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How to test and monitor your APIs with Playwright

In today's video, we explore a lesser-known feature of Microsoft's Playwright - API Testing. We'll illustrate how to use Playwright for testing GraphQL as an example of an HTTP-based API; RESTful APIs can be tested too. We'll explain the usage of the 'request' fixture with Playwright, parse responses and validate their correctness. Moreover, we'll delve into executing multiple API requests in a single Playwright test case while testing their responses.

The Future of Testing Unlocking Potential with Automation

In the ever-evolving landscape of software development, testing plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality, reliability, and performance of applications. As technology continues to advance, the future of testing is deeply intertwined with automation, offering immense potential for improving efficiency, speed, and accuracy in the testing process.

Mastering Test Automation Strategies for Efficient Quality Assurance

In the software development landscape, mastering test automation has become crucial for ensuring efficient quality assurance (QA) processes. Test automation not only accelerates testing cycles but also enhances test coverage and accuracy, leading to higher-quality software releases. This blog explores key strategies for mastering test automation and achieving efficient QA outcomes.

Where to automate resilience testing in your SDLC

When organizations begin to deploy resilience testing or Chaos Engineering, there’s a natural question: can we integrate this with our CI/CD pipeline or release automation tools? After all, you’re likely running unit, performance, and integration tests already—is resiliency different? The short answer is yes—to both. Integration is possible, but resiliency is different, so automation is a nuanced conversation.

Grasping Bug Severity versus Priority: Crucial Contrasts and Optimal Approaches

Distinguishing between bug severity and priority is a fundamental concept in application development and quality assurance. The two concepts, despite their similarity, have different connotations and implications for the development process. Lack of understanding of these dynamics could result in misaligned objectives, inefficient resource usage, and inferior application quality. Here are some of the essential aspects to learn about the differences between bug severity and priority and their impact on test maintenance.

The Ultimate Guide to Performance Regression Testing

Regression testing is not a new concept. However, historically, it has been limited to functional testing due to the setup, configuration, and maintenance required to simulate a production environment accurately. Many teams have found the cost outweighs the benefits, but with the advent of production traffic replication (PTR), it’s become a viable option to regression test performance, especially for those running applications in Kubernetes.

How to combine POMs (Page Object Models) with Playwright Fixtures for better developer experience

Page object models (POM) are common to encapsulate test automation logic and improve code readability. Learn in this video how to combine POMs and Playwright fixtures for effective end-to-end testing and synthetic monitoring with an excellent developer experience. Got questions? Join the Checkly community Slack. And tune in next week for more on Playwright, Synthetic Monitoring, and API Monitoring. Happy testing!

Avoid flaky end-to-end tests due to poorly hydrated Frontends with Playwright's toPass()

In this video we'll dive into the world of flaky tests in Playwright and synthetic monitoring with Checkly. We examine a site with poor Frontend hydration patterns, their effect on test stability, and how to work around them. Learn how to avoid using artificial delays and implementing a retry mechanism with Playwright's 'toPass()' method to achieve stable testing instead.