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A Deep Dive into Quality Metrics 📊

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ISSUE 171  June 5th 2023




Welcome to the 171st issue!

Since the beginning of this newsletter, I've featured well over 4,000 articles and other resources on software testing.

And they're all stored online.

So if you want to learn more about a particular topic you're interested in, simply use the Search function.

For example, here are the results for metrics, Playwright or test strategy.

Hope that helps you discover even more great news.

Happy testing! 🙂

Dawid Dylowicz  Permalink




A Deep Dive into Quality Metrics

If you're looking for inspiration on quality metrics, this is a fine overview by Damián Moga who grouped them into three categories: QA process, incident management and quality culture.  Permalink


Build a Great QA Competency Framework — Part 1

After moving to a new company, Robbie Falck defined a comprehensive QA progression framework. This part is about defining roles and responsibilities for each seniority level.

In relation to that, James Thomas explains why Testers are Gate-Crashers, not gate-keepers.

Note: If you can't access the full article, open it in a private tab or another browser.  Permalink


Decoding the QA Salary Puzzle: Join the Discussion

Following the extensive QA salary survey on Reddit that I shared a few weeks ago, here's yet another thread where testers share their compensation.  Permalink


What Does QA Work Look Like in the Era of AI?

You can hear about AI everywhere now, so some of you may wonder how the tester's role needs to adapt. Patrick Ramser shows an interesting point of view.  Permalink


What type of test cases should not/cannot be automated and must be tested manually?

It's a good question that many testers ask themselves at some point in their career. And here comes Reddit community with some advice.  Permalink




Achieving higher test coverage: Our approach to UI testing on iOS

Aliou Sarr gives a detailed overview of the UI testing strategy for their iOS app that allowed them to increase test coverage.  Permalink


Code Quality/Design in Automation Frameworks?

If you're looking for good practices on implementing tests and test frameworks, here's a helpful thread on Reddit.

Additionally, Lakshmanan Chellappan explains How to improve Automation execution efficiency.  Permalink


Design Patterns for Test Automation Solutions: Part 2 — JavaScript/Typescript

Kostiantyn Teltov created a full-of-examples overview of design patterns for test automation. Handy!  Permalink


E2E tests project structure organizing

Wondering how to structure your test automation project? Maria Golubeva explains with examples.

You may also want to follow Žiga Petek's advice on using The Arrange-Act-Assert Pattern for structuring your tests.

Note: If you can't access the full article, open it in a private tab or another browser.  Permalink


Introduction Consumer-Driven Contract Testing with Pact in Javascript

Numanhan Duran put together a solid getting-started guide to contract testing with examples.

Similarly, Akkul D N also wrote A detailed introduction to Contract Testing.  Permalink


Mastering Your Build to Release Pipeline

What are the best practices for achieving stable and effective builds on CI? Ilya Shubinsky gives some good advice.  Permalink




How to choose the best test automation tool?

Mahesh Wankhede gives a few pieces of advice on choosing the test automation tool and explains why it depends on the project's needs.  Permalink


How to Perform Visual Testing with Cypress

Interested in visual testing using Cypress? Balaji Kumarasamy explains how to set up and run it.

Additionally, Gleb Bahmutov shares how to Use Required Test Tags Instead Of Skipping Tests.  Permalink


Writing Your First Complete Appium Test

Testing mobile apps? Courtney Zhan wrote a step-by-step guide to one of the most popular tools for the job — Appium.

Similarly, Kshitij Sharma demonstrates how to Streamline Mobile App Testing with Detox: A Practical Guide.  Permalink


Writing Your Own BDD Framework in JavaScript

If you like BDD but don't want to rely on tools such as Cucumber, Irfan Mujagić explains how to build your own framework in JavaScript.  Permalink




What's new in Playwright 1.33 & 1.34

Playwright has had some significant updates recently. Here's Debbie O'Brien and Andrey Lushnikov explaining all about it.  Permalink




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