This newsletter headline: - 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


User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing (UCAAT), Budapest, Hungary, October 26-28 2016 – Software Testing Magazine

The international ETSI User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing (UCAAT) is a software testing conference dedicated to advanced test automation. Jointly organized by ETSI Technical Committee “Methods for Testing and Specification” (TC MTS) and QualityMinds, a software testing company, the conference introduces the latest innovations made in test automation.

Test Management Forum, London, UK, October 26 2016 – Software Testing Magazine

The Test Management Forum is a one-day conference on software testing taking place in London. This afternoon event proposes several talks that explore all the aspect of software testing from Agile approaches to DevOps.

TestExpo, London, UK, October 12 2016 – Software Testing Magazine

TestExpo is a one-day conference structured around a series of software testing themes that takes place in London. TestExpo focuses on the ambitions, plans and goals of the software testing community in the UK for learning and improving software testing practices.

Verifysoft presents next free Webinar about Code Coverage – Professional Tester

The webinar will give you information about diverse Safety Standards and explain about measuring Code Coverage on embedded targets. Specialists from Verifysoft will demonstrate how to face up to the challenges of ensuring Code Coverage and what are the requirements of the safety standards.

IDERA Releases Rapid Database Extractor Free Tool – Software Development Tools

IDERA, a provider of database lifecycle management solutions, has announced its latest free tool, Rapid Database Extractor. This tool provides database professionals quick visibility into SQL Server and Oracle databases from a single user interface to simplify navigating and manipulating database content. 

Azul Systems Announces Zulu OpenJDK Support for Windows Server 2016 – Software Development Tools

Azul Systems has announced that Zulu Enterprise support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 will be available when the new Microsoft operating system ships in October, 2016. Zulu Enterprise builds of OpenJDK enable Microsoft customers and partners to build and support Java-based applications using a 100% open source Java platform in cloud or on-premises deployments, with commercial support offerings available.

QASymphony Launches qTest Insights 2.0 – Software Testing Magazine

QASymphony, a vendor of agile test management solutions for the enterprise, has announced the general market availability of qTest Insights 2.0, a first-of-its-kind, self-service business intelligence and analytics tool designed to improve software quality and testing efficiency.

Mockito 2 Released – Software Testing Magazine

Mockito, the open source mocking framework for unit tests written in Java, has finally released its version 2, labelled 2.1.0. Mockito continually delivers every merged pull request that passes our rigorous unit and integration tests automatically generates documentation, release notes and artifacts in Maven Central. 

Big Data Applications Now ODPi Interoperable – Software Development Tools

ODPi, a nonprofit organization accelerating the open ecosystem of big data solutions, today announced that solution and application providers DataTorrent, IBM, Pivotal, SAS, Syncsort, WANdisco, and Xavient have committed to the ODPi Interoperable Compliance Program. This makes it easier for enterprises to choose and adopt big data technologies and ensures these applications are interoperable across a wider range of commercial Apache Hadoop Platforms.

Testing Best Practices


5 Reasons to Perform End-to-End Testing – Testing Whiz

In today’s time, modern applications are integrated and interconnected with multiple systems within and outside of the enterprise environment. This makes the entire workflow of the application complicated. Testing and diagnosing errors in these complex applications and their integrations can be challenging by just examining the functional flow. Thus, the solution to ensuring the complete health of an application from all perspective lies in end-to-end testing.

A Quick 10-Step Guide for Web testing – Admini Track

The following 10 steps cover the most critical items that I have found important in making sure a web application is ready to be deployed. Depending on size, complexity, and corporate policies, modify the following steps to meet your specific testing needs.

5 Major Problems with Large QA Testing Teams and How to Handle Them – Software Testing Help

When you are a large testing team, you have an equally large product to test and equally complex challenges to deal with. What then becomes difficult is maintaining the quality standards, knowledge sharing and decentralizing the expertise.This article explains this problem in-depth and possible solutions too. 

Agile Retrospective Meetings– Software Testing Help

Agile Software development is  a set of methods and practices that are based on the Agile Manifesto. Agile methodology emphasizes team collaboration and frequent delivery of a product. In this article, we will talk more about retrospective meetings, their purpose and some fun ways to conduct these meetings.