This newsletter headline: - The testing conferences in January 2017. - 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


Test Academy, Barcelona, Spain, January 25 2017 – Software Testing Magazine

The Test Academy is a one-day software testing conference that takes place in Barcelona. It consists of a full day of master classes, each an hour and a half long, given by both national and international software testing experts.

Automated UI Testing for iOS and Android Mobile Apps – Software Testing Magazine

Learn how to create these tests and run them locally on your own device or simulator or take them to the Xamarin Test Cloud to automatically test your application on thousands of physical devices ensuring mobile success.

QA Wizard Pro 2016.2 Includes Testing Dashboard – Software Testing Magazine

Seapine Software has announced the availability of QA Wizard Pro 2016.2. The newest version of its automated testing tool includes a number of new features and enhancements to make scripting more efficient and improve visibility into application quality.

SlamData 4.0 Adds Analytic Support to More NoSQL Databases – Software Development Tools

SlamData has announced the release of SlamData 4.0, which marks the debut of new connectors for modern data sources. SlamData 4.0 now supports MongoDB, Apache Spark on Hadoop, MarkLogic and Couchbase. SlamData 4.0 is open source and is used by thousands across software development and data analysis projects in IoT, healthtech, SaaS, devops and more.

Cantata Version 7.1 Released – Software Testing Magazine

Cantata unit and integration testing tool produced by QA Systems for C and C++, is now available as version 7.1. The new version makes it very easy for customers to deploy Cantata for use in any target environment as well as introducing the latest developments in bi-directional requirements traceability.

CircleCI Integrates With Atlassian Tools – Software Development Tools

CircleCI has announced full compatibility for Atlassian Bitbucket, JIRA Software, and HipChat. Bitbucket provides Git code hosting for software teams of all sizes. CircleCI's out-of-the-box integration with Atlassian Bitbucket, JIRA Software, and HipChat allows professional teams to confidently build, test, and deploy their software.

Testing Best Practices


API Testing Definition – Software Testing Magazine

API like web services are the foundation of modern approaches for software architectures. In this article, Alexey Grinevich presents the main challenges when testing different API technologies during regression testing. He also discusses which features a tool should provide to perform API testing.

Mutation Testing – Software Testing Help

Mutation testing is a fault based testing technique where variations of a software program are subjected to the test data-set. This is done to determine the effectiveness of the test set in isolating the deviations. Learn This Interesting Testing Technique Quickly with a Simple Example

How to write an effective bug report – Lucidchart

Most of the time a bug is a source of minor (or major) annoyance. Sometimes bugs are so severe that they can cause us to stop using certain software altogether. Finding and reporting bugs does not always have to be a nuisance; in fact, it can be quite empowering.

How to Solve the Common Web UI Test Automation Problems Using the Katalon Studio Free Toolset – Software Testing Help

The advancements in web development technologies make web-based applications more feature-rich, hence it becomes more challenging to automate your web testing.Website technology features like multi-platform support, cross-browser, responsive design could add more complications & effort to your Web UI test automation strategies.