Brain  Crist

Brain Crist

1597237200

Keep your test suite in tip-top shape with Cypress Test Analytics

Today, we’re thrilled to announce our new Test Analytics for the Cypress Dashboard—a huge step forward in our mission to help teams easily manage and improve their test suites, so developers can build better things with confidence.

This dynamic update to testing insights for our users includes four major features: top failures, slowest tests, test case history, and project analytics. Dashboard users can now find the troublemakers in their test suite, manage issues with ease, and unlock a deeper, unprecedented understanding of their tests.

Top Failures

Find the most unreliable tests in your suite.

Identify your most unreliable tests with failure rate analysis—view the holistic failure rate of your test suite, or the failure rate of individual test cases. This feature automatically sorts your “top failures”, so you can see the failure rate of your top failing tests cases and address problems more quickly. You can also use the “View by” feature to see which specs, tags, or branches have the highest failure rates. Additionally, you can filter your top failures by browser, spec files, and more.

Slowest Tests

Find the slowest tests in your suite.

With slowest tests, see a high-level summary of how long a test case usually takes and get a better understanding of the distribution of fast vs. slow tests in your suite. This feature automatically lists out the slowest tests in your project, and allows you to highlight the performance of the latest revisions of your test cases.

Test Case History

Find out how your tests are changing over time.

While failure rate & top failures help pinpoint the biggest troublemakers in your test suite, Test Case History lets you quickly see how your tests have changed over time, so you can get to the root cause of test failures. With Test Case History, you can easily review changes to a test case that occurred on the current branch or projects integration branch. Want to dive deeper? See your test case’s historical failure in your run details rate to instantly identify when failures occurred. You can also drill into specific changes to see what exactly occurred within the test, and filter test cases by those that have changed most recently.

**Project Analytics **

Uncover the trends in your test suite.

Finally, get a high-level overview of how your projects are trending over time with these three analytics: runs recorded to dashboard, run duration, and test suite size. These project analytics allow you to gather holistic details about your test suite, and make more informed decisions about your testing strategy. Get even more detailed analysis by filtering runs by branch, time range, and time interval.

What’s Next?

Ready to get started with Test Analytics? Log in or sign up for the Dashboard to get started, or visit our docs for more information.

Stay tuned—this release is just the start of our goal to give our users unparalleled insight into their test suites. If you have ideas for more analytics you’d love to see in the meantime, give us a shout on Twitter or tell us about it on Productboard!

Thanks for reading, and as always, happy testing! 🎉

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Keep your test suite in tip-top shape with Cypress Test Analytics
Ray  Patel

Ray Patel

1619518440

top 30 Python Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Welcome to my Blog , In this article, you are going to learn the top 10 python tips and tricks.

1) swap two numbers.

2) Reversing a string in Python.

3) Create a single string from all the elements in list.

4) Chaining Of Comparison Operators.

5) Print The File Path Of Imported Modules.

6) Return Multiple Values From Functions.

7) Find The Most Frequent Value In A List.

8) Check The Memory Usage Of An Object.

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Brain  Crist

Brain Crist

1597237200

Keep your test suite in tip-top shape with Cypress Test Analytics

Today, we’re thrilled to announce our new Test Analytics for the Cypress Dashboard—a huge step forward in our mission to help teams easily manage and improve their test suites, so developers can build better things with confidence.

This dynamic update to testing insights for our users includes four major features: top failures, slowest tests, test case history, and project analytics. Dashboard users can now find the troublemakers in their test suite, manage issues with ease, and unlock a deeper, unprecedented understanding of their tests.

Top Failures

Find the most unreliable tests in your suite.

Identify your most unreliable tests with failure rate analysis—view the holistic failure rate of your test suite, or the failure rate of individual test cases. This feature automatically sorts your “top failures”, so you can see the failure rate of your top failing tests cases and address problems more quickly. You can also use the “View by” feature to see which specs, tags, or branches have the highest failure rates. Additionally, you can filter your top failures by browser, spec files, and more.

Slowest Tests

Find the slowest tests in your suite.

With slowest tests, see a high-level summary of how long a test case usually takes and get a better understanding of the distribution of fast vs. slow tests in your suite. This feature automatically lists out the slowest tests in your project, and allows you to highlight the performance of the latest revisions of your test cases.

Test Case History

Find out how your tests are changing over time.

While failure rate & top failures help pinpoint the biggest troublemakers in your test suite, Test Case History lets you quickly see how your tests have changed over time, so you can get to the root cause of test failures. With Test Case History, you can easily review changes to a test case that occurred on the current branch or projects integration branch. Want to dive deeper? See your test case’s historical failure in your run details rate to instantly identify when failures occurred. You can also drill into specific changes to see what exactly occurred within the test, and filter test cases by those that have changed most recently.

**Project Analytics **

Uncover the trends in your test suite.

Finally, get a high-level overview of how your projects are trending over time with these three analytics: runs recorded to dashboard, run duration, and test suite size. These project analytics allow you to gather holistic details about your test suite, and make more informed decisions about your testing strategy. Get even more detailed analysis by filtering runs by branch, time range, and time interval.

What’s Next?

Ready to get started with Test Analytics? Log in or sign up for the Dashboard to get started, or visit our docs for more information.

Stay tuned—this release is just the start of our goal to give our users unparalleled insight into their test suites. If you have ideas for more analytics you’d love to see in the meantime, give us a shout on Twitter or tell us about it on Productboard!

Thanks for reading, and as always, happy testing! 🎉

#announcements #testing #coding #cypress

Top Security Penetration Testing Companies

Cybercrime is one of the world’s fastest-growing threats, with malicious actors constantly elaborating their methods of undetectable intrusion. According to Verizon’s Business 2020 Data Breach Investigations report, there has been a 100% increase in web app breaches, and stolen credentials were used in more than 80% of these cases. These statistics are worrying for many businesses that actively move their processes to the cloud and deal heavily with customers’ personal data.

Under these circumstances, companies need to run regular automated and manual tests to determine weak spots in their infrastructure, software, network and physical perimeter security. One of the most efficient testing methods is security penetration testing, or pentesting.

Pentesting is a benign hacking attempt, manual or automated, to break into the system and uncover its vulnerabilities before actual cyber criminals do it. This method is directed at testing the system security controls for their real-world effectiveness. It involves such stages as data collection, threat modeling, vulnerability scans, penetration tests, and so on.

To get proactive with their cyber security protection, many businesses cooperate with professional security testing companies that are able to comprehensively check the system, identify risks, fix vulnerabilities, and stay one step ahead of potential hackers.

The ranking criteria for security testing companies

When asking a professional software testing company to check your system’s security, in most cases you need to grant them access to sensitive information. For this reason, it’s important to choose a reliable company with an exceptional reputation, which will become your trusted partner.

Unsurprisingly, the market of security penetration testing companies is overwhelmingly crowded. To narrow down your search, we have analyzed hundreds of testing companies and compiled the list of top testing professionals. We have applied the following criteria:

  • Pentesting expertise
  • Portfolio
  • Software QA experience
  • Market penetration
  • Online reviews

As a result, we’ve picked 30 skilled security testing companies and rated them accordingly.

1. a1qa

a1qa is a software testing company from Lakewood, CO, that has delivered over 1,500 successful projects and established 10 Centers of Excellence during their 17 years of operation. It has partnered with more than 500 companies, from smaller businesses to Fortune 500 giants. The company’s prominent customers include adidas, Kaspersky Lab, SAP, Yandex, Forex Club, and more.

a1qa specializes in delivering full-cycle QA and testing services, including comprehensive security penetration testing. Its expertise covers testing of web apps such as portals, ecommerce, media and e-learning platforms, games and online casinos, and line-of-business testing, such as CRM, collaboration, document management, and financial systems. The company also runs a specialized security testing lab.

2. QA Mentor

Founded in New York in 2010, QA Mentor has managed to establish a strong global presence with 12 testing centers around the world. Its team consists of 300 certified QA professionals that have successfully completed over 870 projects, including the ones for Amazon, eBay, Bosch, HTC, and more. The company offers more than 30 testing services, with cyber security penetration testing among them.

QA Mentor is recognized as a top software testing company by Clutch, GoodFirms, and Gartner.

3. UnderDefense

UnderDefense is a certified computer and network security company that was established in New York in 2016. It provides a wide range of testing services, with a special focus on security penetration testing. The company’s certified security testing team has performed hundreds of penetration tests, including compliance-specific tests, app and wireless network penetration testing, and social engineering security testing. UnderDefense has been repeatedly awarded by Clutch.

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Aurelie  Block

Aurelie Block

1598916060

Top 10 Automation Testing Tools: 2020 Edition

The demand for delivering quality software faster — or “Quality at Speed” — requires organizations to search for solutions in Agile, continuous integration (CI), and DevOps methodologies. Test automation is an essential part of these aspects. The latest World Quality Report 2018–2019 suggests that test automation is the biggest bottleneck to deliver “Quality at Speed,” as it is an enabler of successful Agile and DevOps adoption.

Test automation cannot be realized without good tools; as they determine how automation is performed and whether the benefits of automation can be delivered. Test automation tools is a crucial component in the DevOps toolchain. The current test automation trends have increased in applying artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to offer advanced capabilities for test optimization, intelligent test generation, execution, and reporting. It will be worthwhile to understand which tools are best poised to take advantage of these trends.****

#automation-testing #automation-testing-tools #testing #testing-tools #selenium #open-source #test-automation #automated-testing

Tamia  Walter

Tamia Walter

1596754901

Testing Microservices Applications

The shift towards microservices and modular applications makes testing more important and more challenging at the same time. You have to make sure that the microservices running in containers perform well and as intended, but you can no longer rely on conventional testing strategies to get the job done.

This is where new testing approaches are needed. Testing your microservices applications require the right approach, a suitable set of tools, and immense attention to details. This article will guide you through the process of testing your microservices and talk about the challenges you will have to overcome along the way. Let’s get started, shall we?

A Brave New World

Traditionally, testing a monolith application meant configuring a test environment and setting up all of the application components in a way that matched the production environment. It took time to set up the testing environment, and there were a lot of complexities around the process.

Testing also requires the application to run in full. It is not possible to test monolith apps on a per-component basis, mainly because there is usually a base code that ties everything together, and the app is designed to run as a complete app to work properly.

Microservices running in containers offer one particular advantage: universal compatibility. You don’t have to match the testing environment with the deployment architecture exactly, and you can get away with testing individual components rather than the full app in some situations.

Of course, you will have to embrace the new cloud-native approach across the pipeline. Rather than creating critical dependencies between microservices, you need to treat each one as a semi-independent module.

The only monolith or centralized portion of the application is the database, but this too is an easy challenge to overcome. As long as you have a persistent database running on your test environment, you can perform tests at any time.

Keep in mind that there are additional things to focus on when testing microservices.

  • Microservices rely on network communications to talk to each other, so network reliability and requirements must be part of the testing.
  • Automation and infrastructure elements are now added as codes, and you have to make sure that they also run properly when microservices are pushed through the pipeline
  • While containerization is universal, you still have to pay attention to specific dependencies and create a testing strategy that allows for those dependencies to be included

Test containers are the method of choice for many developers. Unlike monolith apps, which lets you use stubs and mocks for testing, microservices need to be tested in test containers. Many CI/CD pipelines actually integrate production microservices as part of the testing process.

Contract Testing as an Approach

As mentioned before, there are many ways to test microservices effectively, but the one approach that developers now use reliably is contract testing. Loosely coupled microservices can be tested in an effective and efficient way using contract testing, mainly because this testing approach focuses on contracts; in other words, it focuses on how components or microservices communicate with each other.

Syntax and semantics construct how components communicate with each other. By defining syntax and semantics in a standardized way and testing microservices based on their ability to generate the right message formats and meet behavioral expectations, you can rest assured knowing that the microservices will behave as intended when deployed.

Ways to Test Microservices

It is easy to fall into the trap of making testing microservices complicated, but there are ways to avoid this problem. Testing microservices doesn’t have to be complicated at all when you have the right strategy in place.

There are several ways to test microservices too, including:

  • Unit testing: Which allows developers to test microservices in a granular way. It doesn’t limit testing to individual microservices, but rather allows developers to take a more granular approach such as testing individual features or runtimes.
  • Integration testing: Which handles the testing of microservices in an interactive way. Microservices still need to work with each other when they are deployed, and integration testing is a key process in making sure that they do.
  • End-to-end testing: Which⁠—as the name suggests⁠—tests microservices as a complete app. This type of testing enables the testing of features, UI, communications, and other components that construct the app.

What’s important to note is the fact that these testing approaches allow for asynchronous testing. After all, asynchronous development is what makes developing microservices very appealing in the first place. By allowing for asynchronous testing, you can also make sure that components or microservices can be updated independently to one another.

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