Blogs

This newsletter headline: - The testing conferences in June 2017 - The latest news and headlines of software testing industry during the last week. - Software testing knowledge and best practices shared by the industry experts.

Industry News

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Nordic Testing Days, Tallinn, Estonia, June 7-9 2017 – Software Testing Magazine

The Nordic Testing Days is a three-day conference focused on software testing that target as an audience the professional software testers from the Northern European countries. The first day proposes tutorials and the two other days are full of short talks and workshops. The conference has all the important topics of testing and a wide cast of presenters.

expoQA, Madrid, Spain, June 13-15 2017 – Software Testing Magazine

expoQA is a three-day conference focused on software testing and quality assurance that will take place in Madrid, Spain. The first day will propose tutorials and presentations will be performed the two following days. Presentation will be in Spanish and English

Italian Software Testing Forum, Milan, Italy, June 19-20 2017 – Software Testing Magazine

The Italian Software Testing Forum is a three-day conference dedicated to Software Testing that takes place in Milan. International experts from the industry and the academia will share experiences, knowledge and ideas about software testing and software quality. The first two days will be dedicated to tutorials and the last day to presentations in Italian.

MariaDB TX 2.0 Released – Software Development Tools

MariaDB Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, has announced the availability of MariaDB TX 2.0, the most feature complete, open source transactional database solution for modern application development. Businesses need technology that increases agility, scalability, security and supports a plethora of use cases -- all while controlling costs. Developers want a database that is open and extensible, and lets them easily develop many different types of applications. MariaDB TX 2.0 delivers for enterprises and developers with a comprehensive package of technology and services, including feature-rich new releases of MariaDB Server and MariaDB MaxScale that close the functional gap between open source and proprietary offerings.

Nouvola Integrates with AWS CodePipeline – Software Testing Magazine

Nouvola, a vendor of in cloud-based performance testing and load testing, has announced integration with AWS CodePipeline, enabling developers using AWS CodePipeline to now include Nouvola tests in their continuous delivery pipelines so issues are caught earlier and code is tested against real-world traffic scenarios before it’s released to production.

AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Supports Wind River’s FACE Conformant VxWorks 653 Platform – Software Development Tools

AdaCore has announced the continuing growth of its Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) support, through both the current availability of its GNAT Pro 17.1 Ada Development Environment for the Wind River® FACE Certified VxWorks® 653 Platform, and initiation of the FACE verification/certification process for GNAT Pro 17.1. VxWorks 653 is the first Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product to be certified as conformant to the FACE Technical Standard’s Operating System Segment (OSS) Safety Base Profile. 

Semaphore Releases Boosters – Software Testing Magazine

Semaphore, a cloud-based code delivery service provider, announced the launch of Boosters, a new feature that drastically speeds up automated software testing. Boosters allows software development teams working on large applications to automatically speed up their test suite by 10 or more times, and deliver updates to users much more frequently.

Sparx Systems Launches Enterprise Architect Pro Cloud Server – Software Development Tools

Sparx Systems, developer of the award winning visual modeling and lifecycle development platform Enterprise Architect, has announced the release of its new Pro Cloud Server, WebEA and OSLC based RESTful API, which together enable Enterprise Architect repositories to be hosted in the Cloud or on a Corporate Intranet, providing instant optimized web based access from browsers, mobile devices, Enterprise Architect and other network based devices. 

Rapise 5.1 Provides Scriptless Test Automation – Software Testing Magazine

Inflectra has announced the release of Rapise 5.1, the latest version of its Rapise test automation platform. Rapise is the most comprehensive and powerful automated testing solution on the market. With its latest version, Rapise includes a new scriptless test automation framework called RVL that simplifies the creation and maintenance of automated test. Rapise 5.1 makes automated testing available for everyone, not just programmers and developers.

Testing Best Practices

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Unit Testing: Fakes, Mocks and Stubs – Software Testing Magazine

When you perform unit testing, there are many situations where you don’t have the full code or the right context that is needed to execute it. It might be that part of the code is not written yet or that you interact with an external system that is difficult to access or you don’t want to impact with unit tests. In these cases, you need to create a test double, an object that behaves like its production equivalent. In this article, Michal Lipski describes three types of test doubles – fake, stub and mock – and gives you examples when to use them in your unit testing.

Testing Mobile Apps Using Katalon Studio & Kobiton’s Cloud-Based Device Farm – Software Testing Help

Scripting your first mobile automation test case can be quite confusing without a specialized tool or instruction. In this tutorial, we will show you how to speed up your automation project using Katalon Studio’s mobile recording utility and running your recorded test cases on hundreds of Kobiton’s mobile devices on a cloud.

JUnit 5 – Next Generation Testing on the JVM – JAX London Blog

JUnit 5 is the next generation of JUnit. The goal of this upcoming version is to create an up-to-date foundation for developer-side testing on the JVM. The evolution includes focusing on Java 8 and above, as well as enabling many different styles of testing. In his article, Nicolai Parlog explains how you should write tests with JUnit 5.

QA for Slot Machines: Testing Randomization, Winning Combinations, and Big Payouts – Sticky Minds

Considering their underlying technology, slot machines are intriguing test subjects. The software at the back end randomly generates the numbers and patterns of the winning combinations, and when you add currency processing into the mix, you have some interesting test cases. If you've ever wondered what goes into testing slot machines, read on.

Parrot QA Tutorial: Cross Browser Functional Testing Tool Review – Software Testing Help

This tutorial is a hands-on review of Cross-Browser functional testing tool Parrot QA. This tool makes it easy to test your website without writing a line of code. This tutorial will walk you through the whole platform. We’ll start with the simplest way to set up a website test, then cover testing more complex functionality.