This newsletter highlights: • 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



Major upgrade: QF-Test 4.0 released – Professional Tester

QF-Test 4.0 is a major step forward – not just with its support of new technologies like JavaFX, the Swing replacement, and extending web testing by Chrome, but with many great enhancements that make automated testing more robust and more enjoyable.

VectorCAST Test Tool Supports Wind River VxWorks Platform – Software Testing Magazine

Vector Software has announced that VectorCAST tools now offer a seamless integration with the Wind River VxWorks 7 Real-Time Operating System (RTOS). This combination allows software tests to be built and run in the same environment that the final application will be deployed.

LoadStorm LITE Makes Load Testing SimpleSoftware Development Tools

CustomerCentrix releasedLoadStorm LITE, a new cloud-based load testing tool that provides users with an easy, cost-effective solution to load testing. The LoadStorm tool allows users to simulate traffic hitting their website or web application while measuring how the application handles the heavy load.

The 10 Hottest Devices for Mobile App Testing – uTest

Testers within our community often want to know on which devices they should be testing. Concurrently, developers also want to know where their beautiful creations should be given the most love. Thankfully we have a magical data team that can take any request we throw their way, and give us such statistics on the hottest devices requested by our customers.

Professional Tester’s Manifesto – Software Testing Magazine

Certification is a process that has gradually spread amongst all areas of software development. Software testing certifications are mainly managed by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and its local affiliates. The Professional Tester’s Manifesto is a strong statement about the certification process in software testing.


Testing Best Practices



Thoughts about Scripted and Exploratory Testing –

Scripted and exploratory testing can be seen as opposites, and it’s true that they approach testing from different angles. But they can also support each other. It is more important to think about what we will achieve with certain levels of scripting or exploration. Ask yourself: What is controlling you when you perform a test?

Why Software Testing is a Tough Job? And Here is How You Can Make It Easy – Software Testing Help

This topic would show you some reasons why Software Testing is a Tough Job and show you how to make it easy. Software testing is a passion driven profession. Whether you choose it by chance or by choice, you can always excel if you want to.

Tips to locate reliable security testing services – Search Software Quality

Developers without a security expert often rely on a third-party testing service. Software expert Dan Cornell provides some tips for the search.

Building Quality In: Adopting the Tester’s Mindset: An Interview with Stephen Vance –

Practitioner, manager, and consultant Stephen Vance explains why we still need testers. Instead of just using the testing process at the end of a development cycle, Vance argues for integrated testing that solves issues throughout the process.

All About API Testing: An Interview with Jonathan Cooper –

In this interview, Jonathan Cooper, a principal quality engineer for the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, sits down to talk about various aspects of API testing, the difference between SMS and push notification, and why he is a proponent of the context-driven methodology of software testing.

Web Application Testing in .NET – Software Testing Magazine

Web application testing is a rapidly evolving topic, so year by year it is reasonable to enumerate the possible options and re-evaluate the web testing strategy you have chosen for your .NET project. This presentation shares what we have learned about web testing during our projects. It shows strategies and tools that have worked to address the specific aspects of the different applications, because there is no one-size-fits-all solution in web testing?