Showing posts from May, 2020

REVIEW=skip this one: 2020 State of Testing Report

KLOMAR REVIEW: 2020 State of Testing Report  by Ben Linders, Lalitkumar Bhamare, and Joel Montvelisky Recommendation: skip this one - not worth the eight minutes to review these opinions and summaries. I think the summaries have good hooks but where's the beef?  My initial thought from summaries was, well, this isn't good news such as  some concerning trends here that point to a loss of focus on software testing.  Non-testers taking part in testing appears like an issue at the surface and more information on the distribution of who these non-testers are will review the extent of the concern for me. My overall summary is Software Testing strategies, methods, and organization trends are divergent right now and I believe that should concern software testers and consumers.

Password check:

Do you use saved passwords for websites?  If you do, check out Googles password checkup: An interesting look into what browsers themselves retain about your online accounts.  If you don't save passwords you won't learn as much as if you save most passwords.

REVIEW: Let's Talk About Data Generators by Rafaelo Condret

Let's Talk About Data Generators   by Rafaelo Condret REVIEW:  Good introduction to options for generating test data - worth the read if you are new to data generation or want to dig deeper.  Discussion topics include reverse regex, programmatic, and simple tools.    Generator Patterns: Boolean   —  this data type is one of the simplest and it’s used to define if a value is true or false Numeric Patterns —  the numeric patterns include many other data types (integer, long, double, etc.) Sequential —  will generate a sequence of values starting from one value and ending with another one Date and Time Stamp —  obviously, this will generate date and time formats Text Patterns  —  used to generate from one-word texts (first name, country, city) to more complex phrases (using Reverse Regular Expression Text)