We hope you’re having a good holiday season! Check out some topics our authors have covered this week in the posts below.

Testing Angular Services: A Walk-Through With Examples

You’ve been going along writing your Angular application, and you’ve now reached a point where you have enough code in your application for things to get complicated. You may even have a few tests here and there to validate things are working. Now you want to focus your efforts on tests that will give back the most value. Some of the most valuable tests you’ll write are tests that verify your app’s logic is correct and data is being handled correctly. These are usually your services in your Angular application. In this blog post, let’s show you how to take advantage of all of Angular’s built-in paths for testing out an Angular service to make sure you deliver the highest-quality code consistency. Learn more from Erik Lindblom on Testim’s blog. 

You may have come across the term “analytics” without attaching much thought to it. For example, firms rely on analytics to be able to make the right decisions. With analytics, they can store and analyze data and then use that data to find patterns. Analytics goes beyond analysis—it tries to predict the future with analyzed data patterns. You can use analytics for marketing, security, software development, and so on. In this article, we’ll explore what operational analytics is in depth from Ukpai Ugochi on Scalyr’s blog. 

UI Testing: A Beginner’s Guide With Checklist and Examples

We also updated a couple of posts this week, like this one on UI testing. Being a beginner in software testing might feel overwhelming. One of the reasons is that there are many types of testing: unit testing, end-to-end testing, load testing, to name a few. To make things worse, there are additional terms that look like additional kinds of testing, but they’re not. An example would be shift-left testing, which sounds like it’s a type of testing, but refers to the best practice of moving testing processes earlier in the software development lifecycle. One of the most important types of software testing is UI testing, and that’s what we’re covering with today’s post. Find out more on Testim’s blog.

What Is Browser Automation? Definition and Getting Started

We could say automation is the whole raison d’être for software development. As developers, we seek to employ automation in order to solve problems with more efficiency than before. And we solve problems not only for our clients or employers but also for ourselves. We write scripts and software utilities to automate the packaging and deploy of our applications. We employ plugins and other tools that can automatically check our code for common mistakes and even fix some of them. Another instance of automation is browser automation. Learn all about automation on Testim’s blog.