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



Building Quality In: Adopting the Tester’s Mindset: An Interview with Stephen Vance –

Practitioner, manager, and consultant Stephen Vance explains why we still need testers. Instead of just using the testing process at the end of a development cycle, Vance argues for intergrated testing that solves issues throughout the process.

Highlights From the CAST 2014 Testing Conference in NYC – uTest

CAST 2014 was held at the Kimmel Center at New York University (NYU), just outside the confines of beautiful Washington Square Park in lower Manhattan. What separates CAST from other testing conferences are the lively discussions and the varying viewpoints. With other testing shows, you may hear a speaker give a one-sided discussion with an agenda to promote his or her product — at CAST, you’re getting varied viewpoints that can actively be challenged and refuted by the audience.

The uTest Interviews From CAST 2014 – uTest

For those that weren’t able to make this year’s 9th Annual Conference of the Assocation for Software Testing (CAST 2014), or follow along with our live coverage, we’ve compiled all of our interviews from over the course of the week at the show.


Testing Best Practices



How to Update TestLink Test Case Execution Status Remotely Through Selenium – Software Testing Help

Updating TestLink Test Case Execution Status Remotely Through Selenium WebDriver Using TestLink API. In this part, we will learn one advanced and important feature of TestLink i.e. updating test case execution status through Selenium WebDriver code using TestLink API. We will also provide the exact Selenium code that you can use for this API call.

Tips & Tricks for Testing and Managing Web Applications Run by Linux OS – Software Testing Help

Let’s find out how to manage the fastest growing operating system today in the field of web applications testing. The following is applicable if your application is running on servers operated by any of Unix-like distribution.

With social apps, protect users and application first – Search Software Quality

Software development expert Dan Cornell discusses security issues, like third parties and data entering the application, found in social apps. The security of your application and the security and privacy of your application users should be the primary concerns when focusing on the mobile portion of location-aware and social apps.

A software test results template improves test reporting where needed – Search Software Quality

Do you think test reporting in software testing has to be done with a written document at the end of the project or how could you report the test results? What's your opinion on this? You don't always need test reports in software testing, but when you do, they're crucial. Matt Heusser has a template for software test results.

uTester Shares Software Testing World Cup Experience, Offers Advice – uTest

Marek (Mark) Langhans is a Gold-rated tester and former Forums Moderator in the uTest Community, and hails from Prague. Mark has tested information systems, web, mobile and desktop applications of domestic financial institutions for a couple of years now. In June, he participated in the Europe Preliminary round of the Software Testing World Cup (STWC), and shares his experience here, along with some advice for future STWC participants.