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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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uTest Announces Collaboration With expo:QA, Conference Discount – uTest

uTest is happy to announce its collaboration with expo:QA 2015, the meeting point for software testing and quality professionals in Spain and Europe. The 2015 edition of the conference will be held June 8-11, 2015, in Madrid, Spain. expo:QA has successfully consolidated itself as the biggest and most prestigious event in southern Europe dedicated to this field.

Load Impact 3.0 Released – Software Testing Magazine

This version features a completely redesigned UI as well as lots of cool features that are already implemented in the backend, which we will be rolling out steadily over the course of the next few weeks. Load Impact 3.0 is ready for teams embracing DevOps and continuous delivery, but we know there is much more to do.

RT-RK adopts QA•C for automotive software defect detection Professional Tester

The use of QA•C has been imposed by TTTech, the technology leader in robust networked safety controls for automotive, aerospace and other safety related markets. TTTech is based in Vienna, Austria, and uses RT-RK as NSDC (Near Shore Development Center), providing a vital link in their development process, which generates the highest quality code for safety-critical systems.

Top 8 Open Source Bug Tracking Tools – Testing Excellence

A bug tracking system or defect tracking system is a software application that keeps track of reported software bugs in software development projects. It may be regarded as a type of issue tracking system. Below is a list of Open source Bug Tracking Systems.

 

Testing Best Practices

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Using Games to Make You a Better Tester – StickyMinds.com

Games are useful for so much more than having fun. Types of games focused on testing skills are generally called tester games, and they can show you how the other members of your team think, make you think about how you think, and even help you change the way you approach testing.

How to Figure Out What QA Job Best Suits You Based on Your Skills? – Software Testing Help

This topic gives you a “Skills- QA position” checklist that you could use to see what the skills you have and what you want to work on to qualify for the most popular QA positions

Can You Really Automate a User Journey? – Testing Excellence

Automating user journeys is an important activity during the development of a system because as the system evolves, we need to ensure that core business functionality is not broken as changes to the system is made. It is no surprise then that many companies have a large set of automated user journeys at the layer that the customer interacts with the system.

Why Risk Based Testing is Important in Agile Projects – Testing Excellence

In this article, Dave Higgins explains why short SDLCs in agile software development require a risk based testing from QA – and why it’s nothing to be scared of.

Top 10 Books Every Agile Tester Should Read – Testing Excellence

What books should Agile Testers read? Here, we have compiled a list of the top 10 books that every agile tester should read in order to understand the agile workflow and methodologies and succeed in their roles as agile testers. Please note, the list is not in any particular order.

Unit Testing Costs and Benefits – Software Testing Magazine

Steven Sanderson gives two reasons for writing his post: the need to understand the reasons that make unit testing worthwhile and the fact that we don’t achieve 100% unit test coverage is not necessarily a bad thing. According to him, there are also two basic reasons to write unit tests.

Test Automation Doesn’t Mean You Need Less Testers – Software Testing Magazine

It’s commonly said that Test Automation means you need less testers on the team, it speeds up the testing process and allows more time for Exploratory Testing. In this talk Richard shares his critique of these common outcomes by calling upon his experiences of working in and managing teams where Automation has played a crucial part in the testing approach and has been used to great effect; but hasn’t resulted in the above outcomes.