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Coding Jag - Issue 35

Welcome to the 35th edition of Coding Jag brought to you by LambdaTest!👐

This pandemic has forced everyone into an existential crisis of sorts. While some feel like they’re stuck in limbo between “I don’t feel like being productive today” and “I should polish my skills”. Others are struggling to find the motivation to work. Waking up every single day and keeping up the passion for test automation can get a bit tiring. If you have been struggling as well, this edition will introduce you to the bright side of being a test automation engineer.

Remember we are always here to hold the torch for you, no matter how dark it gets!

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The Bright Side of Being a Test Automation Engineer

5 min read sergiomartins8.medium.com

Here are some of the reasons that make me truly passionate about being a test automation engineer and software quality in general.

The Ultimate CSS Selectors Cheat Sheet You Must Know

5 min read lambdatest.com

This CSS selectors cheat sheet focuses on different CSS selectors available to make your styling extremely precise and save time & effort of manual coding.

Why are developers against testability?

5 min read gerg.dev

Even when everybody recognizes that flakey tests are a problem, somehow adding testability features to the app itself to fix that flakiness is beyond the pale.

I don't trust your testing and how to change that

5 min read visible-quality.blogspot.com

Let's face it: not all testers are that great. We all like to think we are, yet we don't spend enough time thinking about what makes us great.

Top 3 mistakes I made as a junior QA engineer

5 min read abilmazhinova.medium.com

They say, “It’s easier to open up the world of IT through quality assurance”. Is that really true?

Testing beyond requirements

5 min read mkedemo.wordpress.com

There are always bugs to fix, but how do you decide which bugs to fix first. Here are 6 factors you should consider, and then use Ozcode to customize your decision process.


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Performance Testing in Kubernetes using Kangal

4 min read qainsights.com

In this blog post, we are going to deep-dive into how you can spin up Kubernetes clusters and run Locusts and JMeter tests using Kangal.

Core Web Vitals Optimization Techniques

4 min read dzone.com

From May 2021 onwards, Google will be launching a new update called the Page Experience that will promote websites offering an exceptional user experience.


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How To Use JavaScriptExecutor in Selenium WebDriver?

7 min read lambdatest.com

JavaScriptExecutor in Selenium allows us to execute JavaScript code on the web page from Webdriver, hence enabling us to handle various operations efficiently and elegantly.

Crazy Web Test Automation: “Freedom Is Slavery”

9 min read zhiminzhan.medium.com

Testers who choose Selenium enjoy the freedom (plus creativity and productivity) that was not possible in the previous proprietary test automation tool.

Automated visual regression testing with TypeScript, Playwright, Jest and Jest Image Snapshot

9 min read medium.com

To have automated visual regression tests (in addition to unit and integration tests) is important to ensure the users a good experience.

Reading and testing JSON object in Cypress

9 min read filiphric.com

The first roadblock I hit when I started learning Cypress was understanding how to access data in a JSON formatted response. This article is for everyone at the same point of the journey.


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10 Essential Software Testing Tools

10 min read youintechnology.com

Over the last months, I have collected a few of those handy tools and tried them out. Each tool is good for something slightly different and it shows the complexity of software testing.

What Are Automation Testing Tools? 9 Types & Examples

8 min read theqalead.com

Let’s turn our attention to automation testing tools, including a closer look at what they do, the benefits, and more.

Product Of The Week #1: DASHBLOCK

dashblock.com

Dashblock allows you to build resilient browser automations without coding, and trigger those automations from an API. Integrate with your favorite apps in one click to build sophisticated workflows from simple blocks.

Product Of The Week #2: Vanta

vanta.com

Vanta is the fast and easy way to get SOC 2, HIPAA, or ISO 27001 certified. Over 1000 fast-growing companies trust Vanta to automate their security monitoring, and get ready for security audits in as little as two weeks.


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Podcast: Test Management

46 min thetestingshow.libsyn.com

What does test management mean in today's software development world? Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen welcome Gwen Iarussi and Lalitkumar Bhamare to talk about the differences in test management of previous decades vs. today's needs and requirements.

Video: CircleCI Tutorial | Part 1 | What is CircleCI And How To Get Started

52 min youtube.com

In this video on CircleCI tutorial for beginners, Michael Vinny Thanh, a Solutions Engineer Circle CI, will show what is CircleCI. And we will also be looking at how to get started with CircleCI with the help of a very simple demo.

PODCAST: Absolute Performance with James Pulley

29 min testguild.com

In this episode, James will boil down for you what is performance engineering today, and some of the core attributes that we look at in terms of performance as a performance engineer.


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Fundamentals of Locators & XPath In Selenium

00 min lambdatest.com

In this upcoming webinar, Harshit Paul will hitch up with Sanjay Kumar, Inventor and creator of Selectors Hub, to educate you on various fundamentals around Xpath and Locators in Selenium.


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