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



International Conference on Software Quality and Test Management, San Diego, USA, September 13-18 2015 – Software Testing Magazine

The International Conference on Software Quality and Test Management is a software testing event that is focused on test management and quality management. It provides practical methods based on best practices.

Worksoft Announces Software Testing Maturity Assessment Services – Software Testing Magazine

Worksoft, a provider of automation software for business process discovery and validation, has unveiled new test maturity assessment services in support of SAP® solutions that help customers improve business process quality, strengthen testing competencies, and increase software development lifecycle (SDLC) efficiencies.

HP Makes Performance and Load Testing Solutions Available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace –

HP has announced that the Community Editions of HP’s performance engineering software suite are now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace online store. In addition, the solutions - HP StormRunner Load and HP LoadRunner are now pre-configured for Microsoft Azure environments, providing organizations access to cloud-based tools on demand for faster and easier application performance and load testing.

Sauce Labs Surpasses More Than 250 Million Tests Run on Its Cloud-Based Automated Test Platform Professional Tester

Sauce Labs, Inc., the leading cloud-based web and application testing platform, today announced that its customers have executed more than 250 million tests on its secure and reliable automated testing infrastructure. The milestone marks an impressive 150 percent increase in test runs since Sauce reached its 100 million tests milestone in February 2014, demonstrating further evidence of growing demand for the company’s services.

STAREAST Coverage: ‘Tools Don’t Test’ and Other Themes – uTest

The second day of uTest’s STAREAST expo coverage began with the morning keynote from author and test automation expert Dorothy Graham. She is a familiar name on the uTest Blog, having previously spoken to us for our Authors in Testing Q&A series.


Testing Best Practices



Introducing the Software Testing Cupcake (Anti-Pattern) –

The Software Testing Cupcake Anti-Pattern happens when there is large amount of both unit tests, systems tests and UI tests. According to Fabio Pereira the main reason for this situation is the fact that there are different teams that create different levels of tests without any collaboration.

Build the ‘Right’ Regression Suite Using Behavior Driven Testing (BDT) –

Anand Bagmar did a webinar for uTest on how to “Identify the ‘right’ regression suite using Behavior Driven Testing (BDT)”. The video from the talk can be seen below, and the slides can be found towards the end of this post. 

Your Complete Guide to SoapUI – The Most Used Web Services Testing Tool – Software Testing Help

STH is coming up with another testing tool tutorial. You know how detailed and useful these are. The tool this time is: SoapUI, SoapUI Pro and all the way.

What to Do When You Find Yourself Overloaded –

As much as you might want to multitask, there is a limit to how much work in progress can be handled at once. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed—whether due to your own commitments or because management keeps piling on more projects—assess the situation and see what you can do to improve your condition without letting your work suffer.

The Future of the Software Testing Profession: An Interview with Mike Sowers –

In this interview, STAREAST keynote speaker Mike Sowers digs into the changing nature of testing. He talks about whether the profession is dying out and details the impact innovations like wearables and mobile have on the craft.

uTest Catches up With Bach, Bolton and uTester Anna Momatava at STAREAST – uTest

The first day of uTest’s stop at the STAREAST expo has been a whirlwind. After attending the James Bach / Michael Bolton session called “The New Testing Agile Quadrants: Bringing Skilled Testers and Developers Together” (see tweets below), we caught up with uTest/TechWell contest winner Anna Momatava in the beautiful lobby of the Gaylord Palms Resort to see how her STAREAST experience is going so far.