This newsletter headline: - The testing conferences in August. - 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


SoCraTes Germany, Soltau, Germany, August 25-28 2015 – Software Testing Magazine

SoCraTes is the acronym for the International Software Craftsmanship and Testing Conference. The 2016 edition of the German edition will take place in Soltau, August 25-28. The SoCraTes Germany conference discusses programming and software testing though the software craftsmanship approach.

CAST Conference of the Association for Software Testing, Vancouver, Canada, August 8-10 2016 – Software Testing Magazine

CAST is the conference of the Association for Software Testing. Its 2016 edition will be held in Vancouver, Canada, August 8-10. At the CAST conference, speakers share their stories and experiences surrounding software testing, whether bound by rules and laws of science and experimentation, or expressed through creativity, imagination, and artistry.

Neotys Announces NeoSense 2.0 – Neotys

The release of NeoSense 2.0, available with a free trial, helps teams increase the level of automation in their continuous performance validation workflow and pinpoint the root cause of application performance issues with greater accuracy. NeoSense 2.0 also adds an infrastructure monitoring dimension to its advanced synthetic monitoring capabilities so that users can get a deeper understanding of the underlying causes of an application’s performance problems.

Percepio Tracealyzer Supports FreeRTOS 9.0 – Software Testing Magazine

Percepio AB has announced the latest release of Tracealyzer, version 3.0.7 to support the newly released FreeRTOS version 9.0. This latest release of the leading embedded software tracing tool will contain all the current features of Tracealyzer as well as complete support for all the new FreeRTOS features announced in version 9.0. A new Tracealyzer for FreeRTOS with several new features including custom intervals, is also in the works.

HPE Octane Supports Testing in DevOps – Software Testing Magazine

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced the availability of HPE ALM Octane, an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software offering, designed to help customers accelerate their DevOps processes. This streamlined ALM solution leverages widely-used developer toolsets like Jenkins and GIT to bring continuous quality to lean, Agile, and DevOps-focused teams.

Testing Best Practices


Crash Course in Crash Logs: An Unexpected Journey – uTest

In this article I'll go over the theory of what a crash is, what to do as a tester when you see one, and the hierarchy of valuable-ness of crashes. That and make shameless reference to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Let's get started.

Software Testing Environments Best Practices – Software Testing Magazine

When you learn to program, everything happens on the same computer, but when you start working for a (structured) organization, you realize the risks of changing and testing code directly where your users or customers are working. Thus you will have separated environments for developing, integrating or releasing your system. In this article, Richard Ellison provides some best practices for software testers on how to manage software testing environments.

How to Maximize Test Coverage in Less Time and Achieve Better Testing Results – Software Testing Help

Software testing is an essential activity in the software development and maintenance life cycles. It is a practice often used to decide and improve software quality. Check out this article to find out how to Test More, Save Time, and Achieve Better Testing Results.

Creating Testers Through Different Education Strategies – uTest

Companies consume talent that universities produce: well-educated, trained, and trainable people. I say trainable because universities teach students how to learn, which is an invaluable skill for working professionals as the learning doesn’t end in the classroom. Universities create curriculums to properly cover material for all sorts of academic areas. 

How to Simplify and Speed Up the Testing Process Using BPT – Software Testing Help

In today’s generation of automation testing, Business Process Testing (BPT) has changed the current testing industry standards.Business process validation is the act of verifying end-to-end businesss process. It is performed step-by-step to confirm that all business rules are working correctly and when any deviation is found the defects are logged.