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Industry News


Inflectra, xLM Partner to Deliver “continuously” validated SpiraTeam Apps – Software Development Tools

xLM, LLC, the first managed service provider for delivering continuously validated cloud apps, today announced a partnership with Inflectra, a provider of software development and testing tools. This partnership combines Inflectra’s ALM Apps with xLM’s Continuous Validation service that enables delivery of “validated” apps.

ServiceV Pro 2.0 Released – Software Testing Magazine

SmartBear Software has announced ServiceV Pro 2.0, the latest version of the popular service virtualization product. The new version of ServiceV Pro introduces Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Virtualization to speed development and testing by reducing dependencies on relational databases that are often unavailable, hard to reach or belong to a third party.

Sencha Announces ExtReact – Software Development Tools

Sencha has announced ExtReact, designed to enable React developers to add beautiful and powerful UI components to their applications with efficiency and ease.

SAP Solution Manager benefits accelerated with new Worksoft Analyse features – Professional Tester

Worksoft®, an SAP partner and leading global provider of automation software for high-velocity business process discovery and testing, has announced new automated business blueprint generation capabilities to help business users accelerate the benefits of SAP® Solution Manager. Worksoft helps customers use business process change analyzer (BPCA), an analysis application within SAP Solution Manager, to improve resource planning, optimise test plans and implement changes faster.

Infiswift Launches IoT-Optimized Platform – Software Development Tools

Infiswift, an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform vendor, announces the availability of its most advanced platform yet to power industrial grade IoT solutions that need near real-time performance at scale. The infiswift IoT platform has implemented several patent-pending technologies that enable best-in-class performance for agriculture and energy customers at scale. 

QASymphony Raises $40M in Series C Funding – Software Testing Magazine

QASymphony, a of software testing solutions, has announced that it has raised $40M in Series C funding, led by New York-based venture capital and private equity firm Insight Venture Partners.

Puppet Announces Availability of Puppet Enterprise 2017.2 – Software Development Tools

Puppet has announced the general availability of Puppet Enterprise 2017.2, and upcoming availability of Puppet 5 Platform, the latest version of Open Source Puppet. Significant updates to Puppet Enterprise 2017.2, now also available in Japanese, empower customers to orchestrate changes and phased deployments across their software with visual workflows, and greater visibility into the software packages running, no matter how they are managed.


Testing Best Practices


Test Automation for Microservices Software Testing Magazine

A microservices architecture is a variant of the service-oriented architecture (SOA) architectural style that structures an application as a collection of loosely coupled services. In her article “Automated Testing Strategy for a Microservices Architecture”, Emily Bache explains how you could transform your test automation approach when you switch from a monolith architecture to a microservices architecture.

Test Data Generation with GEDIS Studio Online Tool (Part-2) – Software Testing Help

According to CA Technologies, recent research indicates that 30%- 40% of the defects in software testing are related to the issues of the test data. It is one of many reasons that encourages QA industry to use Test Data Generation (TDM) tools.

TDM tools offer the open-handed facility of having system generated, reliable and secure copies of your dataset only in minutes.

4 Types of Shift Left Testing Software Testing Magazine

Shift Left Testing is the name applied to the Agile concept to shift the software testing activities from the end of the software development life cycle to its beginning, or on the left of life cycle diagrams. In his article “Four Types of Shift Left Testing”, Donald Firesmith of the Software Engineering Institute discusses the importance of shift left testing and defines four different approaches to implement shift left testing.

Who’s Using Your App? Examine Logs for Testing Insight Sticky Minds

When testing an application, have you ever thought to yourself, "I wonder who uses this"? Examining the app's logs can give you some idea. Logs are helpful for testers because they provide real feedback and insight into an application as it’s being used, as well as information that describes or can even help solve bugs. Here's how to use them to inform your testing.

Testing in Arquillian with Docker ContainersSoftware Testing Magazine

Arquillian is an open source testing platform for the JVM that enables to easily create automated integration, functional and acceptance tests for Java middleware. In this article, Alex Soto presents three options to use Arquillian Cube to manager Docker containers from Arquillian.