Blogs

This newsletter headline: - The testing conferences in September and 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

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Targeting Quality Conference, Kitchener, Canada, September 26-27 2016 – Software Testing Magazine

The Targeting Quality Conference is a two-day event taking place in Canada and located in Waterloo, Ontario. It includes presentations on the first day and full-day workshops on the second. This event discusses new developments in the areas of software testing such as mobile, automation, agile, skills and leadership.

QA&TEST, Bilbao, Spain, October 19-21 2016 – Software Testing Magazine

QA&TEST is a three-day international conference on software quality assurance and software testing on embedded software and systems that takes place every year in Bilbao, Spain.

Infostretch Adds New Open Source Test Automation Framework to QMetry Suite – Software Development Tools

Infostretch has announced release of the QMetry Automation Framework, an open source testing automation framework available on GitHub. This is the first framework that unifies test automation across web, mobile and web services while enabling testing of multiple devices in the cloud.

KMS Technology Releases Katalon Studio Free Test Automation Toolset – Software Development Tools

IT services provider KMS Technology today announced the release of Katalon Studio, a powerful automation toolset for web and mobile app testing. Katalon Studio revolutionizes the way software testers use Selenium and Appium with a complete test automation framework that allows testers to quickly setup, create, run, report, and maintain their automated tests. Katalon Studio is available to testers at no cost.

Quali Announces Jenkins Pipeline Plugin – Software Development Tools

Quali's Jenkins Plugin allows DevOps teams to control CloudShell Sandboxes directly from Jenkins' pipeline. It associates Jenkins jobs with Quali Sandboxes, giving them the power to run jobs on full-stack, sandbox environments rather than just simple nodes. The Jenkins plugin is open-sourced and is immediately available on Quali's Developer Community.

WAPT Pro 4.3 Load Testing Tool Released – Software Testing Magazine

SoftLogica has announced the release of WAPT Pro 4.3, a new version of their performance testing tool to test any web site, including business applications, mobile sites, and web portals, against a load. The newly released version comes with test load management in real time, extended logging options and SNMPv2c support.

Testing Best Practices

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Why Building Record/Playback Testing Tools Is Hard – Software Testing Magazine

This talk depicts the challenges that Test Automation Developers face and compares the different record/playback tools and explains where they excel, and where we must resort to traditional solutions, e.g. generic programming languages and the Page Object design.

To-do List: When a test fails or bug occurs – uTest

This is a quick to-do list which helps me as a tester efficiently report bugs found in desktop applications. When you faced the bug or your auto test failed - you need to RIM: reproduce it, then isolate it and finally minimize it.

Correcting Load Testing Errors – Software Testing Magazine

You might think that performing load testing is very simple: you create a script and run it against the application. This is however not always the case, as the software under test might generate unique values for each transactions with the web clients. In their two parts articles, Vadim and Max Kleyzit explain how to detect and correct correlations the errors in your load testing scripts.

6 Most Important Steps to Make Your Test Reports Even Better – Software Testing Help

A test report should not be a document that is too lengthy, includes every piece of info and whose format is set in stone. Because the testing report is always going to change as per the latest implementations, modifications and requirements. While writing a testing report, identify the readers, their needs and keep updating until you reach a workable solution.