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



Mobile Test Automation Webinar, September 25 2014 –

As Mobile Test Automation tools compete with each other with attractive features, you find it even harder to choose the right one for your enterprise, which best fits your requirements and offers the greatest ROI. On Thursday, 25th September, Vishnu Nallani of Gallop will present in a live interactive webinar the formula for Mobile Test Automation that ensures impeccable levels of QA.

CAST Provides New Software Quality Certification Program – Software Testing Magazine

CAST has launched a Software Certification Program to provide organizations with standards-based verification of the quality of their critical systems. The new certification is a significant evolution in IT maturity, moving beyond the current industry model that only certifies software development processes, but not the output.

Load Testing Survey Results – Software Testing Magazine

A recent survey from the Methods & Tools software development magazine shows that the load testing activity is performed only in a minority of software development organizations. The poll asked the question: “Does your organization perform load / performance testing?”

Software testers petition to stop ISO 29119 – Search Software Quality

As the ISO, IEC and IEEE prepare for their final vote on the fourth part of ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119, many prominent software testers are leading a petition to suspend the standard. Fueled by the #stop29119 hashtag on Twitter, these testing professionals are not only challenging the standards being produced, but the right of the standards bodies to produce them.


Testing Best Practices



Are Test Coverage Metrics Overrated? –

Test coverage (also referred to by some as code coverage) is one of many metrics that are commonly used to give a statistical representation of the state of the code written for a certain piece of software. Other typical metrics include1: cyclomatic complexity, lines of code, maintainability index and depth of inheritance. Each of these, I would argue, is a book of its own.

Static Testing and Dynamic Testing – Difference Between These Two Important Testing Techniques – Software Testing Help

Testing is verification and validation. We all know that it takes 2 Vs to make testing complete. In this article we will shed some light on Static testing. It is also called as Verification. We will learn all about it and pay special emphasis on this, because dynamic testing often receives maximum attention and has innumerable articles detailing it out.

Testers Aren’t Psychic: Six Ways Developers Can Be More Transparent With Testers – uTest

Many testers dislike seeing the dreaded “Working as Designed” rejection reason on our bug reports because, in many cases, we had no idea it was designed to work that way.  To us, it just seemed like something wasn’t quite right, and it’s our job to tell you these things.

Software testing techniques: Four ways to cut costs – Search Software Quality

SearchSoftwareQuality expert Matthew Heusser offers four simple, creative software testing techniques to help test pros cut costs.

New Ideas for Effective Localization Testing Practices in an Agile Cycle –

While practices in localization testing have been suggested for every environment, it is becoming even more important to have such practices for an agile localization test effort. This is a list of ideas to help ensure on-time, on-cost product releases, synchronized efforts for releases in all languages, and good collaboration among team members.

Achieving Self-Testing Code – Software Testing Magazine

Self-testing code, or code that can evaluate its own health and tell you if it has problems, is the goal of many software teams who spend effort in testing. How can you achieve this goal? Learn the team practices, the types and amount of tests you need in your repertoire, and technical practices to help you get closer to it.