  2. Why do screen-readers behave so differently from one another? asks Claudia
  3. Share your up-to-date CV and seek feedback or offer feedback to someone else’s
  4. What are the challenges in maintaining testing?
  5. Swathika asks, Have you all used mind maps to sketch a QA process flow or strategy?
  6. What’s your ‘Tester’s Paradise’?
  7. Shiva needs help with selenium and python
  8. What do you know about SSL pinning? Parameswaran could do with some advice.
  9. How do you maintain and resolve bugs as a junior tester?
  10. New to the community? Say hi. 👋

Have a good week.

— Simon, CommunityBoss


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Simon Tomes

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Simon works in the community team at Ministry of Testing and his pronouns are he/him. Currently learning to be a better community enabler, he has a passion for all things testing with a career in various testing roles since 2003. He particularly enjoys promoting and sharing the value of exploratory testing.

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