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



TestWorks Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 2 2015 – Software Testing Magazine

TestWorks Conference is a one-day conference focused on software testing and more specifically test automation open source tools, that takes place in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Workshops and interactive sessions are provided by professionals in the software testing community.

Software Test Professionals Fall, Boston USA, October 8-5 2015 – Software Testing Magazine

The Software Test Professionals Conference Fall edition is a software testing event that will give you the opportunity to improve your software testing technique; find the latest tools; discover emerging trends; develop new or improve existing processes; network and gather with other high-level professionals.

Targeting Quality Conference, Kitchener, Canada, October 8-9 2015 – 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.

Gurock releases TestRail 5.0 with full JIRA test management integration Professional Tester

Gurock today announced the release of TestRail 5.0, a new version of their web-based test management tool. The new version introduces an all-new JIRA integration for both JIRA Cloud and JIRA Server to directly view and track linked TestRail test results, test cases and reports inside JIRA. TestRail 5.0 also introduces new live defect reports, external requirement lookup, new Confluence and intranet integrations, test result context tabs and much more.

Sauce Labs Expands Mobile Test Automation Cloud with the Addition of Real Devices Professional Tester

Sauce Labs, Inc. announced the addition of real devices to its market-leading automated test offering. The release greatly expands the capabilities of Sauce Labs’ instantly available mobile test cloud by allowing customers to test their mobile apps across the full spectrum of simulators, emulators, and real devices, using one platform, as part of their DevOps workflow.

Ascert Releases VersaTest Automator v1.10 – Software Testing Magazine

Ascert has announced the release of VersaTest Automator version 1.10. This release of VersaTest has features that help streamline the implementation of performance tests spread across multiple virtual, physical or cloud based systems using a model for zero-install deployment of driver nodes. VersaTest drivers can now easily be configured to split their resources both processing and data, across multiple systems.

Gallop Unveils Automated Tool for UFT to LeanFT Migration –

Gallop Solutions announced the launch of world’s first automated migration solution, QuickLean, for migrating test assets from HP UFT to LeanFT. As HP announced LeanFT, the latest and advanced lightweight functional test automation solution to aid organization’s Agile and DevOps journey, QuickLean ensures a seamless and smooth migration of test assets from any version of QTP/UFT to LeanFT.

Rainforest QA Launches Rainforest Enterprise –

Rainforest QA, the only continuous QA platform, has announced the launch of Rainforest Enterprise, designed to give developers and teams limitless testing ability. Rainforest's on-demand API delivers cross-browser test results within 30 minutes, allowing teams following Agile or Continuous Integration(CI)/Continuous Delivery (CD) methodologies to move fast and build great products.


Testing Best Practices



Selenium: Lord of the Automation Tools? – QualiTest

When migrating to automation testing, you have to select the right tool based on the methodologies and additional support that will be required to successfully get your product tested. More and more, we are seeing our clients migrate to Selenium as their tool of choice.

Step by Step Guide to Implement Proof of Concept (POC) in Automation Testing – Software Testing Help

Every organization has different testing processes and procedures. Manual Testing is important and irreplaceable- however automation is picking speed.

The Simple Guide to Localization and Internationalization Testing – Software Testing Help

Testing Localization and Internalization is a challenge and a thorough understanding of its development concepts is important to test it efficiently. Also writing and maintaining automation test scripts for internationalized software is not tedious as the script written to automate testing of the base version of the application can be used to test any supported language.

Best Practices for Continuous Testing in Agile – Testing Excellence

In Agile, where we frequently release software to production, we need to ensure that software is of high quality throughout the development. We need to test early and we need to test often. We need to make sure that we get correct requirements to begin with and to ensure that we test throughout development and not leave testing just before release.

There is NO QA Team in Agile – Testing Excellence

The QA function is not directly affiliated to any of the agile teams but act as SMEs across different teams and are responsible for advocating best practices to make quality software.

Crowdtesting: A Personal Account –

When you have a project with a lot of moving parts but not a lot of time, crowdsourced testing may be the way to go. But how do you manage many people in varied locations when you haven't even met them? Yaron Kottler gives his account of finding and leading eighty testers for an international campaign—the challenges and his solutions.

5 Ways Testers Can Mitigate Practical Risks in an Agile Team –

Testers who analyze quality in every aspect of the team’s deliverables also have a responsibility to mitigate risks and practical issues that are bound to come up, and help the team succeed in their product as well as at being agile. Here are five such issues that testers can help the team alleviate or avoid.

The Survival Guide for Testers and Test Managers: An Interview with Bart Knaack –

In this interview, Bart Knaack, a test advisor at Professional Testing, discusses his upcoming keynote, titled "The Survival Guide for Testers and Test Managers." He explains what has changed in the testing field, the impact of agile, and the responsibility of quality.

How Testing Adds Value in an Agile Context – Software Testing Magazine

At a first glance you might relate software testing in an Agile context to abbreviations like TDD, BDD, ATDD. Though these are often valuable practices they are closer related to checking of the software. The point is to run them often and to help developer to know when to stop coding.

Open Source Database Testing Tools – Software Testing Magazine

Database testing is one of the areas that might have the smaller number of open source tools. The programming languages have many xUnit tools and mocking frameworks, but this is not the case for databases. This article provides a list of open source tools that can be used to perform unit, load and security testing on several relational and NoSQL databases.