Welcome to the Test Guild News Show For the week of July 4th!
A show dedicated to helping you kick off your week right with all the latest in automation testing, performance & SRE testing, security testing, and DevOps-related news and updates that you need to know for this week.
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Hey, welcome to the Test Guild show for the week of June 20th, 2021, this show is dedicated to helping you kick off your week right with all the latest testing, related news, and updates you need to know throughout the week.
Performance Testing News
First up, two big pieces of news in performance testing.
The first one is k6 was acquired by Grafana Labs last week. Grafana says that it and K6 will work together on an integrated offering as part of Grafana Tech Stack, providing a way to monitor and connect logs, metrics, and traces to diagnose application performance issues.
Grafana is a big player in the Observability Space, and I think that this points to the trend of performance testing moving really beyond the limited scope of just performance testing within a small organization within your company. And I think it's becoming more of the total shift left shift right type of activities that a lot of software development teams are going through, and especially SRE activities as companies are moving now towards more performance engineering practices.
Any time I see companies acquire other companies, I like to see the reasoning behind it. And it looks like they were finally needed a way to add performance kind of capabilities into their portfolio.
Another big news, which I think is pretty big, is in performance testing. We have Scott Moore, one of the top performance engineers I've been following for years. He's been it's pretty much been an independent contractor for as long as I can remember. He actually just started a new gig as Director of Customer Engineering at Tricentis sentence.
If you don't know, try. Tricentis has been making big moves in performance testing.
I think a few weeks ago they actually acquired the Noetys. And Scott really has been at the forefront of performance evangelism for a long time. So I'm going to Tricentis and try Tricentis acquiring Neotys. And I think it last year they acquired flood IO. They're really trying to make a big time play in the performance space. So it gets me wondering why. And the only thing I can think of is companies don't just throw money just to spend money. It's probably a reason they're hearing from the customers a big need for performance testing, a performance engineering.
So keep your eyes out for any news coming from Tricentis around performance in the next few weeks and the next few months have a lot of things going on now. It's also crucial for you to really be aware of performance testing. If you're a tester, you need to know some sort of performance testing, I think, as part of your toolkit, because I think it's only going to make you more employable and I think it's going to be critical as more and more teams are going to be expected to know not just functional automation, but are going to have to know a little bit about performance testing, a little about security testing, everything that you need to do in order to deliver quality software to your customers. You're going to need to know a little bit about.
So definitely keep your eyes and ears open to anything happening with performance testing. It is a good time to get involved if you haven't done it already. I also saw a study recently on how the web performance testing market is set for epic results up until 2028 and probably even further than that. So, as I mentioned, it's a great time to get involved in performance testing and performance engineering activities if you haven't already.
Automation Testing News
I also saw an article by Techbeacon that they just released last week on the top 30 automation leaders. You should follow on Twitter. So if you haven't already, definitely check it out. It's a little self-promotional. I am on that list and actually cut a lot of people follow me on Twitter. So I also think there's a lot of people on Twitter that give valuable information throughout the week that you should definitely follow as well, just to keep aware of all the things that are going on in the testing space.
And also, speaking of Twitter, I'm not sure if you saw Simon Stewart's tweet a few weeks back on how he just pushed the Selenium 4 beta. And the new release is almost ready to be a release candidate. And all the features are now featured complete.
Good news, everybody! I've just pushed #selenium4 beta 4. The next release will be a release candidate — I think we're feature complete. If you're not running your own Selenium server, 4.0 should be a drop-in upgrade! pic.twitter.com/yW7vshxAq6
— Simon Mavi Stewart (@shs96c) June 7, 2021
So if you're not running your own Selenium server, 4.0should be a drop-in upgrade. You definitely should check it out.
There's a lot of great new features with Selenium 4 at Automation Guild this year, we had Simon Stewart presenting first the sneak peek ever of Selenium 4 with all the new features. And as a bonus for you, watching the show, you can grab the free masterclass I'm giving it away by Simon Stewart, teaching Selenium 4 all you need to do to grab your free masterclass.
Head on over to TestGuild.com And just click on the free courses and learn about all the cool features of Selenium four and you'll learn it all in under 30 minutes.
And also, I found out that Mark Winteringham from the Ministry of Testing is writing a book on Web API Testing and is also currently number seven on the charts at the Manning list of bestsellers if you had it there. Now, I think it's still in the early versions, but what Manning does is they actually released early versions of of of the books. And as the author starts completing more and more chapters, you get the versions as they come up to date.
And so you can definitely get your hands on this now and see what Mark has created already. Really excited about this book. I've been preaching about API testing probably since 2014. And I think right now is just picking up more and more speed, more and more steam with AP testing. If you haven't learned about API testing. That's going to be a great resource for you. Definitely. Check that out as well.
So this is the first episode of the show. I'm trying to keep it as short as possible. Let me know if you want it longer, shorter, really open to suggestions on how to make the show better and have it released every Monday morning. So you get the best of the best is stay your week off. Right. With automation testing, all things automation-related.
So that's it for this episode of the Test Guild Show. I'm Joe and My Mission to Help You succeed with creating E2E Full Stack Automation Awesomeness.
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