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



STARWEST 2014 Announced for October in Anaheim – uTest

Software testers from all over the world will be descending upon the home of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and more this Fall — it was just announced that STARWEST (Software Testing Analysis & Review West) 2014 will be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., from October 12-17.

Big Data: How ready is your testing team? – Software Testing News

The Software Testing Network is delighted to announce that its first Executive Debate session will take place on 2nd September 2014 at the Charing Cross Hotel, London.

uTest Non-profit Partner Brings 150 Software Testing Jobs to the Bronx – uTest

IT job training non-profit Per Scholas plans to bring 150 new software testing jobs to the Bronx, New York, this Fall when it opens a large software testing center there.

Net-a-Porter integrates testing & development – Test News Online

Online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter has integrated software testing and development to support agile methodologies. Net-a-Porter has created teams where testers work closely with developers to ensure testing remains integral to the agile methodology. The testers train developers to test the code that is produced, which allows the testing team to work on more complex testing.

Bugcrowd Announces New Flex Bounty™ Security Testing Program – PR Newswire

Bugcrowd, the innovator in crowdsourced security testing, today announced the public availability of the company's Flex Bounty™ security testing program, allowing any company to leverage Bugcrowd's worldwide network of over 9,500 security researchers for customized bug bounty programs. This new approach to bug bounty programs, pioneered by Bugcrowd over the last year in conjunction with forward-thinking technology, e-commerce and financial services companies, has shown significant gains in cost savings and security results over traditional security testing programs.


Testing Best Practices



How to Set Defect Priority and Severity (with Defect Triage Process) – Software Testing Help

In this tutorial you will learn what is Defect Priority, What is Defect Severity, How to set it, and Defect Triage process with many examples to understand the concept clearly.

3 Major Misconceptions that Testers Need to Dismiss – Software Testing Help

Sometimes, for various reasons, there are a lot of expectations that we set for ourselves that aren’t always true. These expectations often lead to a lot of disappointment and distress because none of them are going to be met, as they weren’t valid in the first place. Today we want to list a few of them and also in a way start a forum for discussion on what the rest of us testing professionals think regarding this topic.

Why is SaaS testing harder than traditional testing? – Search Software Quality

Testing is testing, or is it? There are several differences between software as a service (SaaS) testing and testing traditional Web applications.

Four Reasons Pessimists Don’t Make the Best Testers – uTest

Is the glass half empty or half full? Depending on how you answer that question, you may be a pessimist (Although in Boston, it’s just called realism…the Red Sox are 39-50 and aren’t going anywhere!). When it comes to testing, it’s easy to paint pessimism as something that should come naturally to a tester.

Q&A: Context-Driven Testing Champions Talk Trends, Preview Let’s Test Oz – uTest

Henrik Andersson and David Greenlees are two well-known contributors to the context-driven testing community and together co-founded the Let’s Test conferences, which celebrate the context-driven school of thought. Let’s Test Oz is slated for September 15-17 just outside Sydney, Australia, and uTest has secured an exclusive 10% discount off new registrations.In this interview, we talk with Henrik and David on trends in the context-driven community, and get a sense of what testers can expect at Let’s Test Oz.

FAQ: Software testing in the cloud – Search Software Quality

Cloud computing has boomed in recent years, and the world of software development has caught on with the phenomenon. The technology might not be right for every enterprise, but cloud is not just a passing trend. Software testing in the cloud has opened up new opportunities for development and has also presented new challenges.