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



STARWEST, Anaheim, USA, October 12-17 2014 –

STARWEST is a six-day software event and conference that features pre-conference training, in-depth half- and full-day tutorials and conference sessions covering major software testing issues and solutions.

Get $300 Off Your STPCon Registration with uTest Discount Code – uTest

STPCon is the leading conference on software testing and covers test leadership, management and strategy. Attendees can hear industry experts like Mark Tomlinson, Alessandra Moreira, and Mile Lyles share their knowledge and experience. Featured sessions include “In the Cloud and On the Ground: Real-World Performance Testing Stories” and “Tips for Painless API Testing.”

CSC Launches Software Testing as a Service Platform – Software Testing Magazine

CSC has announced that it is leveraging HP technology to deliver a comprehensive Testing as a Service (TaaS) platform. The platform provides HP’s market-leading quality management and testing software on a “pay-as-you-go,” on-demand consumption basis.

30+ Most Popular Web Application Testing Tools – Software Testing Help

In this tutorial we have tried to list almost all popular web application testing tools which are useful to find issues present in any web application.


Testing Best Practices



6 Ways to Speed Up Your Tests –

When you’re driven by the enthusiasm of having a good test coverage for your application, you automate the entire workflow. As a result of this, the test-suite becomes huge and the safety net of these tests become a bottleneck. What starts off as a method to give faster feedback, now becomes a cause for delaying code commits. This is a common challenge faced by most teams. We faced a similar situation, but we overcame this challenge by taking advantage of the automated test suite.

Important Software Test Metrics and Measurements – Explained with Examples and Graphs – Software Testing Help

The metrics provided in this article are majorly used for generating the daily/weekly status report with accurate data during test case development/execution phase & this is also useful for tracking the project status & Quality of the software.

Five ways to make testing more positive – The Tao of Testing

Software testing is an activity that is not always well considered in the software development community. When companies use a “silo” organization, the relationships between developers and testers are often tense. Developers complain that testers are not understanding the system and testers complain that developers write poor quality code. In this blog post, Emma Armstrong give some hints to help the software tester engineer to portray his role in a positive way.

Getting Better at Performance Testing: Beyond Tools –

Based on lessons learned over years of performance testing, Jun Zhuang came up with a list of suggestions that might help individuals or teams who are new to the craft. This article delves into why you should always start from the simple; be a meticulous and active observer; and be diligent and prepared.

Guidelines for Structuring Automated Tests –

In every project, these questions come up - what kind of automated tests should we write? What is the right level of testing? How much of test coverage is “good enough”? As mentioned by Martin Fowler, it is very important to have Self Testing Code. I would like to start with guidelines that I’ve found to be useful for planning and building test automation suites

Video Roundup: The Best of the Selenium Conference – uTest

The 2014 edition of the Selenium Conference in Bangalore, India, just wrapped up this weekend, bringing automation fans from around the world together for three days of workshops and networking.