This newsletter highlights: • The testing conferences at the end of September and beginning of October. • 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



CukeUp! NYC, Brooklyn, USA, September 30 – October 1 2014 – Software Testing Magazine

CukeUp! NYC is a two-day conference and tutorials that explores various aspects of the Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) technique of software testing. Members of the Cucumber BDD tool’s development team play an important role in this conference.

Myths About Test Automation – Software Testing Articles

It is not difficult to imagine the benefits of having automated testing alongside product development – faster releases, increased test coverage, frequent test execution, faster feedback to development team, just to name a few, yet many organizations have not made the move or are resistant in investing in test automation. In this article we shall examine some of the most common myths about test automation and how these prevent organizations from succeeding in test automation.

Snagit for Windows Features Every Tester Needs to Know – uTest

To better understand the features that testers love most about Snagit, I turned to our testers here at TechSmith. Who better to give advice on Snagit features than the testers that help make it! Here are the top features of Snagit our testers use to make their work shine.


Testing Best Practices



Write Better Tests in 5 Steps –

Writing software tests is a good thing, writing better tests is even better. In this blog post, Marcos Brizeno shares fives tips to improve your software testing practice. For each of the tips, he provides also external references if you want to explore further the topic.

Is there any ‘Shortcut’ for Good Testing? (Here it is how) – Software Testing Help

In many companies, especially small and medium, where there is a strive to establish any work process, it has been observed that testers are a little puzzled about how to start, progress and finish their testing job in a hurried manner. The project or test manager always pressurize test team to complete testing as soon as possible. With this pressure, somebody starts with a great methodical way but cannot complete the testing; somebody tries to be fast by short-cutting it, but cannot achieve quality. So, there is a problem in daily practice. This article will give you some concrete path to such situations in a practical way.

Three Unusual Defects Identified During Software Testing – LinkedIn Pulse

As a software testing enthusiast, confronting questionable behavior of a software brought me close to the concept of defects. Initially, I reported every flaw as a bug. But after spending years in Cygnet Infotech, amidst of testers demystifying mysterious bugs (also referred as errors, issues, problem and incidents), I developed an understanding about defects.

Mobile app security testing must be enterprise priority, expert says – Search Software Quality

Mobile ALM expert Manish Mathuria provides insight into mobile security and offers strategies for enterprises to better protect their software.

How to Automate CSS Testing – Testing Excellence

While automated CSS testing is still in its early stages, a variety of CSS testing tools are available. Testing CSS, however, is still a time-consuming manual process. I will present current techniques for automating CSS testing, that will speed up development and increase maintainability of large-scale web projects.

Mobile Fragmentation and the Need for Automation: An Interview with Josh Galde –

In this interview, Keynote's Josh Galde talks anything and everything mobile. The industry veteran discusses how much of the testing process should be automated, the difference between testing phones and tablets, and what he sees as "the next big thing" in the industry.

Before You Test Your System, Test Your Assumptions: An Interview with Aaron Sanders –

In this interview, Aaron Sanders explains why testing your assumptions can be the most important step of the development process. He digs into how he got his start in the industry, why team chemistry is critical, and the most common misunderstanding that plagues groups.