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Industry News


DBmaestro Now Provides Database DevSecOps – Software Development Tools

DBmaestro, the pioneer and leading DevOps for database solution provider, today announced new capabilities to enforce DevOps organizational policy, by strictly monitoring and controlling the database environment. The new DevSecOps component, Policy Control Manager, eliminates the risk of exposing the database to critical errors which can lead to downtime and the loss of data.

Inflectra Updates Plugin for Test Management with Jira – Software Testing Magazine

Inflectra has announced the latest version of its plugin for SpiraTest that provides powerful test case management fully integrated with Atlassian Jira. This powerful data-synchronization platform lets you integrate SpiraTest cloud hosted with Jira On-Demand as well as Jira Server providing seamless visibility across the software development and testing lifecycle.

New Release of Komodo IDE Integrates with Slack, Supports Yarn, and Offers Improved Unit Testing – Software Development Tools

ActiveState, the open source languages company, announced today the release of Komodo IDE 10.2. In this newest release, Komodo IDE now integrates with Slack, the leading team communication tool, and also adds support for Yarn, a new package manager for Node.js. Komodo 10.2 also provides improved unit testing, as well as additional language support for Python, Perl, Go, PHP, Node.js and Ruby. 

Commercial and Open Source JMeter Plugins – Software Testing Magazine

The Apache JMeter is an open source load testing tool developed by the Apache Foundation that can be used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources. It can be used to simulate a heavy load on a server and also some functional testing. JMeter has an open architecture that can be extended with plugins.

MetaEdit+ 5.5 Brings Models to GitHub – Software Development Tools

The new MetaEdit+ 5.5 brings collaboratively created models to GitHub and other version control systems. Modeling and version control both play key roles in industrial-scale software development. However, most modeling tools and version control systems fail to work well together. Anyone who has tried merging model files knows it is a nightmare. Others curse the modeling tools that lock them out while another user edits a set of diagrams.

Testing Best Practices


Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile: A Detailed Comparison to Find DifferencesSoftware Testing Help

Do you want to complete your projects efficiently, in time? Are you stuck in a complex project? Circling around in a fast paced and ever changing environment? Did someone tell you to follow an agile methodology to end all these hiccups?

When it comes to an agile methodology, different people have different sets of opinions. Some say, Kanban; some say, Scrum. There you go! Another confusion.

Well, this post is to eliminate the confusion.

We are going to talk about Kanban and Scrum in this topic. We will see what the Kanban framework is, what is scrum and how they are so different from each other.

Focus Your Testing by Understanding How Customers Use Your ProductSticky Minds

If you're uncertain about where to focus your testing or what kind of testing you should be doing, look at what your users are telling you. Understanding the analytics of how your customers use your application can help you improve your test efforts. This article explores instances of how this data can inform user interface automation, compatibility testing, and web services tests.

7 Ways to Kick Start Your Manual Testing CareerSoftware Testing Help

This article is about the preparation and possible ways to get into a software testing job/career was written by STH team member of Mahesh C. He is currently working as Senior Quality Assurance Manager having experience of leading testing front for multiple complex products and components.

TEMPLATE: Create a Comprehensive Test StrategySticky Minds

Developing a coherent test strategy for a new software product or for major changes to an existing product can be challenging. This is especially true for the new test engineer for whom this template was developed. This template is a basic guide to help the user through the discovery thought processes necessary to create a sound test strategy for a project.

7-Step Practical Implementation of Manual Testing Before Production ReleaseSoftware Testing Help

This article isabout the practical implementation of Manual Testing, how to get more familiar with it and how to actually start a career in it?