Hello! I'm back with another installment of underrated posts of last week! Let's check them out.
It's a competitive market. Kristian explained what skills, methodologies, and tools you need to know in order to give yourself the edge over most, and actually get hired for worthwhile gigs as a front end developer. He also stresses how important it is to set your priorities right, as there's "an overwhelming amount of things to learn, and a rich ecosystem of tutorials, guides, and courses to follow along the way."
Automated Functional testing is presumed to be nothing new, but it is often misunderstood. This post by Himanshu not only helps you understand what functional testing is (and isn't), but also how and why you should automate it. It goes into depth with the help of a B2C ecommerce app example, and also talks about some common myths associated with the subject.
Ways you can adjust Scrum to make it work better for you and your team. Stephan cuts to the chase and tells you why you should stop focusing on the "process" and start focusing on the "results", because being agile is all about being efficient with your time and resources. Every team has different dynamics, so it's important to continuously experiment, see what works for your team, and throw out what doesn't.
In this post, Devon addresses a problem many freelance programmers face: how to manage client's expectations. Things like estimated cost and time should be discussed in advance so both parties can stay at ease. He emphasizes how important it is to consistently communicate with your client and lay down the expectations, from the very first meeting up until the completion of the project.
Harshit Paul gives the readers some clarity between two popular testing approaches: scripting testing and record-&-replay testing. He gives us insight into both approaches and briefly touches upon the problems with record-&-replay testing. A good read for beginner and intermediate testers.
That's all for this week. These were my personal favorite underrated posts from last week. I hope you liked this post. Tell me about your favorite posts that went underrated in the comments below! ❤️
It's quite sad that an environment where advanced topics are discussed somehow has to also be one where the needs of newbies (and anyone who might feel alienated by the arrogant boys club of software development) are completely disregarded.