Java Testing Weekly 40 / 2016

There are many software development blogs out there, but many of them don't publish testing articles on a regular basis.

Also, I have noticed that some software developers don't read blogs written by software testers.

That is a shame because I think that we can learn a lot from them.

That is why I decided to create a newsletter that shares the best testing articles which I found during the last week.

Let's get started.

Technical Stuff

  • How (not) to test RESTful APIs with Selenium WebDriver points out that you should NEVER write automated tests for a REST API by using Selenium WebDriver. The moral of this story is that you should use the best tool for the job, and quite often this means that you have to learn to use new tools.

The Really Valuable Stuff

  • Know WHY you are doing this explains why the author is doing testing for living. Also, it helps you to understand why it is important that you can answer to that question.
  • Tests are a form of waste? busts the myth that automated tests are waste. Typically (but not always) when a person says that automated testing isn't useful because of X, the person just doesn't know how to write his/her tests on the right level and/or how to write tests that are easy to maintain.
  • The Evolution of the Testing Pyramid is a very interesting post that identifies three different test "automation" pyramids and explains the pros and cons of each pyramid. If you have time to read only one blog post, it should be this one.
  • What do you mean? provides a quick introduction to Behaviour Driven Development (BDD). It explains the basic concepts of BDD and helps you transform your user stories into scenarios which are used to write automated acceptance tests.

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4 comments… add one
  • Arun Menon Oct 5, 2016 @ 11:39

    Hi Petri . Thanks for compiling the weekly. They are part of my weekly diet of technical reads.

    • Petri Oct 5, 2016 @ 15:28

      Hi Arun,

      You are welcome! I am happy to hear that this weekly is useful to you.

  • TiDox Oct 6, 2016 @ 9:36

    Hey Petri!

    This week was very helpful, thank you.

    • Petri Oct 11, 2016 @ 19:43

      You are welcome!

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