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.
- Cleaner Test with Spock provides a quick and clean introduction to the basic features of Spock Framework.
- Efficient API testing: How to get started with REST Assured identifies the benefits of REST Assured and provides an introduction to the features provided by REST assured.
- How to run integration tests at warp speed using Docker and tmpfs explains how you can boost the performance of your integration tests by running your database in a Docker container.
The Really Valuable Stuff
- Beware tests that don’t test what you think they do explains why you shouldn’t trust a test case if you are not absolutely sure that it actually tests the correct thing.
- Making my work invisible tells a the story of a tester who was “blamed for not doing her job” because she didn’t find enough bugs during the testing phase. Luckily, this story has a happy ending, and it also demonstrates why a good tester makes his/her work invisible.
- On elegance is a somewhat philosophical post that tries to identify the qualities of a an elegant automated test.
It’s Time to Update Your Dependencies
- Arquillian Container Chameleon 1.0.0.Beta1 Released
- Arquillian Cube Extension 1.0.0.Alpha17 Released
- Arquillian Cube Q Extension 1.0.0.Alpha3 Released
- Arquillian Drone Extension 2.1.0.Alpha1 Released
- Arquillian Universe 1.0.0.Alpha7 Released
- Karate is a promising testing tool that is described as follows: “Karate enables you to script a sequence of calls to any kind of web-service and assert that the responses are as expected. It makes it really easy to build complex request payloads, traverse data within the responses, and chain data from responses into the next request. Karate’s payload validation engine can perform a ‘smart compare’ of two JSON or XML documents without being affected by white-space or the order in which data-elements actually appear, and you can opt to ignore fields that you choose.”
- Mockito 2.7.5 has been released
- ShrinkWrap Resolver 2.2.6 Released
- ShrinkWrap Resolver 3.0.0-alpha-3 Released
- WireMock 2.5.1 has been released