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Industry News

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CollabNet Announces New TeamForge Release – Software Development Tools

CollabNet has announced a new release of TeamForge, the application lifecycle management (ALM) and collaboration platform helps organizations create high-quality applications at speed. Organizations standardize on TeamForge typically to create cohesive software development processes that connect their existing environments, including methodologies, version-control systems and workflows.

Ubertesters 2.0 Announced – Software Testing Magazine

Ubertesters has announce the release of its next generation QA mobile beta management platform, Ubertesters 2.0. The new release offers advancement in manual mobile QA testing management for enterprises and SMBs in the mobile development industry. Ubertesters 2.0 offers mobile organizations a simple-to- use, end-to- end platform to manage their entiremobile QA process and teams.

Parasoft Releases Service Virtualization and API Testing for Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise Subscribers – Software Development Tools

Parasoft is excited to announce the worldwide release of Parasoft Virtualize/SOAtest Professional Desktop for Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise subscribers. Parasoft's Virtualize/SOAtest enables software developers and testers to quickly perform both API testing and virtualization across a broad range of industry standard protocols and message formats. The new packaging increases Microsoft developers' testing toolbag, enabling them with more effective and efficient ways to get their testing done, minimizing overhead and substantially reducing risk of defects. 

CA Buys Testing Firm Veracode for $614 Million – Software Testing Magazine

CA Technologies has announced plans to buy application security testing vendor Veracode for $614 million in cash. Veracode offers software and services to help organizations secure their web, mobile and third-party applications at all stages of the software development lifecycle.

JNBridge Debuts JNBridgePro 8.1 – Software Development Tools

JNBridge, the leading provider of interoperability tools to connect Java and .NET frameworks, today announced the release of JNBridgePro 8.1. The release ensures compatibility with Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, reflecting the company's long-standing commitment to its customers by supporting the latest versions of the underlying software. It also coincides with JNBridge's 15th anniversary -- a significant milestone in a journey dedicated to improving Java-.NET interoperability.

Testing Best Practices

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Next-Generation Exercises for Software Testers Sticky Minds

How often do we talk about what we actually do when we test? Many of the test exercises out there predate the Internet and aren't as relevant anymore. This article contains some software you can play around with and use in mock test scenarios. These exercises will make you think about not only what you do when you test, but all the other skills that also go into being a tester.

Continuous Testing – What Does it Mean? – Testing Excellence

In a world of Agile Development where frequent releases are the norm, how can we ensure that we release to production with no major bugs and keep the business functioning?

Continuous Testing is the answer – but what exactly is Continuous Testing and how do we go about attaining such a state in our development strategy?

Getting Started with SpecFlow in 10 Minutes –  Automate The Planet

SpecFlow is an open source Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) tool for .NET. SpecFlow uses the official Gherkin parser and supports the .NET framework, Xamarin and Mono. You can use SpecFlow to define, manage and automatically execute human-readable acceptance tests in .NET projects. Writing easily understandable tests is a cornerstone of the BDD paradigm and also helps build up a living documentation of your system. Anton Angelov has created a series of articles dedicated to Specflow that starts with an introduction tutorial.

Tips for Effective UI Test Automation – Testing Excellence

Many agile teams seem to prefer UI level automation or think that such level of testing is necessary to prove the required business functionality.

However, within six to nine months after starting this effort, they will soon realise that the cost of maintaining UI level tests is higher than the benefit they bring. Many have thrown away the tests at that point and effectively lost all the effort they put into them. UI level test automation should be avoided or at least kept to the bare minimum, but if you have to do UI test automation, here is how do go about doing it so that the cost of maintenance doesn’t kill you later.