Blogs

This newsletter headline: - The testing conferences in May. - 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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Google Test Automation Conference Diversity Scholarship – Google Testing Blog

We are committed to increasing diversity at GTAC, and we believe the best way to do that is by making sure we have a diverse set of applicants to speak and attend. As part of that commitment, we are excited to announce that we will be offering travel scholarships this year.Travel scholarships will be available for selected applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups in technology.

National Software Testing Conference, London, UK, May 17-18 2016 – Software Testing Magazine

The National Software Testing Conference is a two-day conference taking place in London and focused on software testing. The speakers are active testing professionals that have and fought their way through literally dozens and dozens of like-minded professionals and come out on top. The conference program delivers up-to-date and cutting-edge content and pragmatic advice to software testing current issues.

Romanian Testing Conference, Cluj Napoca, Romania, May 19-20 2016 – Software Testing Magazine

The Romanian Testing Conference is a two-day conference focused on software testing. It provides a rich content program in a comfortable and well structured manner delivered by professional speakers in software testing industry.

AIC presents Testwell tools – Professional Tester

AIC, distributor of Verifysoft in Japan, will present Testwell tools at Embedded Technology 2016 from 16th to 18th november in Yokohama (Japan).

Perfecto Mobile Expands Continuous Quality Lab – Software Testing Magazine

Perfecto Mobile has announced the next version of its cloud-based Continuous Quality Lab (CQL) that expands test coverage from mobile web and apps to include web browsers on desktops. The enhancement provides enterprises with the most complete quality lab, allowing Dev teams to execute and analyze manual, automated and performance tests for digital channels side-by-side, on desktop browsers and real mobile devices under real end-user conditions. With this expansion, users can apply a single quality strategy to deliver seamless responsive web and omni-channel experiences.

Sauce Labs Integrates With JIRA – Software Development Tools

Sauce Labs has announced a new integration with JIRA allowing development and testing teams to create tickets from within the Sauce Labs service. The integration optimizes development processes for continuous integration (CI) and continuous development (CD) workflows, allowing developers to release better software, faster.

SmartBear Launches RAPID-ML Plugin for Ready! API – Software Testing Magazine

SmartBear Software has launched the RAPID-ML Plugin for Ready! API which allows SmartBear’s Ready! API to test and virtualize API models created by RepreZen API Studio. Developers can import RAPID-ML open format models directly into Ready! API for complete functional testing, load testing, security testing and API virtualization. Developers can also generate an API model in RAPID-ML from any REST API already described in Ready! API for subsequent editing, documentation, visualization and code generation in RepreZen API Studio.


Testing Best Practices

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Planning for Mobile Testing Challenges – Software Testing Magazine

When you develop applications, it is hard to ignore mobile devices. Testing mobile applications provides however some additional challenges than don’t exist for desktop or web applications. In this article, Kostyantyn Kharchenko explains some of the specific challenges that you should include in your mobile testing plans.

The importance of database unit test automation – Test Project

Whether you’re developing a new application or adding features to an existing system, writing unit test automation for relational database objects can upgrade your code quality dramatically. It might significantly reduce the amount of critical bugs, and provide the software developers with an early indication of issues that might raise and make their software behave not as expected.

Tips to Apply Root Cause Analysis for Software Quality – Software Testing Magazine

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is an approach used in software quality to identify the root causes of bugs or issues and address them instead of treating the symptoms. In this article, Mush Honda explains that RCA can be applied to end user feedback as well as software defects during software testing and provides some tips on how to apply RCA.

Intellectual activity in bug search and reporting – uTest

Before logging an issue, you need to ask yourself: What the problem really is about? What is going to happen if I do this and that? Is this happening because I did this or that? What is the best way to describe it? What else should I check to understand the issue in its entirety? That's just a part of exemplary questions a tester asks himself, often in exploratory testing.

Is It Worth Getting a QA Software Testing Certification? – Software Testing Help

All software testers consider the question “Is a QA Certification worth it?” at least once in their career. For both newcomers and experienced QAs, the idea of certification is both exciting and tiresome. This article is an effort to summarize my research and thought process behind getting QA Software testing certification. I hope this will help those who are facing the same dilemma.

Android log capture with Android Studio – uTest

Android provides a mechanism for collecting and viewing system debug output in what is known as LogCat. The facility for applications to access this information has been removed since the Jellybean version of Android meaning that information from LogCat now has to be done manually. Here we will explain how to capture this log with Android Studio.

All In One Guide On Defect Density – Software Testing Help

Test Metrics are tricky. They are the only way to measure, yet the variety is overwhelming. You could be collecting something that isn’t giving you the analytics you want. The safest way here is to walk on the well-beaten path. Almost every team in the world relies on defect Density to understand defect trends.