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.
- Browser Automation with Geb, Spock & Gradle describes how you can write end-to-end tests with Geb. The post is quite short, but it has a link to small Geb tutorial that is hosted on Github. Also, if you understand German language, you can watch the complete workshop (it’s published on Youtube).
- Guide: Writing Testable Code is a code review checklist that help you to write code that is easy to test. This checklist has some really good stuff in it and I recommend that you read it.
- Protractor Tutorial: Jasmine test logging helps you to customize Jasmine’s test output. The goal of this blog post is to help you create a logging setup that helps you to see why a test case failed.
The Really Valuable Stuff
- Allocating Automation Engineers Time is a good post which argues that test automation engineers must focus solely on writing automated tests (or so it seems). The author’s second, and more interesting post, clarifies the terminology of the first post and his assumptions about the role of a test automation engineer.
- Manage your biases as a tester – Part 4/4 identifies and describes five cognitive biases which belong to the category: What should we remember.
- On becoming a test automation craftsman is an excellent post that describes a three-step process that helps you to become better at automated testing.
- Software testing is.. part 1 – exploratory is an interesting post which argues that all testing is exploratory.
- Quality Is Not A Project is an excellent blog post that tells the story of a software development team that was “forced” to outsource automated testing to another company. When I started reading this blog post, my first thought was: “This is not going to end well”. Unfortunately, I was right.
It’s Time to Update Your Dependencies
- Arquillian Container SE 1.0.1.Final Released
- Arquillian Recorder 1.1.5.Final Released
- Arquillian Pact Extension 1.0.0.Alpha3 Released
- FindBugs is dead. You should consider using SpotBugs.
- You can get Spock Framework 1.1-rc-3 from Maven Central
- XML Assert 0.0.2 Released
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