This newsletter headline: - The testing conferences in January 2017. - 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


European Testing Conference, Helsinki, Finland, February 8-10 2017 – Software Testing Magazine

The European Testing Conference is a two-day event that explores advanced new methods into making software more effective. The 2017 event will take place in Helsinki, Finland.

Mobile Automation Tools – uTest

There is lot of mobile native app automation tools and documents available in market. Please find in this article tools, supported platforms and its documentation.

Appium Tutorial – How to Perform Automation Testing of Android Apps on an iOS System – Software Testing Help

Appium is an open source test automation toolused for testing mobile applications. It allows users to test various types of mobile applications (such as Native, Hybrid and Mobile Web) using standard WebDriver library. Using Appium, you also run automated tests on actual devices like tablets, mobile phones etc.

IBM Delivers DB2 Hybrid Cloud Database – Software Development Tools

IBM has introduced significant advances in its industry leading database software, IBM DB2, helping companies lower their operating costs while bringing together transactions and analytics in the same database to increase the speed of real-time data analysis. The new DB2 will incorporate hybrid transactional analytical processing (HTAP) available for Linux, Unix, Windows, and z/OS in December. 

SmartBear Updates Support for REST API Security Testing – Software Testing Magazine

SmartBear Software has released a major update to its API readiness platform, Ready! API, focusing on the security of APIs. SmartBear’s Ready! API is a unified set of graphical and code-based testing tools that includes Secure Pro for dynamic API security testing, SoapUI NG Pro for functional testing, LoadUI NG Pro for load testing, ServiceV Pro for API service virtualization and TestServer for Continuous Integration environments.

Ansible 2.2 Delivers New Automation for Containers and Cloud Services – Software Development Tools

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Ansible 2.2, the latest version of the leading simple, powerful, and agentless open source IT automation framework. Ansible 2.2 brings performance enhancements, expanded container and Windows automation capabilities, and several new modules, including those for networking, cloud provider platforms, and expanded vault support. 

Testing Best Practices


Gaining Experience with Open Source Projects – uTest

Open Source is a software in which the source code is freely available and is generally permitted for modification and redistribution. These are, in many cases community projects in which anyone can volunteer some of their time to help with development and testing (as well as documentation writing, art etc.).

Where to Start with Test Automation for an Existing Website? – Testing Excellence

In reality, there are numerous existing website which have been functioning for years, however, no automation was developed. In order to build an automation regression package for such website effectively, several aspects and scenarios were bring to discussion in this article.

9 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Writing Skills as a Software Tester – Software Testing Help

In this article, we will continue the same series of thoughts where I will try to share my views on written communication and few tips to improve it from a QA professional perspective.

Testing IoT Devices: Key Areas – Testing Excellence

Your car, your fridge, your thermostat might share one thing in common: an Internet connection. This new phenomenon is called the Internet of Things or IoT. All these connected hardware are also driven by software that should be subjected to software testing. In this article, Pavel Novik discusses the main challenges of testing IoT devices.

Remote debugging on Adroid devices – uTest

Check out this article for detailed instruction on remote debug live content on an Android device from your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.