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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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TestRail 5.0 Provides Full JIRA Integration – Software Testing Magazine

Gurock has announced the version 5.0 of its TestRail test management tool. This release provides a new JIRA integration with full JIRA Server and JIRA Cloud add-ons to directly view and track linked TestRail test results, test cases and reports inside JIRA.

GenRocket Express Makes Test Data Generation Easier – Software Testing Magazine

GenRocket test data generation software product line is expanding to include a version of GenRocket Express that is fast, easy and free. Now software developers and QA engineers can generate up to 5,000 rows of test data in XML, CSV, JSON or SQL formats for their software testing applications,for free.

 

Testing Best Practices

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Is QA Dead? – thoughtworks.com

Test automation is not a new practice. Most software teams are trying to automate testing in some way or another, especially as a replacement for long, manual regression testing cycles. If you’re a QA, you’ve probably wondered what this means for your job. In the world of ‘automate everything’ – where do you fit in? Is the role of the Quality Assurance (QA) dead?

How to Dramatically Reduce the Number of Test Cases Combinations Using Pairwise Testing – Software Testing Help

Smart testing is the need of the hour. 90% of the times system testing team has to work with tight schedules. So test design techniques should be very effective for maximum test coverage and high defect yield rate.

How to Test Web Application Security Using Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS) – Hands on Review – Software Testing Help

From this article, we are going to review a tool for security audit of web applications and websites – Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS).Acunetix WVS is the tool of choice for SQL Injection testing, Cross-site scripting (XSS) and OWASP top 10 other vulnerabilities.

How to Handle Windows Pop-up Using AutoIt and Selenium Automation Testing – Software Testing Help

We can use AutoIt to automate anything in a Windows Operating System environment. It is a script that is written in BASIC language and can handle any type of window pop-ups which we encounter while doing automation testing. It can kindle various things such as combinations of keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation.

Supplemental Testing Tools that You can’t Live without – QualiTest

Take your testing capabilities to the next level with these tools that you may be overlooking.

How to Write Test Documents – QualiTest

When beginning a Software Testing project, several documents must be prepared as part of the process. These documents include a Test Plan, Test Scenarios and Test Cases.It can be difficult to start these documents from scratch each time that you begin a new software testing project. Knowing where to begin is one of the greatest challenges in writing these plans. Using a template that has a detailed outline of required information can assist in this process.

Why Performance Testing your application is Required for Efficient UP and OUT Scalability – uTest

The cloud tries to meet applications’ scalability needs by using the UP and OUT approach – more powerful VM’s and redundancy. This on demand elasticity masks root causes which limit scalability while at the same time increasing your OPEX and adding more points of failure to your deployment.

Deploy Automated Testing to Create Better Software – StickyMinds.com

Receiving feedback on your testing results should yield dividends in quality. And the sooner you get that feedback, the quicker you can start seeing improved and consistent quality and faster time to market. So the question becomes, why wait to jump on the automated testing bandwagon?

The Beginner’s Guide to ERP Testing (SAP Testing) – Part 1 – Software Testing Help

Let us explore an interesting and challenging topic “How to Test ERP Software”. We’ll learn the challenges involved in ERP testing (e.g SAP Testing) , guidelines and road-map for a successful ERP testing.

How to Prepare Test Plan and Write Test Cases for ERP Application – ERP Testing Part-2 – Software Testing Help

In this article, let’s get into more practical details on ERP (SAP) Testing like preparing the quality assurance plan, test plan, test suite, test cases and test execution strategy.

Software Testing Mind Maps – Software Testing Magazine

TestInsane Technologies has created a repository of software testing mind maps. A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. It is often created around a single concept to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those.

The Primacy of Testability – Software Testing Magazine

An important responsibility for many software architects is fostering and defending non-functional software qualities. These qualities are numerous, and they can interact in complex ways, so techniques for keeping abreast of them are vital for gauging the health of an architecture.