Monitor PageSpeed (v5) with Google Sheets

The goal is to create a Google Sheet that can track the historical PageSpeed Insights (PSI) perfomance data of one or more pages/URLs. You will use JavaScript code to call the PageSpeed Insights API and store the result in your sheet.


Framework review: Robot

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Robot Framework is a test automation framework for acceptance testing (…) it utilises the keyword-driven testing approach. Its testing capabilities can be extended by Python test libraries.

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Framework review: Playwright

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Playwright enables end-to-end testing. Test modern single page apps, across all modern browsers, using in your preferred language (JS, TS, Java, C#, Python).

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Tips & Tricks for Cypress

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🏆 This post was featured in Software Testing Weekly, issue 55

This is a collection of simple and recurring scenarios when writing Cypress tests. For more complex recipes, check the official doc.

  • Setup
    • Abort cypress after first failed test
    • Read a test file from fixtures
  • Assertions
    • Assert the text of a page (string or number)
    • Assert the number of elements selected
    • Assert the result of two Cypress commands
  • Actions
    • Upload a file
  • Selectors
    • Given a list, return row that contains specific text
    • Selector is flaky due to page redesigns
    • Type text into input field and press enter
    • Select element inside iframe
    • Use selector X to narrow down area, and then use selector Y to find element
  • Waits
    • Wait until a network (ie. HTTP/XHR) request resolves
    • Wait until a condition becomes true
  • Mocks
    • Force a specific response to an HTTP request