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.
- Unit Testing Anti-pattern – Asserting on Not Null explains why you shouldn't write assertions which ensure that the asserted object is not null.
- Zen and the Art of Unit Testing is a rather long blog post that describes how you can write unit tests for an application that uses the classic architecture which has three layers. Even though I prefer writing nested unit tests, I think that this post can be useful to you if you just want to write your first unit tests.
The Really Valuable Stuff
- Avoid The Automation Language Barrier is a valuable post that explains why you shouldn't write your automated tests by using the programming language X just because your application is written with X.
- Penetration test or vulnerability scan? describes the difference between a penetration test and a vulnerability scan. This post is quite interesting because it helped me to realize that I have used wrong terms in the past. I promise that I won't do it in the future.
- Test Manager vs. Test Coach describes the difference between a test coach and a test manager. I like this post because the author makes it absolutely clear that these roles should have totally different responsibilities.