Trending in Testing Weekly Newsletter #42

    We’re back with the 42nd edition of Trending in Testing Weekly Newsletter!

    Trending Software Testing News for this week:

    Twitter Bug that exposed at least 5.4 million accounts now fixed

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    Twitter has patched a security vulnerability that enabled malicious hackers to gather data from 5.4 million Twitter accounts and sell it on the Dark Web.

    Qualitest acquires ZenQ, an India-based software testing firm

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    Qualitest, the world’s largest independent managed services provider of quality engineering and AI-powered solutions recently announced that ZenQ Pvt Ltd. is an India-based software testing and quality assurance firm.

    Kobiton Mobile App Testing Platform Now Available on AWS Marketplace

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    Kobiton, the leading company in end-to-end mobile app testing, has announced that its Mobile App Testing platform is now accessible on AWS Marketplace.

    Trending Software Testing Content shared by some amazing writers:


    Why I’m talking to Developers about Exploratory Testing by Callum Akehurst-Ryan

    In the new world of agile development, a tester will frequently be dropped into a team of developers, and it’s then on to testers to build an understanding of testing techniques to help the team reach quality. In this article, Tristan has given an overview of Exploratory Testing.

    UX & Testing: UX Lessons Learned From My Real-Life Experiences by Prashant Hegde

    The key differentiator that distinguishes good software from outstanding software is the user experience. In this article, Prashant has shared some fascinating real-world examples of poor UX and how they affected him.


    Software Test Automation: False Positives & How to Avoid Them? by Rahul Parwal

    Software Testing tools and test automation scripts can sometimes lead to false positives. In this article, Rahul has discussed some of the common causes behind false positives and has also provided some tips and tricks to help you avoid them during your software test automation process.

    RPA vs. test automation: What are the differences? by Nzubechi Onwuegbuchulam

    The terms test automation and RPA are often interchanged, and one might wonder if both are used for the same purposes or share the same tools. In this article, the author uncovers the misconceptions and explores the similarities, differences, and possibilities of both.


    How to study Cyber Security on your own for free? by Kashish Charaya

    Hacking is not about writing fancy lines of codes on a black and green screen. It’s about learning how things work and how you can break them. In this article, Kashish has written about how people can study Cyber Security on their own for free.

    Top 5 Penetration Testing Services for Application & Network Security by Thea Felicity

    We live in ever-changing cyberspace where cybercriminals increasingly adapt to breach and access sensitive data. In this article, Thea has written about penetration testing and has listed the top 5 Penetration Testing Services that can be entrusted with a company’s security.


    Creating A Simple API Testing Suite Using Newman/Github Actions by Berkay Kırmızıoğlu

    Testers and developers use Postman very actively to manage API Requests. Likewise, Jenkins and GitLab are used a lot to manage API Test pipelines. In this article, the author has written about how to create API Test automation in a very simple way.

    What the evolution of API management means for DevOps by Linda Rosencrance

    With resources stretched and margins getting thinner, the API economy will continue to play a critical role in connecting services, applications, and clouds. In this article, Linda has written about the evolution of API management and what that means for DevOps.


    Writing Selenium Web Automation tests in Fluent way by Mohammad Faisal Khatri

    A fluent pattern helps in writing an easy-readable code that could be understood without putting effort into technically understanding the code. In this article, the author has demonstrated how users can write the tests fluently and easily.

    How To Find Element By Text In Selenium WebDriver by Ria Dayal

    Find element by Text in Selenium is used to locate a web element using its text attribute. In this article, Ria has written about how to find elements by text in Selenium WebDriver.

    Advantages and Disadvantages between Cypress and Playwright by Andrey Enin

    Recently Andrey got an opportunity to move away from Selenium and therefore had to compare alternatives. The two tools that made his alternative list were Cypress and Playwright. In this article, he has written about the advantages and disadvantages of both tools.

    Software Bugs

    How I earned $500 by uploading a file: write-up of one of my first bug bounty by Riccardo Malatesta

    In this article, Riccardo has written about the first vulnerability that he discovered in Semrush,  an all-in-one tool suite for improving online visibility and discovering marketing insights. He has listed the steps that he used to find the vulnerability that fetched him a bounty of $500.

    Awarded a $150 bounty by Aman Kumar

    In this article, Aman has written about a vulnerability that he discovered while evaluating a problem that fetched him a bug bounty of $150 and he has also listed the steps he followed to find the vulnerability.

    Software Bugs

    What does “Leadership in Testing” mean to me? — A perspective by Brijesh Deb

    Just like any other job, testing can too be tough sometimes. There’s a lot of pressure and stress that’s created due to the project, people, and the environment we are in and that’s why a good leader is necessary. In this article, Brijesh has listed certain traits that a good leader must possess.

    What Should QA Test First? by CC Tech Writer

    In this article, the author who has been testing products in various environments has shared an efficient strategy for approaching testing that he found which has saved him a lot of time and headache.

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