Conference review #1: SkładQA 2018

Is it possible to organize conference for over 600 people without any budget, any sponsors and any company behind with only few people on the board? KraQA team says yes and for the third time has organized SkładQA – absolutely free, software quality conference. We had an opportunity to see in action best speakers talking about most up-to-date challenges in software testing and quality assurance, drink tasty beers and eat some food in cheerful place which Stara Zajezdnia in Cracow definitely is. Continue reading “Conference review #1: SkładQA 2018”

Best practices #1: Test quarantine

Many companies have a lot of regression tests but quite often are struggle with bunch of them failing every build or from time to time (flaky tests). Sometimes it is 25% or more of all of automation tests. What should you do as „quality” engineer in this situation? Should you stop deployment for months until you and your team to fix all of unstable and failing tests or should you manually check every single failure before every release to production? Or maybe you should just ignore it and wait till the situation will improve somehow itself? Continue reading “Best practices #1: Test quarantine”

Learning #1: Conferences in 2018

By entering the IT world everyone needs to face the same problem: where to find best sources and materials for  learning. This industry is growing so fast that it’s hard to rely on books written 10 or more years ago. There are some exceptions but still most books are highly theoretical and you need some practical knowledge. That is why most of us are learning on the internet reading articles, blogs and tutorials. But there is another way which I recommend to try: conferences and meetups. Continue reading “Learning #1: Conferences in 2018”

Meetup review #1: Component testing of React.js applications with Enzyme – KraQA #29

It is quite easy to notice that end-to-end testing with javascript based frameworks is a trend right now. More and more tools appears on the market. Let’s just name Protractor, Enzyme, Nightwatch, Cypress… But are they just another fancy technologies that you can put into your CV or is it really make sense to transform testing stack into js? Continue reading “Meetup review #1: Component testing of React.js applications with Enzyme – KraQA #29”