Blogs

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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Microsoft Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation – Software Development Tools

Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, has announced Microsoft has joined as a Gold Member. With a leading public cloud platform Microsoft Azure, and deep enterprise experience, Microsoft will bring valuable skills and technology to the open source software community and the Foundation.

LogiGear Releases Free Version of TestArchitect – Software Testing Magazine

LogiGear has announced the newest addition to the TestArchitect family, TestArchitect Team. This new edition of TestArchitect is available online at testarchitect.com and is customized to meet small teams’ software testing needs.

BMC Control-M Workbench Enables a Jobs-as-Code for Application Developers – Software Development Tools

As part of its strategy to empower developers and continue to drive DevOps innovation in multi-cloud environments, BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today introduced Control-M Workbench, a no-cost, self-service, standalone development environment. This new capability accelerates application delivery and improves application quality for organizations driving innovation to market in an ever-increasingly competitive digital business economy. 

Sauce Labs Launches Test Analytics Platform – Software Testing Magazine

Sauce Labs has announced Sauce Labs Test Analytics, the latest addition to the Sauce Labs Automated Testing Cloud. This latest release provides users with near real-time, multi-dimensional test analytics to optimize resources and release software faster.

Amazon Web Services Makes Greengrass Generally Available – Software Development Tools

Amazon Web Service has announced that AWS Greengrass, software which allows customers to run AWS compute, messaging, data caching, and sync capabilities on connected devices, is now available to all customers. With AWS Greengrass, devices can run AWS Lambda functions to perform tasks locally, keep device data in sync, and communicate with other devices while leveraging the full processing, analytics, and storage power of the AWS Cloud.

Testing Best Practices

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Building Quality into Software Development Software Testing Magazine

Scaling software development teams can sometimes be a problem for fast-growing startups. How can you keep the quality of the code when you start hiring more and more software developers. In his blog post “How to build quality into your software development workflow”, Sandeep Chouksey, VP of Engineering at Shutterstock, shares some experience on how his company tried manage quality in a continuous delivery context.

What To Do When There Isn’t Enough Time To Test? – Software Testing Help

Part way through your test cycle, do you often realize you do not have enough time to test? You had it all under control, to begin with, but soon you are reaching the contingency plan’s “What to do when there isn’t enough time to test?” section. How can something that started so well, go down so badly, so quickly. And, here is analysis from STH team member Swati S.

How To Survive as a QA in a Software Development TeamSoftware Testing Magazine

It is not always easy to be a software tester in a software development team. Developers will often consider software quality assurance (QA) people as inferior and would wonder how they could question the perfection of the beautiful code that they have just written. In this article, Alexander Rayskiy discusses some of the physical and psychological issues that software testers are facing and propose solutions to avoid them.

Testing during Transition: Test Criteria for Outsourced Software Sticky Minds

In the world of IT outsourcing, it is not uncommon for a company to have its applications and infrastructure developed or maintained by others. As vendors compete for this business, a common trial is testing the transition activity as a whole. How would you design acceptance criteria of a transition trial so that it is testable and clearly communicated?

How to Setup the Node.js Testing Framework: Node.js Tutorial Software Testing Help

Obviously, testing is important – without it, bugs sneak into the wild where they’re more difficult and costly to fix. Automating testing can significantly increase test coverage as well as reduce long-term costs. In some teams, this falls to the developers but it can also fall to testers to create automated tests. These automated tests can be unit tests (concise tests that target very small pieces of functionality) or larger, integration-level test.