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Investing in Unit Testing: Benefits and Approaches

Stakeholders demand quick fixes for a buggy app release. Such patching is costly, and does not always offer a complete solution. Break the cycle with unit testing, a worthwhile investment in project quality.

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Dacian Florea

Dacian Florea

8 Automated Testing Best Practices for a Positive Testing Experience

Testing doesn’t have to be tedious. With these automated testing best practices and tips, software engineers can leverage automated tests to boost their productivity and make their work more enjoyable.

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Lev Yastrebov

Lev Yastrebov

Quality Assurance Testing Perfected: A User Flow Tutorial

As products and services deploy faster and faster, quality assurance (QA) has to adapt and deliver more coverage in less time while maintaining high quality.

In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Jade Russel Hancox examines how we can use the user flow to boost the speed and efficiency of QA processes without compromising on quality.

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Jade Russel Hancox

Jade Russel Hancox

A Complete Guide to Testing React Hooks

A relatively recent addition to React, hooks have already changed React development for the better through improved code readability and state management. But how do we test them?

In this article, Toptal React Developer Avi Aryan outlines why it is crucial to test hooks and introduces us to his React Hooks testing routine.

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Avi Aryan

Avi Aryan

Timestamp Truncation: A Ruby on Rails ActiveRecord Tale

Tests should keep apps from being flaky. But tests themselves can become flaky—even the most straightforward ones. Here’s how we dove into a problematic test on a PostgreSQL-backed Rails app, and what we uncovered.

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Maciek Rząsa

Maciek Rząsa

Build with Confidence: A Guide to JUnit Tests

In an age of continuous delivery, Java developers have to be confident that their changes don’t break existing code, hence automated testing. There’s more than one valid approach to it, but how can you keep them straight?

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Nikhil Bansal

Nikhil Bansal

Supercharged Testing Tips for 2019: A Java Automation Testing Tutorial

Test automation engineers continuously research the latest tools and techniques to ensure that their test automation framework stays fast, stable, and easy to use.

In this article, Toptal Freelance Java Developer Simon Stratton will take a look at some tips that you can use to update your framework for 2019 by improving your use of Selenium Grid, Java’s wait function, and Chrome DevTools.

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Simon Stratton

Simon Stratton

Integration and End-to-end Tests Made Easy with Node.js and MongoDB

Dealing with a real database for integration and end-to-end testing can pose some challenges. One way of working around them is to use an in-memory database that integrates well with the testing framework and provides APIs to manipulate its state from test code.

In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Mikhail Angelov shows how you can write integration and end-to-end tests easily for your Node.js and MongoDB application without having to write complicated setup/teardown code.

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Mikhail Angelov

Mikhail Angelov

How to Write Automated Tests for iOS

In this tutorial, you will learn how automated testing works for the iOS platform and how to implement it in your project.

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Josip Petrić

Josip Petrić

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