This newsletter highlights: • The testing conferences in November. • 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



Dutch Testing Day, Amersfoort, the Netherlands, November 17 2014 –

The Dutch Testing Day is a one-day conference focused on software testing that takes place in the Netherlands. This conference is a non-commercial event where scientists, lecturers, and practitioners from the software testing industry meet and share ideas; for example about the latest trends in the research and technologies of software testing.

EuroSTAR Conference, Dublin, Ireland, November 24-27 2014 –

The EuroSTAR Conference is a four-day conference focused on software testing. Global and European software testing experts propose a program full with tutorials and presentations.

HP Mobile Center Prepares Apps For Prime Time –

HP has announced HP Mobile Center, a new on-premise software solution for testing mobile application functionality and performance across real-world network conditions on real-devices. The solution is designed to allow customers to deliver high-quality mobile applications and ensure a consistent, positive user experience under any circumstance.

Progress Software Acquire Telerik Test Studio Editor – Software Testing Magazine

Progress Software Corporation has nnounced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Telerik AD, a leading provider of application development tools, for $262.5 million. Telerik enables its 1.4 million strong developer community to create compelling user experiences across cloud, web, mobile and desktop applications. Telerik’s revenue for the last twelve months was over $60 million, with annual bookings growth of over 20%.

Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes – Software Testing Magazine

Creating good, effective unit tests in .NET can be harder than it seems. In some cases, the code is designed so that isolating one component from another is easy. However, in most other cases, achieving this isolation is very difficult. First included in Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft Fakes helps you cross this gap.

Introducing Ranorex 5.2 – Professional Tester

Ranorex is pleased to announce that Ranorex 5.2 is now available for download! This latest release considerably extends the object recognition capabilities of Ranorex for desktop, web and mobile application testing: out-of-the-box test automation for Qt applications on the desktop and in web environments as well as a lot of newly supported web development frameworks… and of course full support for iOS 8.

Sogeti launches a new way of software testing with TMap® HD – Yahoo! Finance

IT consultancy Sogeti, introduces TMap® Human Driven, using pick-and-choose building blocks to simplify software testing across the world. This new approach to software testing is both presented as a book and as an online community portal.


Testing Best Practices



Test Your Analysis Capabilities and Thinking Power – Software Testing Exercises (Part 2) – Software Testing Help

After overwhelming response for the first software testing exercise, we are encouraged to make it happen again. The ideas shared during previous exercise, the enthusiasm seen to participate and the promise made to come back have inspired us to present the second exercise.

Using Comparative Testing in the Telecom Industry – Software Testing Magazine

The concept of comparative (or back-to-back) test originates in testing hardware, when the output of the device under test is compared with the output of pre-tested “ideal” device wherein input is provided with the same data. From the viewpoint of Telecom industry, back-to-back test of OSS/BSS (Operating/Business Support Systems) solutions is usually implemented for testing systems managing large amount of data to get maximal coverage of migration and configuration processes. In this article, Yulia Liber discusses pros and cons of implementing comparative tests in Telecom.

Authors in Testing Q&A: Dorothy Graham Talks ‘Experiences of Test Automation’ – uTest

Dorothy (Dot) Graham has been in software testing for 40 years, and is co-author of four books, including two on test automation (with Mark Fewster). She was programme chair for EuroSTAR twice and is a popular speaker at international conferences. Dot has been on the boards of publications, conferences and qualifications in software testing. She was awarded the European Excellence Award in Software Testing in 1999 and the first ISTQB Excellence Award in 2012. You can visit her at her website.

STARWEST 2014 Interview: Mind Over Pixels – Quality Starts With the Right Attitude – uTest

I sat down with Stephen Vance, one of the STARWEST 2014 speakers, to chat about just that. As an Agile/Lean coach, Stephen is passionate about helping testers understand how to communicate with developers to better integrate into the software development process, and it all starts with the attitude you bring to the table.

Awareness of Risk Identification in Software Testing –

When testing software, most of us identify risk seemingly effortlessly. But do we really understand the process we’ve undertaken? Do we know what methods we’ve called upon? Are we aware of how we’re identifying risks? And therefore, are we identifying all the important risks? David Greenlees uses models to assess these questions.

Custom Assertions In Tests – Software Testing Magazine

AssertJ is an open source library of assertions similar to fest-assert. AssertJ provides a rich set of assertions, truly-helpful error messages, it improves test code readability and has been designed to be super easy to use within your favorite IDE.