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💡 Intro

Welcome to this week's new issue of Test Automation Weekly. A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular articles, news, tweets, and tools. Want something mentioned? Tweet us at @testingdigest. Happy reading!

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📚 Articles, Tutorials, and Opinions

Hello Appium, Part 1 — In the first article in this series, learn how to get started with Appium. We’ll dig into what Appium is, the essentials of the Appium architecture and how you can use Appium to solve your mobile test automation issues today.

Gaurav Singh

A Primer for Testing the Security of GraphQL APIs — The post will not focus on how to securely implement a GraphQL API, although you can extrapolate details that’ll help you in doing so. Additionally, although I will draw parallels to familiar topics like REST and SQL, other concepts may be new.

Alex Leahu

Overcoming human error with code automation and testing — Developers around the world, regardless of background or subject matter, have something in common: we have code tasks that need to be performed at different points of the development lifecycle.

Colby Fayock—Astrocoder

Five reasons why Playwright is better than Cypress — Alister shares his opinion on tools "I’ve since become very keen on Playwright and I thought I’d revisit Cypress to compare it with Playwright and see whether any of my long-standing gripes about Cypress have been addressed in 2+ years since I’ve used it".

Alister Scott

An Intro to Fuzz Testing — The goal of fuzzing is to detect unknown vulnerabilities or bugs. Fuzzing reveals potential bugs through unintended or anomalous behaviors in the application being fuzzed such as crashes, infinite loops, or other behaviors a user or developer may consider "bad".

Matt Keeley

Adding End to End Cypress to a Web Project Part 1 — Here, we’ll discuss the first step: identifying the services the project depends on and creating test versions of those services. Having this testing infrastructure set up lays the groundwork to run end-to-end tests locally. Lydia Cupery

How to Report Bugs to Developers in a Believable Way — Here are my tips on how to report bugs to developers in a believable way. Corina Pip

Complete testing of sidekiq jobs — In this post we will see how to test async sidekiq jobs end-to-end.

Tejas Bubane

How to Test Amazon SQS with Docker using Serverless — This post is about how we tested our queue and handler locally in a Serverless environment. Since it was a good experience, so I thought of creating a post that can help others as well.

Surya Prakash Pandey

How To Create Jenkins Multibranch Pipeline — In this Jenkins tutorial, we take a look at how to create a Jenkins multibranch pipeline and key concepts involved in configuring a Jenkins multibranch pipeline for Selenium automation testing.

Salman Khan

Test-Driving the Rust Model Checker — Using RMC provide can provide much stronger guarantees than, for example, testing with cargo-fuzz or proptest. To understand how it works, I’m going to walk through the process of checking the following simple function.

Dr. David J. Pearce

Testing in a modular world — The Java module system starts to be a bit painful when you have to deal with open- and closed-box testing.



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🛠 Code, Tools and Resources

Sherlock — Hunt down social media accounts by username across social networks.


Toxiproxy — A TCP proxy to simulate network and system conditions for chaos and resiliency testing.


React Native Testing Library — Simple and complete React Native testing utilities that encourage good testing practices.


Happy Birthday, Selenide! — Selenide is a framework for test automation powered by Selenium WebDriver that brings many advantages.


Postguard — A Rust Library to Test Postgres Queries Against CORS-Like Rules.


LiipTestFixturesBundle — This bundles enables efficient loading of Doctrine fixtures in functional test-cases for Symfony applications.


test-unit — An xUnit family unit testing framework for Ruby.



🎬 Videos

Introduction to Test Driven Development with React — In this video we learn how to apply Test Driven Development(TDD) to a react application. TDD is a test first approach. That means you write a failing test first. After the test is written you write the code to make it pass. YouTube

What's new in Playwright v1.16 — This is short video about new playwright's features. YouTube


🎧 Podcast

How to Automate Your Performance Test Results — Continuous performance testing is nothing new, but one of the biggest pitfalls of a reliable automated performance test is the manual analysis of its results. In this episode, performance testing expert Joey Hendricks will share his approach to automating much of the analysis of your runs. Joe Colantonio and Joey Hendricks


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