Tester's Credibility - The struggles of a QA during the lockdown

While the world is going through these surreal times with the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to share some thoughts on the impact of having to start a new job and switch to a remote working environment. I will share a few tips on what helped me and perhaps might help you in coping while working remotely. One of the factors that affect the success or failure of a QA’s job is something called credibility.

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Notes from FullStack Fest 2019

I love conferences. They are a great opportunity for me to catch up with like-minded people and learn about new and up-coming technologies in a digestible format. This year, I was given the opportunity to attend FullStackFest and I had a blast! I went in with high expectations, and as I review my notes, I’m actually very pleased with how much I have learned.

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What did I learn (as a speaker) from Test Island 2019, Malta’s first testing conference?

At the end of August, I had the opportunity to attend Test Island, Malta’s first testing conference (workshop), as a speaker. And I learnt a lot from it.

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ZAP! Your way into Security Testing!

In today’s digital world, taking security with a light touch is risky, to say the least.

Despite the apparent validity of this statement, some industries appear to invest lightly on security within their software development.

As a QA, ZAP can be your way into the world of security testing.

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How to pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam?

I recently had the opportunity to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practioner exam – and I actually Passed!

I'll give you some very useful hints on how you should prepare for the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam.

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2019 Conferences for Testers part 1

New year, new conferences! That amazing feeling when your company asks you which conference you would like to go to this year!

Although there are many conferences to choose from, one must take note of the different formats. Companies usually have a specific checklist of requirements, which they want their employees to abide by when choosing a conference.

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Top 10 testing podcasts you should listen to in 2019 (Part 1)

We live in a very busy world, no doubt about it. If you work in Software Development, you should keep yourself up to date with the latest trends, upcoming conferences, announcements, etc.

In this post we'll recommend some very good podcasts about Software testing and Quality in general, so you can keep your knowledge up to date.

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Using Gatling to track your site's performance

In a previous post, we showed how we could track the duration of our existing automated functional tests, allowing us to detect any anomalies between different builds. However, to ensure that the system behaves normally under load, we need to generate simulated traffic and measure performance related metrics. One of the solutions that are growing in popularity is Gatling.

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Visualization testing with BDD - using Applitools

A tool like Applitools used with BDD - really? If you do decide to go for the BDD approach, then you must be prepared for a change of mindset. Not only do you need to implement automated tests, but you also need to cater for the BDD syntax. This is the mindset I immediately had to adapt to when taking on such a task.

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Welcome to TestAutonation

TestAutonation.com is a space where Software Testers, QA Engineers, Software Developers and anyone with interest in anything related to Software Testing create, share and discuss exclusive content for the Software Testing community.

Our primary aim for starting testautonation.com is to not only create a one of a kind knowledge sharing platform but also engage one another with past experiences and insights into latest technologies.

We will start by releasing a series of blog posts but would like to organise MeetUps, Podcasts, Courses/tutorials and conferences in the future. The difference from other "communities" is that with TestAutonation anyone can write a blog post, course/tutorial or give a speech under the TestAutonation name.

So stay tuned for any surprises we have planned for the Testing Nation.

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