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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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User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing, Munich, Sep 16-18, 2014 – uTest

Automation is a sector of software testing that has experienced explosive growth and enterprise investment in recent years. The knowledge necessary to learn about and specialize in automated testing is found at industry events like the upcoming 2nd annual User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing (UCAAT) in Munich, Germany from September 16-18, 2014.

Announcing the 2014 Summer Bug Battle – uTest

Bug Battles are arguably even more popular than they were since the last time we held this esteemed competition. Companies from Microsoft to Facebook are offering up bounties to testers that find the most crucial of bugs bogging down their apps, and putting their companies’ credibility on the line.

VectorCAST Testing Tool Supports MISRA C: 2012 – Software Testing Magazine

Vector Software has announced that the VectorCAST software test solution now supports the MISRA C: 2012 (MISRA C3) standard. The new benchmark offers improvements to earlier versions and extends support for the MISRA C: 2012 C99 version of the C language (ISO/IEC 9899:1999).

Learn Security Testing Basics at uTest University – uTest

Data breaches, hacking, and other security leaks have been in the news for months now. Earlier this year, the Heartbleed bug affected the data security at big names like Google, Yahoo, Instagram, Pinterest, and Netflix. Organizations of all sizes from coast to coast are constantly dealing with security threats and breaches. New York suffered 900 data breaches last year, according to a report from the State Attorney General. In California, an insurance company inadvertently exposed the social security numbers of 18,000 doctors on a public web site.

 

Testing Best Practices

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5 Best Automation Tools for Testing Android Applications – Software Testing Help

Nowadays automated tests are used during almost every testing process. This is not surprising, as properly organized automated testing greatly reduces time needed for a testing process, excludes errors and omissions in tests execution caused by a human factor.There is a wide choice of tools for automation. Some of them are free, some are rather expensive. Some automation tools were created years ago; some have just appeared on the market. Each tool is unique and possesses certain characteristics.

Transition to Agile Testing – Part 4: 7 Practical Tips – Software Testing Magazine

Software testing during the transition to Agile is not easy. This fourth and final part proposes 7 practical tips for a smooth adoption of Agile software testing practices. From better communication to test automation, these tips should help to solve some of the issues that are naturally associated with this transition. Remember that it is up to you, as a team, to implement your kind of Agile and if you love it or hate it.

Three Essential Features for Test Management Products – uTest

Managing the software testing process is by no means glamorous work, and moving between different test procedures, although interesting, certainly isn’t the most exciting activity programmers ever get to do. But it’s an essential activity, and when you’re looking through all the test management products on the market today, it’s within your best interest to find one that not only looks great, but which displays the three essential features listed below.

Testing the Limits With James Bach – Part I – uTest

James Bach is synonymous with testing, and has been disrupting the industry and influencing and mentoring testers since he got his start in testing over 25 years ago at Apple. Always a great interview, James is one of our most popular guests and we’re happy to have him back for his first Testing the Limits since 2011. For more on James’ background, his body of work and his testing philosophy, you can check out his blog, website or follow him on Twitter.

Web/desktop/mobile apps create new organizational silos – Search Software Quality

In one form or another, organizational silos have always dotted the IT landscape. And for as long as anyone can remember, a siloed approach to technology management has gotten organizations into trouble. Enterprise program managers know better than to build up organizational siloes on purpose, but new siloes seem be forming nonetheless.