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Netflix Announces Polly.JS HTTP Interaction Library

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 20, 2018

Netflix recently announced the release of Polly.JS, an open source library for recording, replaying and stubbing HTTP interactions.

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Learning to Bend But Not Break at Netflix: Haley Tucker Discusses Chaos Engineering at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 699 Followers on  Jul 05, 2018

At QCon New York, Haley Tucker presented “UNBREAKABLE: Learning to Bend But Not Break at Netflix” and discussed her experience with chaos engineering while working across a number of roles at Netflix. Key takeaways included: use functional sharding for fault isolation; continually tune RPC calls; run chaos experiments with small iterations; and apply the “principles of chaos”.

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Microsoft Edge Now Supports W3C WebDriver Recommendation

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 26, 2018

Microsoft Edge now supports the recently ratified W3C WebDriver recommendation, making it easier to automate unit and functional tests with Edge. WebDriver is also now an Edge Feature on Demand, providing automatic WebDriver updates for each release of Edge.

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Chaos Engineering at LinkedIn: The “LinkedOut” Failure Injection Testing Framework

by Daniel Bryant Follow 699 Followers on  Jun 24, 2018

The LinkedIn Engineering team has recently discussed their “LinkedOut” failure injection testing framework. Hypotheses about service resilience can be formulated and failure triggers injected via the LinkedIn LiX A/B testing framework or via data in a cookie that is passed through the call stack using the Invocation Context (IC) framework. Failure scenarios include errors, delays and timeouts.

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Testing Software with Artificial Intelligence

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jun 07, 2018

Advances in computer vision algorithms and the application of modern artificial intelligence (AI) techniques have made writing visual tests practical. With AI in testing, autonomous testing becomes possible. The boring and rote tasks will be delegated to the AI so that the tester can do the thinking.

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Automating Visual Testing with Appraise

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  May 03, 2018

Developing applications where the look and feel is key for success might help to automate visual testing. Appraise, an open source tool on Github licensed under MIT, applies the approach of specification by example to visuals. It helps teams to review and approve changes to web pages using visual inspection.

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Sauce Labs Adds Analytics and Extended Debugging to Continuous Testing Cloud

by Helen Beal Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 19, 2018

At their recent user conference SauceCon, Sauce Labs introduced new capabilities for its continuous testing cloud including test analytics, featuring a dashboard that analyses test results and exposes common failures by browser and operating system, including Android and iOS.

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Why the World Needs More Resilient Systems: Tammy Butow Discusses Chaos Engineering at QCon London

by Daniel Bryant Follow 699 Followers on  Mar 18, 2018

At QCon London, Tammy Butow, explained why the world needs more resilient systems, and how this can be achieved with the practice of chaos engineering. Three primary prerequisites for chaos engineering were provided -- high severity “SEV” incident management, monitoring, and measuring the impact -- and a series of guidelines, tools and practices presented.

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QASymphony Launches New Products for Centralised Test Automation and BDD

by Helen Beal Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 02, 2018

Test management vendor, QASymphony, has announced two new products: qTest Launch and qTest Scenario Enterprise as part of its qTest 9 release. qTest Launch provides centralised management for test automation. qTest Scenario Enterprise is aimed at teams practicing behaviour-driven development (BDD).

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Applitools Expands Application Visual Management Capabilities

by Helen Beal Follow 6 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

Application Visual Management (AVM) focuses on the monitoring and testing of visual aspects of the application delivery lifecycle. Applitools Eyes Version 10 provides new UI baseline management, team collaboration, expanded third-party tool integrations and improved analytics dashboards.

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Testing Lessons from Animals

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jan 04, 2018

We can learn from how animals search for food to understand testing better, argued James Bach. Over time testers find out where the buggy parts of a product are, but then it might be effective to occasionally wander off and explore other areas. Stop hoping that automation will save you, and learn to hunt for bugs.

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Alexa Test Simulator Simplifies Alexa Skill Testing

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 18, 2017

The new Alexa Test Simulator, now available in beta, allows developers to test most functionality in their skills without a device. Additionally, Amazon has announced improved support for automated skill testing.

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Expedia's Journey toward Site Resiliency: Embracing Chaos Testing in Dev and Production at QCon SF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 699 Followers on  Nov 19, 2017

At QCon SF, Sahar Samiei and Willie Wheeler presented “Expedia’s Journey Toward Site Resiliency”, and discussed the building of a community of practice around resilience testing within Expedia. The results have generally been positive: Netflix’s Chaos Monkey has been running daily in production since May 15th; and resilience tests have been added to four Tier 1 service pipelines.

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Mastering Agile Testing

by Shane Hastie Follow 24 Followers on  Mar 27, 2017 3

There is general acceptance that adopting agile development practices enables the speeding up of the delivery of software. Without incorporating quality assurance practices directly into the development process, product quality inevitably suffers. In order to consistently achieve high quality, both work practices and team roles need to change to build quality in rather than testing at the end.

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Practical Tips for Automated Acceptance Tests

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Feb 10, 2017 1

Testing techniques like Equivalence Partitioning, Boundary Value Analysis, and Risk-based Testing can help you decide what to test and when to automate a test. InfoQ spoke with Adrian Bolboacă about different types of tests, writing sufficient and good acceptance tests, criteria to decide to automate a test, and how to apply test automation to create executable specifications.

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