Our reading recommendations of the week #2– 2020

Our reading recommendations of the week #2– 2020

Here we are with our first reading recommendations of this year. A perfect time to wish you a happy Testing year, hoping that all your wishes will come true. The 3 things we wanted to share with you are the following:

  • Parking meters are rejecting credit cards in Y2K-Type Glitch:
  • It is time to get serious about software testing in the 2020’s: Postmodern
  • Automation learning

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Review of the Paris Test Conf

Review of the Paris Test Conf

On 21/11/19 took place the first edition of the Paris Test Conf which is a conference created by software test enthusiasts and without sponsors. They were just helped by Agile France for some tasks: administration, looking for insurance, various and varied expenses to advance. When you are a volunteer and want to gather 150 people for a day at a reasonable price (150€ a day with breakfast, meals and drinks) this is a huge advantage. Once on site, no sponsors with goodies and no talk or keynote with a product to show or any other company selling its merits as a leader in France and around the world.

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Our reading recommendations of the week #39 – 2019

Our reading recommendations of the week #39 – 2019

Dear readers, it’s not easy to find time for reading and improve our tester skills. Hopefully, we try to gather a few articles that have a certain interest if you are in a continuous improvement process. This week, we share with you these 3 subjects around automation:

  • Writing Good Gherkin Enables Good Test Automation
  • UI Test Automation Frameworks Showdown: TestCafé versus Nightwatch.js
  • Beyond Page Objects: Next Generation Test Automation with Serenity and the Screenplay Pattern

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Automation, a work for testers or developers?

Automation, a work for testers or developers?

Lots of companies don’t have any Testing or QA Team, and in DevOps environment, most of them are thinking about adding a new role to start a new project for test automation. Maybe that you already have some unit tests, integration tests or service tests that are executed on your CI, and these have for sure been written by developers.

But what is the strategy behind that? Are these tests really relevant and useful? Are they passing all the time and not ignored? Do you need a new team to manage these test activities or is the actual team with no dedicated tester enough? And finally what are all these roles including “Developers in Test” in the name?

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