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Software Testing Digest January Edition

Hello Subscriber,

Welcome to the January Start,2024 edition of Software Testing Digest!

This issue is our Ninth🎖️edition which showcases the latest in software testing, including industry trends, tools, techniques, and expert insights to keep you ahead in the game. Let's dive right in!


Highlights if you are in a hurry 🏃 

Maybe Getting Rid of Your QA Team was Bad, Actually.

Unveiling the Consequences: Is Eliminating Your QA Team a Misstep? Dive into David K. Caudill's thought-provoking Medium piece. Discover the critical implications and surprising revelations behind the decision to ax your QA team!

Testing Metrics

Unlocking Testing Efficiency: Explore the World of Testing Metrics in this Insightful Article. Join Naina Dixit's journey into the metrics that redefine testing strategies, steering you toward optimized testing processes and performance!

API Contract Testing on Frontend with Playwright

Revolutionize API Testing: Discover Adequatica's Playwright-powered API Contract Testing Insights. Delve into innovative approaches merging frontend and API testing, empowering your testing arsenal

Elevating Solution Design with the TDD/BDD Approach: A Code Example

Transforming Design Paradigms: Elevate Solutions with TDD/BDD Techniques! Explore SharpAssembly's Code Example unveiling the power of Test-Driven and Behavior-Driven Development. Evolve your design strategies for robust, testable solutions

Testing in a Startup: Flexibility, Responsibility, and Rapid Development

Startup Testing Unveiled: Navigate the Landscape of Flexibility, Responsibility, and Rapid Development in N. Demia's Insightful Medium Post. Explore the dynamic challenges and rewarding journey of testing in a startup environment!


Is Eliminating Your QA Team a Misstep? In David K. Caudill's thought-provoking Medium piece, explore the intricacies behind the decision to remove the QA team. Delve into the repercussions, potential pitfalls, and hidden costs that might surface post-QA team elimination. Gain insights into the pivotal role of QA in software quality………..

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Discover an array of metrics that streamline testing processes, uncover bottlenecks, and elevate software quality. From code coverage to defect density, this exploration unveils metrics' pivotal role in optimizing testing strategies and enhancing overall product quality.……..

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Explore the innovative world of API Contract Testing on the frontend, understanding its implications on system reliability and user experience. This article offers a comprehensive guide to implementing effective API contract testing strategies, reshaping testing paradigms for modern applications.……….

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Explore how TDD/BDD approaches elevate solution designs, ensuring robustness, maintainability, and adaptability. Dive into real-world scenarios and witness how a well-crafted TDD/BDD process influences solution architecture…..

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Venture into the dynamic realm of testing within a startup environment with N. Demia's insightful Medium post. Gain an understanding of the unique challenges, adaptive approaches, and the indispensable role of testing in enabling flexibility and rapid development. Explore how the testing landscape in startups requires an agile mindset, responsibility across roles, and rapid iteration to drive product success.………

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Tweeting the Latest in Test - Our Newsletter Roundup of Top Tech Tweet 😀 

Here is a interesting thread for you trending on twitter for #testing on Traceability in Automated Tests - For QA Engineers

Testing Takes LinkedIn by Storm: The Latest Posts and Insights from Top Testing Professionals 🤪 

Here is a link to interesting LinkedIn Post on How to Improve API performance post #testing #sdet #testautomation #automation #career…

GitHub Gems: Curated Collection of Cool Repos for Testers and Tech Enthusiasts 📚️ 

Here is a curated list of GitHub repos which you might be interested to have a look on :

  1. StressThing: - A testing platform to perform stress test on the Web of Things(WoT). WoT systems and users' ideal stress config can be defined explicitly for test execution.- Link

  2. Nostradamus: - An open source machine learning application for analyzing software defect reports extracted from bug tracking systems.  - Link



  • BugBug : BugBug is a lightweight test automation tool designed exclusively for web applications. It uses a Chrome extension to record and playback tests. It's free, you only need to pay if you want to schedule cloud monitoring or integrate it with your CI/CD pipelines. - Link

  • Mocha :Mocha is open-source JavaScript Testing Framework that runs on Node.js- Link

Job Radar 🧑‍💼 

Testing Opportunities Galore!

Testing Academy's Latest Insights! 🎙️ 

  • In this video, we’re diving headfirst into the fascinating world of Mobile Testing. Whether you’re a seasoned tester or a curious beginner, understanding the ins and outs of mobile app testing is essential in today’s tech-driven world.- Link

  • In this video, we are going to learn about the ROADMAP to become an Automation Tester. We will discuss 4-5 Month action plan to switch from manual to automation Testing. - Link

That's it for this week's edition of software weekly digest. We hope you found these articles and insights helpful in your software testing journey.

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Happy testing, and see you next week!

Best regards,

Yashwanth Baratam 🙋‍♂️ 

Author - Content team

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