Blogs

This newsletter headline: - The testing conferences in April and 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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IQNITE Europe, Düsseldorf, Germany, April 26-28 2016 – Software Testing Magazine

IQNITE Europe is a three-day conference taking place in Düsseldorf (Germany) and focusing on all the aspects of software testing and software quality. All the presentations are in German.

The Premier Event for Software Testing, Orlando, FL, May 1–6, 2016 – Star East

STAREAST is one of the longest-running, and most respected conferences on software testing and quality assurance. The event week features over 100 learning and networking opportunities and covers a wide variety of some of the most in-demand topics.

BDDfire 2.0 Released – Software Testing Magazine

BDDfire in an open source tools that allows to setup Ruby Cucumber framework within a minute with all related toolkit. It became very popular as it gives us ability to setup Ruby-Cucumber framework without wasting time while setting up test framework for new projects. 

Released TestingWhiz Version 5.0 – Testing Whiz

TestingWhiz 5.0 also features several enhancements in the reporting structure as well as the look and feel of the tool. Further, there are also some additions in the test commands that will ease test automation efforts of users. 

Introduction to Docker Selenium – Software Testing Magazine

This talk/demo/case study will show you how you can use docker-selenium project to build several pipelines starting from running on your local dev box to public cloud for quick tests and finally to a stable private cloud for your team.


Testing Best Practices

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Android Debug Bridge (ADB) for testers – uTest

Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a command line tool that lets you communicate with connected Android device. Follow the instructions on developer.android.com to install SDK and tools. Be sure you are installed Android SDK Platform-tools via Android SDK Manager.

Benefits and Step by Step Guide to Integrate JIRA with qTest – Software Testing Help

The integration of JIRA with qTest is to gain the benefits of test management linked to requirements management. Tool collaboration is a trend that QA and development teams are most thankful for (at least I hope they are) and integrations for JIRA test management, specifically qTest, is a definite benchmark.

5 Key Patterns for Test Automation – Software Testing Magazine

Writing maintainable test automation code is as important as being able to design good customer-facing systems, yet very few teams do it well. If you think that your test automation often costs too much, takes too long and does not give you the return on investment you expected, this is a talk for you. Learn five key design patterns that will make the pain go away and allow you to get the most out of your automated tests.

Did I Remember To – Microsoft

This article provided a great check-list of web testing that you should not forget in every test cycle. This list includes various aspect of web testing such as accessibility, alerts, anti-virus, application interoperability, boundary cases, CPU, dialogs, file names, hardware, international sufficiency, localization, menus and command bars, and so on.

The Tester and The Agile Manifesto – uTest

The Agile Manifesto is generally forgotten about in discussions of adopting Agile. But it is the key component in a successful adoption. Because your company can adopt a daily standup, a demo, user stories and all the other accoutrements, but if the philosophy is not part of the process, you are just doing mini-waterfall. If you do not accept this philosophy as part of your skill set, then your contribution as a tester will fall far short of your potential.