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QA interview questions from Amazon, Google and IBM 📚

Software Testing Weekly


ISSUE 226  July 1st 2024




Welcome to the 226th issue!

Preparing for a QA interview?

This week, I found something special — Big tech interview questions for QA.

It's a repository of 200+ real questions from companies such as Amazon, Google, IBM and Oracle that you can use to practice and learn.

Thanks to Alex Muradov and other contributors for collecting it all.

Happy testing! 🙂

Dawid Dylowicz  Permalink




Bug Bash: Strategies for Shipping with High Quality

I like bug bashes. They allow the team, and even the company, to come together and test their product. Katerina Presnetsova wrote a great overview of how to organise it, including a handy template.  Permalink


How can I possibly test "all the stuff" every iteration?

Well, you can't. But Mirek Długosz gives excellent advice on what to do to maximise your confidence and minimise the risk.

Additionally, Callum Akehurst-Ryan has a point saying that Not having an approach causes problems in your testing.  Permalink


Quality Engineering for CEOs: How Much Should You Spend? (Post 2)

This is a wonderful series by Steve Semelsberger. I mentioned the first part a month ago and I've enjoyed the second one just as much.

Moreover, Jesper Ottosen wrote a decent piece about Aligning with management on testing.  Permalink


Sharper Terms for "Manual Testing"

Manual testing is an easy term, but it's often misunderstood, or at least treated too narrowly. Michael Bolton explains the problem and suggests other, more relevant terms for various types of testing.

Speaking of which, Elena Voevodkina wonders — Will Manual Testers Disappear?  Permalink


Testing SaaS — Quality in a "Buy not Build" Culture

Simon Prior shares some solid, high-level advice on good testing and quality practices for Software-as-a-Service companies.

And it might be even more important because it somehow feels that Good Enough Quality Is Taking a Dip, as Maaret Pyhäjärvi points out.  Permalink




BDD Framework: Crafting Software to Fit Business Objectives

This is a great explanation and overview of Behaviour-Driven Development, including what it means and how to do it with code examples. Kudos, Fahmi Rahmadani.

Furthermore, Kacper Ciepielewski asks and explains — What exactly is a framework?  Permalink


Strategic Test Environment Setup For Automation Success

To have stable tests that closely replicate your users' behaviour, you need a good test environment. Joe Colantonio explains more about it.

Also, wondering How to reduce automated regression test suite time down?  Permalink


The UI Testing Panorama: From E2E to Isolation and Everything in Between

Curious about the right approach to UI testing? Tally Barak goes through several ways explaining their pros and cons.  Permalink


When to consider Contract Testing?

Contract testing can be a great addition to the test strategy, especially for systems with a microservices architecture. Krzysztof Przekwas describes how and when to use it.  Permalink


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Will AI Replace Your Software Testing Job?

Worried AI will replace you as a software tester? You might be surprised! AI is actually here to make your job easier and more efficient. Discover the unexpected benefits in our quick walkthrough.  Permalink




3 Cypress Tips & Tricks

If you're writing tests with Cypress, you may like these three handy and perhaps not-so-obvious tips on implementing tests by Deep Shah.

And as a bonus tip, here's how to Skip Cypress Tests on First Failure Using AfterEach.  Permalink


Getting started with Swift Testing

As I mentioned last week, Swift Testing is here. And if you want to learn more about how to get started with it, Pol Piella explains that in detail.

Similarly, Leonardo Santos says Hello Swift Testing, Goodbye XCTest.  Permalink


How To Use Playwright's testInfo.retry To Deal With Flakey Environments

We've had some Cypress tips, now it's time for Playwright. Here's a helpful one by Sergei Gapanovich about smarter test retries.

Furthermore, Irfan Mujagić explains how to Handle Unreliable API Endpoints with Custom Retry Logic and Mocking with Playwright.  Permalink


How to Monitor JavaScript Log Messages and Exceptions with Playwright

And if you're using Playwright with JavaScript, it can also help you find errors and exceptions in the console, as Nočnica Mellifera nicely explains.  Permalink


Native, simple and fast Android screenshot tests with Kaspresso

In this comprehensive guide, Maria Glushchenko shows how to set up and run visual testing with Kaspresso.  Permalink




11 Mistakes that I Regret in my 11 Years of experience

There are some valuable lessons that Pramod Dutta has learned in his testing career. And if you prefer to read about it instead, here's a related article.  Permalink


QA Job Market Update June 2024

In this 12-minute video, Alex Khvastovich shares some good analysis of the QA job market in the US compared to 6 months ago. Has it improved? It seems so!  Permalink




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