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This newsletter highlights: • 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

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Romania Testing Conference 2015 Call for Papers – Software Testing Magazine

The Romania Testing Conference is a two-day event focused on software testing that will take place in May in Cluj Napoca, Romania.

SmartBear Provides Free Performance Monitoring – Software Testing Magazine

SmartBear Software has announced a free version of AlertSite UXM which emulates a real user to make sure Web-based applications are working properly. Real users do not load the same Web page over and over again, like typical up/down monitors simulate. Real users browse on their computer or mobile device, scroll to view information, add items to shopping carts and type in account numbers and logins.

TestPlant Releases eggPlant Network – Professional Tester

TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced the launch of eggPlant Network. The product allows test and operations teams to emulate network conditions as part of the test and measurement of real user experience for digital services.

Testdroid Integrates with GameBench – softdevtools.com

Bitbar Inc., the creator of Testdroid – the most advanced cloud-based Android and iOS development and testing service for apps and games, announced today its integration with GameBench, the industry’s first usability analysis and one-tap testing tool, for instant performance profiling of mobile games on Testdroid Cloud’s Android devices.

 

Testing Best Practices

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The Software Tester as a Designer – Software Testing Magazine

Software testing is an activity that has often been placed at the end of the software development life cycle, something that you did if there were some time left before the project deadline. In his book ” Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners”, Ilan Goldstein explains that the software testers should be active since the beginning of the project.

No Such Thing As Negative Testing? – Testing Excellence

A manual QA should therefore know exactly where to focus their exploratory testing, the precise moment where they should stray from the happy path, and how far into negative territory they need to wander. It’s just not the negative territory that you think it is.

How Do You Test a Web Page that is Media Rich? – Software Testing Help

These are just few important points to consider while designing test scenarios/ test cases to test media rich pages. I am sure you can come up with lots of your own scenarios from these hints. Also we have not listed ideas for mobile, performance, load, security testing techniques.

Q&A: ‘Let’s Test’ Leader Talks Global Reach of Context-Driven Testing – uTest

Johan Jonasson is one of the organizers of Let’s Test conferences, which celebrate the context-driven school ofthought. In addition to co-founding testing consulting firm House of Test, Johan is a contributing delegate at the SWET peer conferences, and has spoke at several national & international software testing conferences. He is also an active member of the Association for Software Testing (AST).

Crowdsourced Testing Lets Your Apps “Go Wild” – StickyMinds.com

It simply isn’t feasible to test every possible user scenario with a new app, and the testers who already know how the app should perform can't approach using it the same way as someone unfamiliar with the process. Enter crowdsourced testing, where you gather a customizable pool of people from outside your organization to test your apps for defects and usability.

Being the Devil’s Advocate for Software Quality – StickyMinds.com

What if someone were to say that most of the time, quality does not matter? That you should only aim for the minimal amount of investment in testing to get the product out the door to start making money? Here, Rob Cross takes the “devil’s advocate” position and provides some arguments against striving for quality. How would you refute them?

Test Coverage at Google – Software Testing Magazine

Did you ever wonder how testing at Google looks like? What tools we use to help us out and how do we measure and act on test coverage? We will briefly describe the development process at Google, then focus on use of code coverage measurement and how we use code coverage to improve code quality and engineering productivity.