Blogs

This newsletter highlights: • The testing conferences in March. • 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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Agile Testing Days, Utrecht, The Netherlands – Software Testing Magazine

The Agile Testing Day Netherlands is a one-day conference for and by international software testing professionals involved in Agile work processes. Talks are in English and in Dutch. Its target audience is test managers, test analysts, team managers, software architects, head of quality assurance, consultants, developers and trainers.

SIGIST Spring Conference, UK – British Computer Society

SIGIST Spring Conference is a one-day conference about software testing organized by the Specialist Group in Software Testing of the British Computer Society (BCS)

Performance Testing Course – Software Testing Magazine

The performance of your application affects your business more than you might think. Top engineering organizations think of performance not as a nice-to-have, but as a crucial feature of their product. Those organizations understand that performance has a direct impact on user experience and, ultimately, their bottom line. Unfortunately, most engineering teams do not regularly test the performance and scalability of their infrastructure.

Guide to Functional Testing – Software Testing Help

Testing and Quality Assurance are the huge part of the SDLC process. As testers, we need to be well aware of all types of testing, even if we’re not directly involved with them on a daily basis. This article comprehensively discusses everything you need to know about functional testing, right from the basics.

Tools for Mobile Apps Testing – Software Testing Magazine

Testing mobile applications requires using many different tools for activities that ranges from testing communication to recording bug. In this article, Dmitry Radchenko lists some of the tools that he uses in his daily mobile apps testing activities.

Testwell CTC++ Code Coverage Analyser – Professional Tester          

The Tool Qualification Kit for Testwell CTC++ allows to qualify the coverage analyzer Testwell CTC++ for critical projects and especially respond to safety standards DO-178C, ISO26262, EN-50128, IEC 61508 and IEC 60880. It helps to certify projects using Testwell CTC++ for test coverage analysis.

Just Say No to More End-to-End Tests – Google Testing Blog

Testers can invest their time in writing many types of automated tests, including unit tests, integration tests, and end-to-end tests, but this strategy invests mostly in end-to-end tests that verify the product or service as a whole. Typically, these tests simulate real user scenarios.

Testing Best Practices

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Is Domain Knowledge Necessary for a Tester – Software Testing Help

The Years of Experience does matter since that becomes a decisive factor for the role, salary etc. However, why do they focus and give so much importance to the domains? Does it mean there is a direct impact on the output if a domain expert is hired in the team? This article will give you a good insight into the importance of domain knowledge.

Implement Proof of Concept (POC) in Automation Testing – Software Testing Help

It is always a challenge to introduce Automation Testing to an organization. This article will show you step by step to determine if automation testing is necessary, choose the efficient automation tool and implement POC effectively.

Clients can not reproduce your issues? – uTest

Over the course of just a few days to months of use, your PC accumulates lots of test programs, plugins and configuration changes.  After a while you may come up with an issue, report it with lots of evidence but the client and others just can't reproduce it.  Every computer has a personality and is unique, but it is your responsibility to keep your machine and major programs running as original/default as you can for testing.

How To Setup a QA Function From Scratch For Agile Startups – Testing Excellence

A startup company has a new idea and hires a number of developers to build a working model of the idea. For a while, testing is done by whoever is available in the company, and it is largely ad-hoc with no proper processes to follow. Then there comes a point when the startup company decides to hire their first senior QA person to start implementing a new QA process for the development team.