This newsletter highlights: • The testing conferences in 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



QA&TEST, Bilbao, Spain, 22-24 October 2014 – QA TEST

QA&TEST is a three-day International Conference on Software QA and Testing on Embedded Systems that takes place every year in Bilbao, Spain.

Targeting Quality Conference, Waterloo, Canada, October 9-10 2014 – Software Testing Magazine

The Targeting Quality Conference is a two-day event taking place in Canada and located in Waterloo, Ontario. It includes presentations on the first day and full-day workshops on the second. This event discusses new developments in the areas of software testing such as mobile, automation, agile, skills and leadership.

BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs Partner to Provide a Full Testing Stack – PR Newswire

BlazeMeter, the leading load and performance testing as a self-service platform for mobile, web and APIs, today announced a new multi-phase technology partnership with Sauce Labs. This technology partnership will enable developers to seamlessly combine both functional and performance testing with BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs platforms, streamlining the testing process.  The announcement cements an already solid relationship between BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs, who will be joining forces at FutureStack14 to further educate developers about their combined solutions.

Xamarin Test Cloud Launched – Software Testing Magazine

Xamarin has announced the public launch of Xamarin Test Cloud, with over 1,000 real devices available to help build better apps. Xamarin ran a survey that found that nearly 80% of mobile developers are relying primarily on manual testing in their attempts to deliver great app experiences. And yet, more than 75% say that that the quality of their apps is either “very important” or “mission critical.”

Spira v4.2 Now Available –

Inflectra is pleased to announce the release of SpiraTest, SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam, the latest version of their requirements management, test management and agile project-planning ALM suite. This new version provides a completely redesigned Scrum and Kanban planning board as well as enhanced source code integration and project planning. SpiraTest provides a complete Quality Assurance solution that manages requirements, tests, bugs and issues in one environment, with complete traceability from inception to completion.

New technology introduces software testing challenges – Search Software Quality

What are the most important technologies for the software quality world? Software QA expert Gerie Owen discusses three vital technologies.


Testing Best Practices



Test Automation in Agile: A Successful Implementation: An Interview with Melissa Tondi –

In this interview, ProtoTest vice president Melissa Tondi talks about why teams need to use both manual and automated testing. She explains the silver-bullet tool that often fails for companies, as well as how and when to use automation in an agile framework. 

What is User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and How to Perform It Effectively? – Software Testing Help

User Acceptance testing is the topic of the day. We will discuss all about UAT – its definition, types, steps, detailed process etc. in this tutorial.

A Separation of Testing and Product: Should Testers ‘Care’? – uTest

As a developer, it’s easy to care about that new app you’ve just created. Your new “baby” is taking off, being downloaded by millions of users all over hero_test_102011the world — and it’s your brainchild, one that you’ve poured your blood, sweat and tears into. But for those testing that app — they may want to do a good job in ensuring the app is successful, but do they actually have an emotional stake in the product itself?

When tracking defects, make efficiency the end goal – Search Software Quality

Tracking defects can benefit the development team if done for the right reasons. Explore the reasons to track defects in this expert response.

Taking on embedded software testing – Search Software Quality

Experts explain why embedded software testing projects call for heightened security and better code coverage than mobile or desktop test efforts do.

Using Your Own Crowd for Crowdsourced Testing –

A company used crowdsourced testing as part of the testing process when redesigning its website. This testing employed internal resources to achieve the benefits of crowdsourced testing at a greatly reduced cost and provided the added benefit of getting company employees used to the new site. Read on for a review of the process.

QTP to Selenium Migration – Software Testing Magazine

Hewlett-Packard’s Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly and better known as QuickTest Professional (QTP), has been one of the leading software testing tool in the market.