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



Agile Testing Days, Berlin, Germany, November 10–13 2014 –

The Agile Testing Days is an European four-day conference focused on Agile software testing that takes place in Berlin, Germany. The first day is dedicated to tutorials. All presentations are in English.

CAST Makes Software Measurement Customizable –

CAST announced an update to its Application Intelligence Platform (AIP). AIP 7.3 makes measuring software quality across an organization's application portfolio more automated, informative, and customizable.

Vector Software & Jama Software Connect Testing to Requirements – Software Testing Magazine

Vector Software, a provider of software solutions for robust embedded software quality, announced integration with Jama Software. This collaboration helps engineering and QA professionals boost software quality by using the VectorCAST™ test tool and Jama Test Management to link test cases to requirements, run test plans, and log related defects to ensure complete test coverage.

Free Web Load Testing Services – Software Testing Magazine

The software development trend that shifts the target platform from the desktop to web, cloud and mobile applications has fostered the development of load testing services on the web. It is an obvious option to use web-based load testing tools for applications that can be accessed by web users. This article presents the free offers from commercial web load testing services providers.

Mad Scientists Welcome at the STARWEST 2014 Test Lab – uTest

Testing is dull, boring, and repetitive.Ever heard anyone say that? Well at STARWEST 2014, the theme is Breaking Software (in the spirit of Breaking Bad), and this crowd is anything but dull! Creativity abounds at this conference, from the whimsical (yet impactful) session topics to the geek-chic booth themes (I do so love a good Star Wars parody!) to the on-site Test Lab run by what at first glance appears to be a crew of mad scientists.


Testing Best Practices



6 Common Mistakes When Setting Up a QA Department – Software Testing Magazine

As software development companies grow, it becomes more important to have a formal quality assurance (QA) process. In this article, Veronika Olshevskaya discusses six mistakes that you might do when you setup your QA department and suggests solutions to avoid making them.

The Ins and Outs of Writing an Effective Mobile Bug Report (Part I) – uTest

If you find a bug within a mobile app, you need to report it in order to get it fixed. Filing mobile bug reports requires some additional information that the developers need in order to reproduce and fix the bug. But what is important when filing a mobile bug? What should a bug report look like? Before I answer those two questions, I want to raise another one: “Why even send a bug report?”

The Ins and Outs of Writing an Effective Mobile Bug Report (Part II) – uTest

Be sure to check out Part I above on effective mobile bug reports for further context before continuing on. Here’s the rest of the information you should plan on including in every bug report.

Software Testing Exercises – New Platform to Test Your Testing Skills and Share Practical Ideas – Software Testing Help

STHis announcing the brand new sub-section of STH – Software Testing Exercises. The purpose of this sub-section is to provide readers an opportunity to test their analysis capabilities and thinking power. And this is the first exercise session.

Developing a Team of Testers –

As the leader, your team's development is your responsibility. In order to keep good people, you have to allow them the opportunity to improve themselves. You need to be aware of the different levels of testers there are in the team, the abilities each level of tester has, and what motivates every individual.