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Coding Jag - Issue 17

Welcome to the 17th edition of Coding Jag brought to you by LambdaTest!

If you've ever hopped on the automation testing bandwagon, you know the inherent role Selenium plays in keeping those wheels well-oiled. Since its release in 2004, Selenium has made the lives of testers much more comfortable than before. Testing is no longer considered an arduous process (for the most part), thanks to Selenium and two of its quintessential components- Selenium WebDriver & Selenium Grid.

The latest version of Selenium Alpha was launched this year, and it has been the talk of the testing town ever since. Selenium 4 offers some of the more advanced features, including W3C compliance, a new CLI runner, a better UI, and better observability. The best part is that automation scripts developed using Selenium 2 and 3 will not be impacted. So switching from either of those versions to Selenium 4 should not be too much of a challenge. If you haven't made the switch yet, Himanshu Sheth can help you figure out how to upgrade from Selenium 3 to Selenium 4.

Happy New Year!

PS: Don't forget to explore the entirety of this edition; there are more exciting reads inside!

Should Your Team Adopt No-Meeting Weeks?

5 min read mountaingoatsoftware.com

After a long-lasting dislike of unnecessary and lengthy meetings, Google’s recent adoption of ‘No Meetings Weeks’ inspired me to try a similar experiment.

Interview #5: Being a Tester from scratch and working in an Agile Team

5 min read emnaayadi.com

In the fifth interview of #testerstory series, Emna Ayadi interviews Fatima Zohra. Read her story of becoming a software tester from scratch and her experience of being in an agile team.

A Git Cheatsheet Of Commands Every Developer Should Use

5 min read dev.to

GIT is the most widely used distributed open-source Version Control System that allows you to track and manage changes made to your computer's files locally. Here's a compilation of GIT cheatsheet.

Is it possible to be *actual* friends with developers whose code you test?

5 min read reddit.com

This interesting thread on Reddit caught our attention and we think you should definitely give it a read. It just might change your perspective of developers!

22 YouTube Channels To Level Up Your Programming Skills

5 min read blog.codegiant.io

This article lists 22 of the best YouTube channels for improving your programming skills. Some are geared towards beginners while others focus on advanced topics.

React Performance Optimization Tips

4 min read dev.to

Let us look into how we can improve the performance of React apps that need to render a lot of components on the screen.

A Few Tips for Improving the Performance of Your Web Applications

4 min read dzone.com

We're going to talk about a few techniques and best practices for improving your web APIs' performance.

Importance of Selecting Right Automation Testing Tool

7 min read medium.com

If you want to have a successfully implemented automation project, identifying the right tool for it is crucial. That is one of the best ways to get the desired results.

Python API test automation framework (Part 5) Working with JSON and JsonPath

9 min read automationhacks.io

This post explores how to perform serialization/deserialization of JSON and use JsonPath to parse JSON strings, which forms a crucial building block of any API test automation framework.

Automated Versioning With CI/CD

9 min read levelup.gitconnected.com

In this article, Stephan Schrijver will show you an example of how to automate versioning — based on date — with CI/CD.

How To Upgrade From Selenium 3 To Selenium 4?

9 min read lambdatest.com

Let's talk about upgrading from Selenium 3 to Selenium 4 using Maven and Gradle, demonstrating the same.

Testing Tool: LetXPath - XPath Finder, Simple And Useful, open-source Project

10 min read testingeduindia.blogspot.com

LetXPath is an open-source project; it is used to find the XPath & CSS in a single click with code snippets based on the element type.

21 Of The Best Jenkins Alternatives For Developers

8 min read levelup.gitconnected.com

When it comes to CI/CD tools, we’re all too familiar with Jenkins. But what are some popular alternatives among Java developers for continuous integration and continuous development approach?

Product Of The Week #1: Public APIs


Find public API for your next projects!

Product Of The Week #2: Snipp.in


Snipp.in is a tiny in browser notes taking interface and snippet manager built for speed. Without any bs, the app stores everything just inside your browser without even having you sign up.

Podcast: Automating your Pipeline Using Jenkins and Go with Greg Paskal

46 min testguild.com

Automated Pipelines are critical for testers to know. Discover the benefits of this approach, lessons learned, and how you can apply his tips to your pipeline implementations. Don’t miss it!

Video: How to Become SDET / Automation Tester In 2021? || With Exact BluePrint

30 min youtube.com

This video covers all the aspects of becoming an SDET or Automation Tester with the Exact SDET Blueprint.

Podcast: How QA Leads Can Engage Testing Teams (with Ileana Herrera from JBKnowledge)

29 min theqalead.com

Jonathon speaks with Ileana Herrera, an organizer for the Ministry of Testing in Salta. They discuss challenges and successes in team building and engagement.

Thinking Like a Software Developer

00 min eventbrite.com

The purpose of this event is for upcoming developers or new programmers to hone the developer mindset that takes you from a mediocre developer to a great developer.

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