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  • Hubber Codespace Improves Inner-Loop Testing at GitHub

    GitHub's Developer Experience (DX) team has recently unveiled a new tool aimed at streamlining the inner-loop development process within its distributed service ecosystem. Named "Hubber Codespace" (HCS), the solution addresses some challenges posed by integration testing in a modular team structure where different services are developed and operated independently.

  • AppDeveloperCon Offers Deep Dives into Developer-Focused CNCF Projects

    Monday the 6th of November in Chicago Illinois, Application Developer Con was held during the co-located events at KubeCon North America 2023. The full day event focused on cloud native developers and featured talks on CNCF projects (such as OpenFGA, Dapr, TestContainers, and OpenFeature), eventing, patterns like choreography/orchestration, and ways of working in today’s cloud native environments.

  • Jacoco Agent Measures Code Coverage for Any Test

    Jacoco is an open-source code coverage library for Java distributed under the Eclipse Public License. The library is often used in Java projects to measure the coverage of unit or integration tests. But it's also possible to measure the coverage of any test, which uses a running application, with the Jacoco agent.

  • eBay and Adopt Contract Testing to Drive Architecture Evolution has adopted contract tests to mitigate difficulties resulting from using system-level integration tests and to improve the feedback cycle and development process while eBay is using contract testing to help safely evolve their internal APIs and support client teams' requirements.

  • AI-Based Code-Completion Tool Tabnine Now Offers Automatic Unit Test Generation

    One of the pioneers in the field, Tabnine is a code completion assistant that uses generative AI to predict and suggest the next lines of code based on its surrounding context. Tabnine is now opening beta access to new capabilities aimed at generating unit tests.

  • How to Test Low Code Applications

    For low code applications there are technical things you don’t have to test, like the integration with the database and the syntax of a screen. But you still have to test functionally, to check if you’re building the right thing. End-to-end testing and non-functional testing can be very important for low code applications.

  • Microsoft Releases Playwright Cross-Browser End-to-End Test Runner

    Microsoft released (in preview) a dedicated test runner for Playwright, its test automation tool. The Playwright test runner provides zero-config cross-browser end-to-end testing for web apps, Jest-like assertions, and built-in support for TypeScript. The new test runner leverages Folio, a customizable test framework to build higher-level test frameworks.

  • GitHub Actions API Released into Public Beta

    GitHub announced the release into public beta of their Actions API. The Actions API can be used to manage GitHub Actions via a REST API. Endpoints available within the API allow for managing artifacts, secrets, runners, and workflows.

  • Smashtest: New Web App Testing DSL Focusing on Speed

    Peter Tesler recently announced the first major release of Smashtest, a new domain-specific language for describing and deploying test cases. Smashtest strongly focuses on improving tester productivity by expressing succintly in the language the repetitive testing chores performed by developers. The new language comes with a test runner which runs tests in parallel, and a REPL.

  • Using Contract Testing for Applications with Microservices

    When using microservices, integration points between services are a hotbed for bugs. With consumer-driven contract testing, the consumer defines the contract and verifications are made against it within the providers build/test lifecycle. Contract testing fits well into a microservice workflow and kills your integration bugs, argued Maarten Groeneweg at the European Testing Conference 2019.

  • Continuous Delivery for (Smart) Trucks

    Peter Thorngren, from Volvo Trucks, explains how the future world of smart trucks and autonomous transportation systems rely deeply on continuous delivery techniques like virtualization, test automation and continuous integration.

  • Experiences from Continuous Testing at Siemens Healthcare

    Marco Achtziger shared his experiences with deploying continuous testing in large scale agile project at Siemens Healthcare at the OOP conference. InfoQ interviewed Achtziger about continuous testing and continuous integration, infrastructural and social challenges with continuous testing, testing processes and tools, and improving continuous testing.

  • Failure Injection Testing: Controlling Failure in Production

    Netflix's Failure Injection Testing bridges the gap between isolated testing and unmitigated chaos testing by controlling the impact of the test. FIT establishes a context which other components of Netflix's production testing and infrastructure systems interpret and adjust the behavior of the system accordingly.

  • Testing Impact of Model Driven Development

    By using Model Driven Development component tests could be skipped and integration and system testing went a lot smoother, said Bryan Bakker in the presentation Model Driven Development (MDD) and its impact on testing. Main results from the MDD approach are a reduction of the amount of testing and increased reliability of the code that was generated from a mathematical model.

  • Testdroid Mobile Device Farm Is Now Integrated with JIRA

    Testdroid's maker Bitbar has recently announced the integration of Testdroid mobile app testing products with Atlassian JIRA defect tracking system. InfoQ has interviewed Testdroid technical product manager Ville-Veikko Helppi to better understand how developers and organizations could benefit from it.