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What is the Future of AI-based test Automation?

How can you use Playwright Testing at Scale

And Why is Unlocking Shift-Left Testing with Virtual Devices so important.

Find out in this episode of the Test Guild New Shows for the week of Sep 17. 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 Link
0:20 Applitoools FREE Account Offer 
0:38 Future of AI-Based Test Automation
1:34 Do not use JAVA doc in your page classes
2:34 first Pluralsight course, Karate Fundamentals
3:37 Port raises $18M
4:19 Android Bug Hunter 2.0,
5:10 Unlock Shift-Left Testing With Virtual Devices
6:10 Master Performance Testing with JMeter
6:57 If you run a lot of tests with Playwright you'll like this
8:01 Rapid Performance Analysis using Developer Tools
8:44 Generative AI Security Risk



[00:00:00] Joe Colantonio What is the future of AI-based test automation? How can you use Playwright testing at scale? And why is unlocking shift left testing with virtual devices so important? Find out in this episode of the Test Guild News Show for the week of September 17th. So grab your favorite cup of coffee or tea. And let's do this.

[00:00:20] Are you looking to take your automation projects to the next level? Look no further than Applitools and their Visual AI Validation testing platform. Trust me, it is a true game-changer. Plus, you could try it out yourself by creating a free account now by using the special link in first comment down below.

[00:00:38] Joe Colantonio So speaking of Applitools coming on September 28th at 11 a.m. they're having a Not to be Missed webinar on the Future of AI-Based Test Automation hosted by Adam Carmi. Adam is the person that taught me all about AI and visual validation testing way back in 2015. So if you want to dive into the transformative power of AI in the realm of software testing, you're in good hands because Adam really knows his stuff. So in this webinar, you can discover how A.I. is revolutionizing end-to-end test coverage, minimizing the need for extensive coding, and paving the way for the next generation of automation tools. Also, with the rise of innovations like ChatGPT. This session promises insights into the evolving role of testers and a glimpse into the future of AI-driven testing solutions. So don't miss it. Register now with the link in the first comment down below and hope to see you there.

[00:01:34] Joe Colantonio So last time I looked, I think the Selenium Java binding is still the most popular binding for Selenium testing, so I thought you'd find this next article helpful. So in this recent article by Alex, he delves into the common practices of using Javadoc and page classes to explain method functionalities. Alex argues that for many methods, Javadoc annotations are redundant as the methods themselves are straightforward and self-explanatory. So in several lying on Javadoc, he emphasized the importance of writing concise and clear code. As an example, he demonstrates how a complex method can be refactored into a simpler, more comprehensive method, eliminating the need for extensive documentation. Alex's key message is to prioritize running short, easy-to-understand code over extensive Javadoc annotation. And I think this message resonates for anyone that's writing automation testing because you need to make it as readable as possible, says one of the key indicators that you're going to have a successful automation framework in the long run.

[00:02:34] So I have to admit I'm a learning training junkie. I'm excited to see this next announcement on a new course that is going to help you with API testing. So James announced that he has a new Karate Fundamentals course that is live on Pluralsight and the new course is titled Karate Fundamentals and it's now available and this course dives deep into the open source Karate platform, which uniquely combines API automation, performance testing and UI automation into one framework. So participants will gain hands-on experience by building the API automation and performance testing framework from the ground up. And by the end of the course, learners will be equipped with the skills to implement both automated and performance testing of APIs, making them invaluable assets in the ever-evolving tech landscape. And while you're there, you might as well also check out my quick guide to API testing, and a lot of the principles I cover in this course apply not just to HP's Unified Functional testing, but applies to any automation test tool. So if you're a beginner an API testing, I highly recommend you check out my course as well.

[00:03:37] Joe Colantonio Next up, we have a follow the Money segment with the company recently raising a bunch of dough to help revolutionize DevOps for developers. So developer portal Startup Port has successfully raised 18 million in a series A funding round, bringing its total funding to 23 million. Port's mission is to alleviate the common challenges faced by developers who often juggle multiple tools for DevOps tasks. By integrating these processes into a single portal port enables developers and testers to officially manage the DevOps task enhancing the productivity in the company is also unveiled Port Ocean, which is an open-source framework, further expanding on its platform.

[00:04:19] Joe Colantonio So as you know, I'm always looking for tools and this is the new one. You can check it out as well and let me know your thoughts about it. And another tool that caught my attention this week as I was researching news for testers is a tool for Android developers and QA engineers. So I found this tool. It's by the team at QA work, they've unveiled Android Bug Hunter 2.0, which is a state-of-the-art manual app testing tool. This upgraded version introduces a deep link checker and QA tips, which is aimed to streamlining the app update process for Android devices. Notably, the tool is completely free and boasts features like load memory testing, a customizable grid, advanced screenshot capabilities, and a video recorder with a pause and resume function, and you can check that up by finding it in the links down below.

[00:05:10] Joe Colantonio So I'm actually hosting a webinar this week that I think you need to check out as well. And it's all on unlocking shift left testing with virtual devices. So as you know, in the evolving world of testing, teams are increasingly adopting shift testing for more efficient outcomes. And one significant strategy in this shift is the use of virtual devices. And while real devices offer unparalleled accuracy, virtual tools like emulators and simulators significantly enhance test coverage and help you to reduce defects. So join me and Perfecto testing expert Matthew in an upcoming webinar where we will delve into the advantages of integrating virtual devices into your testing approach from early testing to achieving accelerating results with a blend of real and virtual devices. This session promises valuable insights. So to master the balance between iOS simulators, Android emulators, and real devices for your mobile test automation objectives. I recommend you register now and definitely hope to see you there and hear your questions.

[00:06:10] Joe Colantonio So I know a lot of you out there are using JMeter for performance testing. So I found a blog post, I might help you with that as well. So in a recent blog post on More About QA, Rashid delves into the intricacies of performance testing using JMeter. This article emphasizes the importance of simulating multiple users to measure applications, response times, and scalability under different levels of load. The Post provides a step-by-step guide on installing JMeter, configuring a test plan, and analyzing the test results. It also touched upon advanced topics like parameterization and distribution testing. And the blog concludes by emphasizing the significance of performance testing and ensuring the robustness of applications and offers practical tips for those looking to enhance their JMeter skills.

[00:06:57] Joe Colantonio And speaking about enhancing your performance testing skills. If you're using Playwright tests, why not run them at scale to help you with performance testing as well? Hassy just posted a new link on a cool way of using a Playwright test at scale. So scale right emerges as a game changer for teams using Playwright. And this project offers tools to enhance testing efficiencies, notably by enabling performance tests using existing Playwright test suits, and with the focus on web vitals metrics like LCD, FID, and CLS. Scale right ensures comprehensive test coverage. Additionally, the project is set to introduce features from monitoring and observability connecting Playwright tests to platforms like Datadog and Cloud Watch. And another anticipated feature is the ability to paralyze the Playwright test on AWS lambda promising faster test execution. And for those are really it's optimizing the Playwright test tool scale right seems poised to be an essential tool. You definitely should check out as well.

[00:08:01] Joe Colantonio So let's keep going with this performance testing thing with another article on rapid performance analysis using developer's tools. And this by Stephen Townshend, where he highlights the power of developer tools for quick performance analysis. And while load testing remains a cornerstone, it's not the sole method to gauge performance. So Stephen introduces the concept of single-user performance analysis using built-in developer tools. And this approach offers insights into network traffic response time and data transfer sizes. And this article concludes with a call to action to delve into developer tools and discover the wealth of information it offers without the complexity of traditional load testing.

[00:08:44] It is generative II a double-edged sword? Well, let's find out in the latest study by a big company that shed some light on this. As you can tell just by this new show alone, Generative AI's influence on software development and testing is growing, but not without concerns. So in this research, which surveyed 800 DevOps and SecOps leaders, it found that a staggering 90% are currently using Generative AI. However, 74% feel pressured to use it despite recognizing a potential security risk. So Brian Fox, a co-founder and CTO at Sonatype commented on the findings, emphasizing the need for a balanced approach to AI adoption, ensuring both innovation and security.

[00:09:27] And for links of everything value we covered in this news episode, head in over to links in 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 leveraging Visual A.I. So 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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