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Coding Jag - Issue 24

Welcome to the 24th edition of Coding Jag brought to you by LambdaTest!

It’s always fascinating to see the level of trust we put in while downloading language dependencies for our project. We are essentially trusting its publisher to run code on our machine. However, this blind trust can be exploited by malicious actors as they can freely upload code packages to public code repositories, which is not guaranteed to be malware-free.

Taking an example of PayPal, @Alex Birsan explains how some of PayPal’s internal projects start defaulting to the new public packages instead of the private ones. He went on targeting companies like Apple and Microsoft with sure-fire methods to get into the networks, gaining remote code execution, and possibly allowing attackers to add backdoors during builds.

Read on to find more exciting blogs from the testing world that we’ve pulled together for you..

News

The Cold Hard Truth About Zero-Defect Software

5 min read theqalead.com

Thinking we can guarantee “zero-defect” software is misguided and unhelpful. I break down the “zero-defect” concept, why it doesn’t work, and use another approach instead.

5 Extremely Useful APIs for Your Next Projects

5 min read medium.com

APIs allow developers to save time by taking advantage of a platform’s implementation to perform some useful tasks. This also helps to reduce the number of code lines developers need to write for their programs.

Are Your Developers As Good At Testing As They Think They Are?

5 min read softwaretestinghelp.com

This tutorial explains Developers-QA codependency and its solution. You also learn about Katalon Recorder and automate your browsers with Katalon Recorder.

Observability, Continuous Delivery, DevOps & Related Resources

5 min read lisacrispin.com

This is a fantastic collection of articles, books, videos, podcasts on observability, continuous delivery, DevOps & related resources.

Dependency Confusion: How I Hacked Into Apple, Microsoft and Dozens of Other Companies

5 min read medium.com

The Story of a Novel Supply Chain Attack. “Dependency Confusion: How I Hacked Into Apple, Microsoft and Dozens of Other Companies.”


News

Observability Vs. Monitoring: Why A Developer Needs Both

4 min read dzone.com

While observability is a procedure utilized by DevOps teams to query a system at every phase, monitoring is a failure-centric approach that provisions a collection of metrics and logs from the system. The critical difference between the two lies in the ability to infer a system’s internal state.

12 Tips for Writing Better Automated Tests

4 min read kaca.hashnode.dev

Automated tests are one of the core principles for writing maintainable code. When we have tests, we can refactor code without worrying we might break existing code.


News

Top Automation Testing Trends To Look Out In 2021

7 min read lambdatest.com

Here are the top automation testing trends to watch for in 2021: 1.Shift Left and Shift Right Approach. 2. Automation Testing of Cloud Services.

Which Selenium WebDriver locator is faster?

9 min read zhiminzhan.medium.com

There are many factors that decide the speed of Selenium WebDriver locators, such as the size and structure of HTML, the number of elements, etc., and the results may vary depending on the test data.

Skip the UI using API calls

9 min read code.kiwi.com

As a QA engineer who would like to start with test automation, the first thing you will learn is how to interact with the page and write automated scripts to replay your actions. But, this is not always the right way.

Selenium SendKeys : All You Need To Know

9 min read lambdatest.com

In this blog, we will find out how to use sendkeys() in Selenium. Prior to that, you will be able to use Selenium sendkeys() to automate the process of sending keystrokes.


News

Top 10 Codeless Testing Tools for 2021

10 min read medium.com

This blog covers the top codeless testing tools out there for 2021 (with features). Read now to choose the best that suits your needs.

My 12 Favorite VSCode Extensions

8 min read dev.to

One of the reasons VSCode is such an awesome code editor is the huge library of extensions created by the community that increases developer productivity. This blog covers some of my favorite VSCode extensions.

Product Of The Week #1: Standuply Q&A

standuply.com

Standuply automates management processes and provides an internal Q&A system to level up the productivity of your team. You can now save your team's repeated questions and provide access to them via Slack/Teams.

Product Of The Week #2: LiveFlow

liveflow.io

LiveFlow (YC W21) is your first fully automated NextGen Spreadsheet that connects real-time data from your Google Sheets, banks, accounting, and revenue platforms in a matter of seconds to fully flexible and customizable dashboards.


News

Podcast: Agile Engineering Maturity Model with Rudolf Groetz & David Heitzinger

46 min testguild.com

Discover the Agile Engineering Maturity model and apply it to your groups to coach them to achieve better results. Listen in to learn how to coach your teams to Agile excellence.

Video: Perform Geolocation Testing Of Your Websites

52 min youtube.com

LambdaTest allows you to perform Geolocation testing from more than 27 countries. You can test your website from different locations on 2000+ browsers to ensure a browser-compatible experience across the globe.

PODCAST EPISODE 21 – CONFLICT

29 min testingpeers.com

The peers start by discussing how they deal with arguments/disagreements generally in everyday life before diving into their experience with conflicts they have had in the workplace.


News

ConTEST 2021

00 min testmastersacademyonline.org

Discover emergent trends and practices in software testing and quality engineering, lay your hands and eyes on the latest technologies and immerse yourself in the thought leadership of others as ConTEST goes around the WORLD!

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