Log4Shell – Critical Vulnerability Discovered in Apache Log4j

Apache Log4j is a Java-based logging utility, that is part of the Apache Logging Services, a project of the Apache Software Foundation. On December 9, 2021, a zero-day vulnerability involving arbitrary code execution in Log4j 2 was discovered by Chen Zhaojun of Alibaba Cloud Security Team and disclosed via the project´s GitHub repository and given the descriptor „Log4Shell”. Tenable characterized it as „the single biggest, most critical vulnerability of the last decade”.

Automate Performance Tests in your Organization with GitHub Actions, AWS Code Build and K6

From this article, you will learn step by step how to run automated tests with CI/CD managed by GitHub Actions together with a test runner able to deal with your private services deployed in an AWS VPC (virtual private cloud).
You will see how powerful is the combination of AWS Code Build and K6 tools in a case when automated performance testing is a must-have.

A Day in Life of QA Engineer

Does being a QA engineer mean that you get paid for complaining? Is nitpicking an actual part of your job? Here’s how a QA superhero’s day looks at the fireup.pro HQ. It might help you especially if you’re just beginning your adventure with QA. If you fully understand what this position entails, you can truly help your colleagues.

What You Can Gain and What Not to Do with Test Automation

Test automation is seen as the next step from manual testing on the test development path. The popularity of such solutions and the positive associations they invoke (eg technological advancement) prove their universal demand. However, before implementing this solution at home, it is worth considering what automation can really give us, and what we will not achieve thanks to it.

Why are Automated Tests Important, Though Initially Undervalued?

Each of us Testers has at least once met someone who has asked this question. As well as asking why automatic tests are needed in a project at all. And so begins the arduous task of convincing the skeptic. Let’s not beat about the bush – the fact someone would ask such a question shows how little they grasp the topic. Read this article about automated tests.