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.
- Robot Framework Tutorial 2016 – Working with Collections describes how you can use the Collections test library of Robot Framework that provides keywords for handling Python lists and dictionaries.
The Really Valuable Stuff
- The Testing Pendulum: Finding balance in exploration introduces an analogy called the testing pendulum that helps you to do exploratory testing that is not too deep or too shallow.
- (Not so) useful metrics in test automation identifies 3 useful and 3 not so useful metrics that you can track when you try to maximize the ROI (return of investment) of your test automation activities.
- Testing Without Requirements is an interesting post that explains how you can test a feature if you don't know its requirements. This is a tricky situation because most of the time you derive your test cases from the requirements, but if you have no requirements, you have to improvise.
- The Outrageous Cost of Skipping TDD & Code Reviews is an interesting post which argues that TDD and code reviews are worth it because ignoring them will cost you a LOT of money.