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This newsletter headline: - 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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Altova Launches MobileTogether 3.2 – Software Development Tools

Altova has announced the release of MobileTogether 3.2, its cross-platform mobile development framework. This release introduces over 18 important new features for building sophisticated, data-centric mobile apps. Highlights include support for NFC (near field communication), the ability to access mobile device contacts, text-to-speech functionality, numerous enhancements for table and chart creation, and much more.

Parasoft Releases New API Testing & Service Virtualization Solutions – Software Testing Magazine

Parasoft has announced its latest enhancements of their API testing and service virtualization solutions. Parasoft SOAtest and Virtualize are tools that enables teams to quickly solve today’s most challenging issues, including security, performance, and test environment obstacles. In a continued effort to improve functionality and ease-of-use for customers, Parasoft has introduced new functionality and streamlined workflows to address everyday challenges that software developers and testers face.

GitLab Brings Container Development to the Enterprise – Software Development Tools

GitLab, the self-hosted Git repository management solution with built-in Continuous Integration tooling, announced at Microsoft Build 2017 its beta release of a Kubernetes Helm Chart that will fully-automate the installation of GitLab in a container and enable Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) in containers on Kubernetes. The company also announced support for Kubernetes-based deployments to Microsoft Azure Container Service. Microsoft announced support for Kubernetes in March. Containers and their promise of ease, portability, and reliability are incredibly useful for enterprise development teams looking to speed time to market by improving their CI/CD practices. 

SmartBear Releases SoapUI NG Pro 2.0 – Software Testing Magazine

SmartBear Software has announced SoapUI NG Pro 2.0, the latest version of the popular API testing tool. The new version of SoapUI NG Pro introduces an interactive dashboard for testers to gain end-to-end visibility into API quality and integrates API security scanning which enables testers to ensure APIs are free from common security vulnerabilities.

NoSQL Graph Database Neo4j 3.2 Released – Software Development Tools

Neo Technology, creator of Neo4j, the world's leading graph database, today announced the release of Neo4j 3.2, a major product release that introduces new enterprise scaling, governance and security capabilities and improves native graph performance, which make it easier to deploy Neo4j at a global scale. Neo4j 3.2 adds multi-data center capabilities enabling customers to build the next generation of global internet scale applications. Also new to Neo4j are governance and security features ranging from new schema constraints to Kerberos support to advanced query monitoring.

Testing Best Practices

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Problem-Solving in Software Testing: A Conversation Sticky Minds

How many times have you started to solve a particular problem and realized midway that the actual problem is not what you thought it was? Ajay Balamurugadas relates a conversation he had with a colleague in software testing about issues with test cases, and the lessons he learned from that problem-solving process.

Test Data Management: What is Test Data and How to Design It – Software Testing Help

At current epic of Information and Technology revolutionary growth, the testers commonly experience extensive consumption of test data in software testing life cycle. The testers don’t only collect/maintain data from the existing sources, but also they generate huge volumes of test data to ensure their quality booming contribution in the delivery of the product for real world use. Therefore, we as testers must continuously explore, learn and apply the most efficient approaches for data collection, generation, maintenance, automation and comprehensive data management for any types of functional and non-functional testing.

How to Ace Your Next QA Job Interview Sticky Minds

The secret to acing your next job QA interview is mastering what to say when the interviewer asks you to tell them a little about yourself. Preparation is key, so here are three important points to hit, as well as some sample scripts to modify for your own history, so that you can go into your next QA job interview with complete confidence.

VersionOne Tutorial: All-in-one Agile Project Management Tool Guide – Software Testing Help

At current epic of technology exponential development across various domains, the demand for software testing is in its highest state. To proactively respond to the process of iterative delivery of the world-class software applications needs, different companies have been introducing the variety of test management tools to the market. So, this hands-on will give you an overview of why and how to use VersionOne, one of the many software project management tools available in the industry.