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



TestRail 4.0 Released – Gurock

Gurock Software has released version 4.0 of their TestRail web-based test case management software. This new version features a redesigned user interface, bulk editing for test cases, new filter and grouping options and improved navigation.

BlazeMeter Buys Loadosophia JMeter Reporting Tools – Software Testing Magazine

BlazeMeter, the leading load and performance testing as a self-service platform for mobile, web and APIs, today announced the acquisition of Loadosophia, which provides state-of-the-art analytics technology for JMeter users. Andrey Pokhilko, Loadosophia and founder, joins BlazeMeter’s executive team as Chief Scientist.

Introduction to Unit Testing with JUnit – Software Testing Magazine

Unit testing is a basic software testing activity that should be performed by every software developer. This handout produced by the Computer Science department of Stanford University introduces the ideas of unit testing and provides some examples on how to do it with JUnit in Eclipse.

How We Really Need to Stop ISO 29119 – uTest

The main reason that really resonates with me is that companies, who would normally not use the standard, would be compelled to comply with it just to win business. If there are even a few companies that conform to the standard which are successful, and it doesn’t have to be because they comply with the standard, others will try to follow their path.


Testing Best Practices



Automated Visual Software Testing: The Missing Link in Software Test Automation Testing Geek

Visual Software Testing is the process of validating the visual aspects of an application’s User Interface (UI). In addition to validating that the UI displays the correct content or data, Visual Testing focuses on validating the Layout and Appearance of each visual element of the UI and of the UI as a whole.

Is manual testing still necessary? – Search Software Quality

Although we can automate most of our testing, there are some defects that will only be found through manual testing, and therefore, it will always have a place.

Do You Need to Write Test Cases? –

Writing test cases can be a time-consuming activity, and approaches vary from comprehensive test plans to more casual and exploratory cases. What factors should influence your approach? We take a look at a couple of these factors to help you guide your project and team to success.

Ad-hoc Testing: How to Find Defects Without a Formal Testing Process – Software Testing Help

The very term ad-hoc implies the lack of structure or something that is not methodical. When you talk about ad-hoc testing, it means that it is a form of black box or behavioral testing performed without any formal process in place.

Six Ways Testers Can Get in Touch with Their Inner Programmer – uTest

My point with these articles is to tell anyone out there who feels on the fence about their programming skills that you are not alone. I want to make sure you understand the foundation that you may already have in place. Most of us already program, we just don’t consider what we do, or how we do it, on par with what we consider “real programming.” If you are one who thinks that way, I’m asking you to stop it.

What does context-driven testing mean? – Search Software Quality

Context-driven testing (CDT) goes back to at least the test literature of the 1980s, when testers seemed to have a desire to make testing more predictable by documenting everything. Papers and conferences from the '80s seem to say that if only testers had better requirements, were involved upfront, and had better planning and more time, then things would be all right.