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Do you know why Mobile Developers Must Prioritize Accessibility Testing?
Why did Slack go down in February? Want to know How to learn and practice Kubernetes security using an interactive, hands-on playground? Find out the answers to these and other end-to-end full pipeline DevOps, automation testing, performance testing, and security testing in 10 minutes or less in this episode of the test guild news show for the week of May 1st
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Links to News Mentioned in this Episode
|Create a FREE Applitools Account
|State of UI/UX Testing Survey
|AI predictive insights
|Marcus Merrell Interview
|LoadTesting and #Benchmarking Workshops
|FCA’s new operational resilience regulations
|Slack’s Incident on 2-22-22
|Latest T-Mobile Data Breach
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[00:00:54] First up Automation News.
[00:00:55] This week, there seemed to be a theme around accessibility testing. It's a trend I've been hearing more and more about, and I think once you see a trend in multiple different companies from multiple different people talking about the same thing, it's time to pay attention. This next article is all about how Mabl has introduced a low code accessibility testing option to Mabl. And so this article just talks about how this feature currently is in beta, and the feature empowers software teams to automatically identify and resolve accessibility issues earlier in the development as part of their end-to-end testing efforts before it impacts the users. The US Department of Justice issued new guidelines that web accessibility testing and so that's why we're seeing more and more of these tools coming out with these features. And Mabl is just the latest. Thank you, Mabl, for paying attention to the market and releasing this new feature, which I know a lot of people really need for their testing efforts.
[00:01:43] This next article comes your way via Marie Drake. To our latest blog post on testing multiple domains with Cypress. So if you don't know, Marie Drake is a Cypress ambassador. She's an expert in this field of automation and all things testing and development. She's one of my go-to resources actually for automation, especially with Cypress. And this article goes over how the 9.60 version of Cypress finally allows testers for multiple domains, and it goes of some use cases for why you would have to test multiple domains, show us how to get started, and introduces the cy.origin feature. It's a really great article to get your hands dirty by trying this new feature out by step by step, by following Marie as she walks you through how to actually implement this new feature. So thank you, Marie, for this and all you do for the community. If you're not following her already, make sure to do so as well.
[00:02:31] I noticed that Applitools actually still has their state of the UI/UX testing survey open, and this is stated to be the largest survey of developers, testers, and designers on the internet. The data collected will be presented in a report that will help guide the rapidly growing front-end and UI/UX category in 2020 and beyond. The survey respondents will be entered in a raffle for prizes, including one of the three Oculus Quest 2, iPad Pro, Logitech Brio Webcams, and much more. I love to know your thoughts. Definitely head on over to the link down below and felt the survey and I'll show the results to you once they go live.
[00:03:06] And I'm really a big believer in using AI for things like bubbling up insights where a user looks at it and sees whether or not it's accurate or not. So this next article talks about digital AI's AI-powered DevOps platform, which just released new features for predictive insights. The new tool is called Ascension, and its mission is to literally look ahead to what's coming next and provide predictive insights for developers so they can avoid bugs, potholes, and accidents on the road to produce effective and smooth running applications. And I like this article. It talks about how developers spend roughly one-third of their time on low-level tasks that can be automated, so they focus on more strategic work. So just a cool use of AI with predictive insights and I think it's going to become even more popular. I've seen other companies do this as well and just another great example of how it's being used right now.
[00:03:54] So I just heard about this company from a podcast I did with Marcus Merrell on my podcast, so it's funny how it popped up as a news item as well. So his podcast interview when I first heard about this company, the news item that caught my attention was how mobile developers must prioritize accessibility to remain relevant and promote end-to-end accessibility goes over some insights into why this is becoming more and more important. And this company's deque systems is one of the leading software companies specializing in digital accessibility. And the interview I did with Marcus talked about they have some cool labs that they have in place that you can actually experience certain things from an accessibility point of view which sounds really cool. So this is why this article really caught my attention. So I just thought it's a company should know more about if you haven't already. Like I didn't know until Marcus told me about it. Definitely check them out. I have the link to this in the links down below.
[00:04:42] Next up, Performance and Site Reliability News.
[00:04:45] All right. The few main folks, I always respect in the performance testing field and Alex Podelko was one of them. So I noticed he posted something recently on LinkedIn. I think you'll find a lot of value from as well. All right. So Alexander announced that all the load testing and benchmarking workshops that they recently had at their International 10th International Workshop on load testing and benchmarking of software testing are now available all online, open to everyone. So if you click on this link, Alexander is a hardcore performance engineer. So if you're looking for real detail, almost academic, and also real-world studies and talks, this is the place to go to for sure. It has things like mining, challenges, and performance testing, how cost-effective load testing is, and a bunch of other really cool sessions. And if you're not following Alexander, definitely give him a follow cause like I said, he focuses on hardcore performance issues and he knows his stuff. So definitely a must-follow also.
[00:05:42] And did you know, the FCA is about to drop new regulations on operational resilience regulations? I didn't until I saw this next article. So this talks about how the Financial Conduct Authority long awaiting and highly anticipated a regulatory framework on operational resilience for financial institutions, came into force on the 31st of March, and as a result, more firms still have a long way to go before they feel confident that they have met their compliance objectives. What I thought was interesting is one of the underpinning things that you need to be aware of is understanding performance and uptime. And this is something that I saw a lot of companies used to kind of ignore, and now it's becoming part of some regulations out there. So if you're not doing a type of resilience testing of performance uptime or so, just another article that's been validating something I've been seeing or hearing more about in the past year or so and that's the importance of resilience testing. So if you're in the financial sector or any sector in general, anytime I see one sector gets affected by something. Usually, it's going to go into other sectors as well over time. So definitely it's time to get up to speed on performance and resilience testing and SRE principles for sure. As more and more of these types of laws are probably going to come into play in the next coming years.
[00:06:51] Whenever a large company has an outage, I'm always curious to know why it happens. A lot of times you don't hear why it happens. Well, now you can actually find out why Slack went down in February, and the article just goes over how Slack experienced a major incident on February 22nd, where many users were affected and actually not able to get on. And it talks about how the throttle and loads to slack contributed a major factor in this being the issue and what they did to triage the incidents and much more. So just another great teachable moment you can definitely learn from and make sure it doesn't happen to your company or your software.
[00:07:25] Next up, is Security News.
[00:07:27] This next article comes your way via LinkedIn from Mark Lambert, who used to work at Parasoft and used to work at Applitools. Now he's working for a security company. The article he linked to was the latest T-Mobile data breach. You can learn all about how this affected T-Mobile and they asked a bunch of different experts about their opinion and what the latest T-Mobile breach means to them. Or what should it mean for people, along with some key takeaways that you should know as well?
[00:07:50] And as I was on LinkedIn, this other article caught my attention by Madhu. I guess what caught my attention was goats actually have goats. But that's beside the point article is about a cool resource I think you should definitely know about. And the post just talks about how they're really excited about the new version of Kubernetes Goat. And I didn't know what Kubernetes Goat was. So what I did then is I clicked on the GitHub link to find out more. And what's really cool is Kubernetes Goat is a vulnerability by design cluster environment that helps you learn and practice Kubernetes security using an interactive hands-on playground and it's free. I'm always on the lookout for interesting free resources for my fellow Test Guilders. So definitely check that out in the link down below.
[00:08:31] And for the links of everything of value we cover in this episode, make sure to head on over to the first comment down below. And while you're there, make sure to check out our awesome sponsor Applitools Free Account Offer, and discover how to take your automation testing to the next level by Leveraging Visual AI.
[00:08:45] So that's it for this episode of the Test Guild New Show. I'm Joe, and my mission is to help you succeed in creating end-to-end full-stack pipeline automation awesomeness. As always, test everything and keep the good. Cheers.