Blogs

This newsletter highlights: • The testing conferences in September. • 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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Softec Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 8-10 2015 – Software Testing Magazine

Softec Asia is a three-day event focused on software testing organized by the Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) that takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference features a wealth of international software testing and software quality assurance experts.

Super Early-bird Registration Open for PNSQC Conference – Software Testing Magazine

The super early-bird discounted registration is open for individuals and groups. Register before July 31 to save up to $300. Groups of 4 or more receive an extra 15% off.

Tricentis and Tasktop Launch OEM Partnership – Software Testing Magazine

Tricentis and Tasktop have announced the expansion of their relationship with an OEM partnership. Tricentis will offer an OEM solution called Tosca Connect, which is powered by Tasktop Sync, Tasktop’s leading SLI solution, and allows customers to connect automated testing with existing development processes to lower business risk and accelerate product development.

LogiGear Releases TestArchitect Professional for Visual Studio – Software Testing Magazine

LogiGear has announced the release of TestArchitect Professional for Visual Studio®. This new edition of TestArchitect seamlessly integrates with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) to simplify automated testing of Web and .NET apps on Windows.

Parasoft Development Testing Platform: Actionable, Intelligent SDLC Analytics – Professional Tester

Parasoft announced the latest release of Development Testing Platform (DTP), which eliminates the business risk of faulty applications by consistently applying software quality analyses and practices throughout the SDLC. This release includes updates to the DTP server, as well as updates to the DTP Engines, which are the core static code analyzers for C/C++, .NET, and Java that work in conjunction DTP.

Vector Software Announces Integration with AdaCore’s CodePeer 3.0 Static Analysis Tool Professional Tester

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for robust embedded software quality, announced today an integration of the VectorCAST test automation platform with CodePeer 3.0 - AdaCore’s advanced static code analysis tool for Ada, including version 2012.

BlazeMeter To Join AWS CodePipeline Partner Network – softdevtools.com

BlazeMeter has announced that it has joined AWS CodePipeline third-party network. BlazeMeter’s automated and open-source compatible performance testing platform will enable developers to test their APIs, mobile and web applications easily and rapidly, as part of the AWS Continuous Delivery process.

Rapise 3.1 Released - Makes Web Testing Easy with Interactive DOM Browser and Query Tools – softdevtools.com

Inflectra has announced the release of Rapise 3.1, the most comprehensive and powerful automated testing suite on the market. This new version includes a powerful Web Spy for inspecting web pages and viewing the underlying DOM tree. It includes tools for testing dynamic XPATH and CSS queries and using the results to make web testing robust and easy to use by all testers.

The Present and Future of Manual Testing – uTest

A few years ago, manual testing jobs were in high demand on the job market. At that time, there were not many mobile devices and mobile applications available in the world of tech, and more and more companies were beginning to realize that having a testing team is as important as having a development team.

 

Testing Best Practices

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How to Improve the Test Release Process for Successful Bug Free Software to Production – Software Testing Help

Let’s see the typical process involved in delivering software from ‘development phase’ to the ‘testing phase’ for a successful bug free software release to production/client.

How to Improve Test Case Efficiency – Software Testing Help

In a software development and programming world, the best software developers always written their unit test cases from the functional requirements, before starting their coding phase, which dramatically improve their coding efficiency and quality.

How to Prepare Yourself For Test Case Writing and Improve Your Productivity – Software Testing Help

When a tester decides to write high quality test cases and wants to improve their efficiency and the productivity of test case writing, there are few key points which help the testers to achieve these goals.

How a Tester Can Think As an End User? – Software Testing Help

Really, testing does not mean to check the workflow of application and neither it means to break the application but it certainly means to check user’s experience even when he make the mistakes.

Domain Knowledge – Is it Important to Testers? Featured Female Tester- Ajitha Mannem – uTest

I found Ajitha’s article in a WomenTesters magazine and thought it was perfect for uTest. Ajitha does a great job explaining why we appreciate so many testers from so many backgrounds. Domain knowledge is something that customers often request and find very valuable.

Usability and User Experience: A Usable Explanation – StickyMinds.com

"User experience" and "usability" are often used synonymously, but they are actually different concepts. This article examines both terms and explains the components of each, investigating what contributes to a "good user experience," the different ways that can be judged, and how designers can attempt to achieve it.

How Testers Can Add Value Earlier in the Development Lifecycle – StickyMinds.com

Before you can achieve continuous delivery, you need to first start implementing continuous integration. Some say CI is just for developers, but testers also play their own important roles. This article describes solutions that will help you add value to the development lifecycle—whether you work in an agile, DevOps, or traditional context.

Choosing the Right Tools for Your Testing Needs: An Interview with Tata Consultancy Services – StickyMinds.com

In this interview, Prasad Mk of TCS discusses the changing nature of the testing tools landscape, what an organization needs to do in order to be successful in this new world, and whether your company should buy or build the tool you need.

Changing Team Mindsets to Adopt Exploratory Testing – Software Testing Magazine

Exploratory testing is a concept of software testing where the tester combines application learning, test design and test execution in the same activity. This approach can showcase the results that a skilled tester can provide with manual tests. In this article, Kimberly A. Stockett provides three key approaches about how to change the attitudes of your software development team to adopt exploratory testing.