The holidays are coming up, so we know you’re probably getting busier and busier. But that doesn’t mean you still can catch up with our authors! Hear from them below in this week’s digest.

Why Is Test Data Management so Important?

Test data management is vital for achieving a healthy test automation strategy, yet many professionals are still not familiar with the term. They don’t know what the concept means, nor why it’s so important. But why would that be a problem? The technology world changes and evolves so fast that it’s hard to keep up. That’s the role of test data management. Let Carlos Schults fill you in on Enov8’s blog.

Here’s How to Calculate Elapsed Time in Java

Many things in programming sound like they should be easy, but are quite hard. Calculating elapsed time in Java is one of those. How hard could that be? As it turns out, it can be tricky. That’s why Carlos Schults is here to offer you some guidance so you can decide the most appropriate option to use when calculating elapsed time in Java. Check it out on Stackify’s blog.

Dart is an object-oriented language, with syntax based on the C family. It can be used on the web, by trans-piling it to JavaScript. You can also use Dart to write desktop applications, thanks to the Dart Visual Machine that ships along with the Dart SDK (software development kit). In this post on Scalyr’s blog from Carlos Schults, you can learn how to get started with logging in a programming language or framework with Dart logging.

Selenium Tutorial: Create Tests by Utilizing the Selenium API

Selenium is a tool for automating web browsers. It offers a GUI interface (in the form of a browser extension), APIs in several programming languages, and a server component that allows you to drive a web browser remotely. Plus, there’s Selenium Grid which scales out your automation. Selenium isn’t just for automating testing though it’s often the go-to tool for the purpose. And why not! It can be used to automate all the major browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge/IE. Phil Vuollet can give you even more details about it on ASPE’s blog.

14 Essential HR Metrics

Human resources metrics help a company track important data within the organization. A company can use these metrics to analyze processes and pinpoint the ones that need further optimization or improvements. can help you get the most out of the data you collect. And Michiel Mulders is here to introduce you to 14 essential HR metrics on Neebo’s blog.

Application Logs: What They Are and How to Use Them

Within software development, application logging plays an important role. As much as we’d like our software to be perfect, issues will always arise within a production environment. When they do, a good logging strategy is crucial. But what is application logging? How should you be using application logs? Where can you find them? And what does all this mean for your own logging strategy? Delila Lee is here to answer each of these questions in this post on XPLG’s blog.

Why Audit a Data Center? 5 Checks to Ask About

Data is highly valuable. Your organization possesses not only your data, but also your customers’ as well. Any kind of data theft or misuse may lead to huge monetary loss. In the worst case, your customers may sue you, or your organization may face bankruptcy. So, if the data grows beyond your storage capacity, where should you store it? Let’s rephrase the question. How can you store the data securely? Arnab Roy Chowdhury is here to help you out on DataOps’ blog.

XML Comments: Using Them in XML and Other Languages

Finally, we updated a blog post on XML comments. Does the term “XML comments” confuse you? Well, rest assured. You’re not alone. “Does that refer to comments inside an XML file?” you might wonder. Or maybe you have this vague notion that it has something to do with some kind of documentation for programming source code. Both assumptions are kind of right. But you’re still reading this post, which means that “kind of” isn’t going cut for you, right? Well, lucky for you, you can learn all about XML comments and more on SubMain’s blog.

Sending CloudWatch Custom Metrics From Lambda With Code Examples

We also updated a blog post on Stackify’s blog. Check out this detailed guide on how to send custom metrics to AWS CloudWatch monitoring using AWS Lambda. And do you want to hear the best part? Getting started will cost you less than you might spend on a cheeseburger. Check it out here.