Generative AI, GPT-4 Test Automation Code Reviews, and More! TGNS77

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What is Generative AI, and how does it impact automation testing?

Can you use AI for test automation code reviews?

And have you seen the latest version of Playwright?

Find out in this Automation in DevSecOps News Show episode for the Week of March 26.

So grab your favorite cup of coffee or tea, and let's do this.

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Links to News Mentioned in this Episode

Time News Title Rocket Link
0:17 Create your FREE Applitools Account Now 
0:36 MagnifAI by Globant – Sponsored Promo
2:14 Playwright 1.32 is out!
2:47 Appium 2.0 now has a decoupled architecture,
3:35 SmartBear Acquires OpenTelemetry Pioneer Aspecto
4:44 Serenity/JS 3.0.0!
5:19 Playwright with Cucumber Java
5:44 Use GPT-4 to do code reviews.
6:28 Grafana performance testing
7:16 OpenAI SRE and scaling explained easy
7:45  (AppSec) solution automate threat models



[00:00:00] Joe Colantonio What is generative A.I and how does it impact to automation testing? Can you use A.I. for test automation code reviews? And have you seen the latest version of Playwright? Find out in this episode of the DevSecOps News Show for the week of March 26. So grab your favorite cup, coffee, or tea, and let's do this.

[00:00:17] Joe Colantonio This episode is sponsored by the fantastic folks at Applitools. If you're looking to take your automation projects to new heights, Applitools, and their visual validation testing are game changers. Try it out for yourself by creating a free account now by using the link in the first comment down below.

[00:00:34] First up, automation news!

[00:00:36] Joe Colantonio I know there's a lot of buzz in our community about A.I and ChatGPT and all these technologies and a lot of people ask me, Hey Joe, what's the future of testing with A.I., with automation? So I found this great resource for you. It's a webinar from the folks at MagnifAI on Generative AI The Future of Testing. So in this webinar, they're going to have an expert panel that goes over and discusses the current state of artificial intelligence, as well as the practices, uses, and limitations of generative AI for testing and why having an AI-first approach can improve your product quality. It also goes over some of the key things you're going to learn from this event about, like the AI boom, the roles in the software development cycle, and the impacts on the way we deliver, value to exceed customer expectations. You're going to discover the capabilities of generative AI platforms and their impact on the testing field, delving into the role of growing technologies such as ChatGPT, and also is going to cover AI-powered visual testing platforms and why human capabilities are still needed in the quality assurance process. And they also have a great expert panel with Michael Feathers joining. He's the author of one of my favorite books, which is working effectively with Legacy Code. I'm really interested to get his take on AI since he's been in the industry for a while and how it can actually impact testing or help testing or testing efforts that we do day to day in our day to day jobs. So if you have anything to do with testing in AI and you want to know a little bit more how this can impact you in the future of how you can benefit from this type of technology, I highly recommend you register now and you can do so in the first link in the comment down below.

[00:02:14] Joe Colantonio So have you seen the latest version of Playwright? A lot of people are raving about it and here's why. So this post actually goes over what the new features are. And the key one is the introduction to UI mode. UI mode equals watch mode, plus time travel debugging, and the video mostly goes over the new UI mode, which lets you explore, and run and debug tests and it comes with a built-in watch mode as well. And this is one of those features you have to see for yourself to really get it. I highly recommend you definitely watch this video to see all about the new UI mode. I think you're really going to enjoy it.

[00:02:47] Joe Colantonio I also heard from one of my favorite Appium contributors, Sai Krishna, about a new feature that I think you should know about for Appium 2.0. So Sai Krishna just announced that Appium 2.0 now has a decoupled architecture that allows you to basically install drivers in plugins of your choice where you fully customizable experience. But he knows that this can cause a little bit of overwhelm when dealing with the setup. So Srini and Sai got together and create a new module that actually simplifies the install process. Plus, it includes Appium Doctor which checks that all the necessary software is installed. And the link points to the Github project where you can learn more how to install and get started with the Appium installer. So thank you, Sai and Srini truly for this awesome contribution to Appium.

[00:03:35] Joe Colantonio So SmartBear seems to be on a roll about acquiring other companies. And this next announcement is how SmartBear acquires OpenTelemetry Pioneer Aspecto to give developers greater application visibility. This article goes over how the acquisition provides developers a unique capability to rapidly identify and correct bugs in a distributed environment through the integration with market-leading error tracking and performance monitoring solutions BugSnag from SmartBear and it talks about how BugSnag provides developers visibility into their end users experience of their app, whether it's unforeseen errors, crashes or performance issues with the addition of Aspecto, they're developing these capabilities to provide a broader developer-focused, hotel compliant observability platform. This means developers can both identify production issues in rapidly troubleshoot to resolve these issues. This is a growing trend OpenTelemetry, having developers more involved in distributed environments built to debug them on the fly. So really cool initiative, great acquisition, definitely check it off, if this interest you, you can find it all in the first comment down below.

[00:04:44] Joe Colantonio Another new release of software that was announced this week was Serenity 3.0 has just been released. And this article goes over what Serenity 3.0 includes, and I definitely recommend you check out the screenplay pattern. And they also have a new way of running tutorials using Gitpod, which means you can use Serenity JS in your browser with no local installation required. I saw this before when I was working full-time as an automation engineer. Serenity was my go-to automation framework. And so if you're using JS or JavaScript, I highly recommend you check out Serenity JS as well.

[00:05:19] Joe Colantonio Also, I noticed my friend Akshay tagged me on a post for a new release that he has that has to do with the Playwright and this is how he just created a Playwright with Java Cucumber template and this is going to help you quickly create Playwright with Cucumber Java and JUnit for assertions with Spark Extant reporting for HTML and PDF. So thank you Akshay for another valuable contribution to the automation community.

[00:05:44] Joe Colantonio So can AI help you with code reviews? Well, you could try it for yourself because there's a new tool that does just this. And this post from Chris, who is the founder of DevTools.AI. I had him on my podcast maybe six months ago, and they just released a new product to automatically use GPT to do code reviews. So the solution leverages A.I. to speed up code reviews and help you build faster. It's powered by open AI and will automatically add review comments every PR helping catch issues so you don't have to when you're checking in could automatically. Seems like a cool concept. I haven't tried it myself. I highly recommend you do. And if you do, leave a comment and let me know what you think.

[00:06:25] Joe Colantonio Next up, performance and Site Reliability News.

[00:06:28] Joe Colantonio So this from Marie Cruz announces how Grafana is now the only observable suite of tools that now includes performance testing as the native part of their product suite. And if anyone's been following me for a while, you all know I started off as a performance test engineer. So these types of articles really catch my attention and this talks about Grafana cloud K6 which is a unified performance testing observability platform. And the article goes into more detail how Grafana Cloud K6 can help you with shift mode and performance testing left to boost list confidence and velocity. How to run Test on-demand and easily scale to keep up with business needs and how to reduce mean time to resolution with full-stack visibility. Really great innovation at K6 as always. And if you're into automation or performance testing, I highly recommend you check this out as well.

[00:07:16] Joe Colantonio So I found another LinkedIn post by Unmesh on something that I think you're going to dig as well.

[00:07:21] Joe Colantonio And this is a post from Prannay on OpenAI SRE and Scaling explained easily. So this article goes into more detail on what is OpenAI. It has some full graphs in how OpenAI can help you with things like Kubernetes clusters and other SRE activities. Definitely a must-read article. You can find it in the first comment down below.

[00:07:43] Joe Colantonio Next up, security testing news.

[00:07:45] Joe Colantonio So I'm always on the lookout for new tools. So this came across my newsfeed on a tool called Backslash. This was posted by Shahar how backslash AppSec solution targets toxic workflows and threat model automation. And it's a new cloud-native solution that aims to address time-consuming manual methods for discovering and mapping application code security risk and using a tool like backslash helps AppSec teams reduce false positive alerts in alert fatigue. And this article goes on some of the reasons how that is done. So seems like a cool solution. If you're into security or AppSec something you definitely should check out.

[00:08:23] The links of everything of value we covered in this news episode. Head on over to links in the first comments down below. And while you're there make sure to check out our sponsor Applitools free account offer and discover how to check your automation testing to the next level, leveraging visual A.I. That's it for this episode of the Test Guild News Show. I'm Joe, 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.

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