This newsletter highlights: • The testing conferences in March and April. • 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



Swiss Testing Day, Zurich, Switzerland, March 18 2015 – Software Testing Magazine

The Swiss Testing Day is a one-day conference that takes place in Zurich, Switzerland with sessions both in English and German. It focuses on practical approaches to software testing with many speakers coming from the industry.

Journée Française des Tests Logiciels, Paris, April 14 2015 – Software Testing Magazine

The Journée Française des Tests Logiciels (French Software Testing Day) is a one-day conference focused on software testing. All the presentations and keynotes are in French.

Mobile Dev + Test, San Diego, USA, April 12-17 2015 – Software Testing Magazine

The Mobile Dev + Test Conference is a four-day event focused on the development and testing of mobile apps. This conference addresses mobile development for iOS and Android as well as mobile testing, performance, design, UX, smart technology and security.

IQNITE Europe, Düsseldorf, Germany, April 28-30 2015 – Software Testing Magazine

IQNITE Europe is a three-day conference taking place in Düsseldorf (Germany) and focusing on all the aspects of software testing and software quality. All the presentations are in German.

Vector Software Announces Integration with Wind River Simics– Professional Tester

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of software solutions for robust embedded software quality, announced today that VectorCAST™ is now integrated with Wind River® Simics®. Using the integration, developers can rapidly test complex designs, in parallel on hundreds of simulated target boards, which dramatically reduces cycle times for complete testing.

Vector Software Releases VectorCAST 6.3– Professional Tester

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for robust embedded software quality, announced the release of VectorCAST™ 6.3 today, the most Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-machine (M2M)-ready embedded test suite.

LDRA Annouced Patented Software Life Cycle Traceability –

LDRA, a vendor of standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools, has secured a patent for TBmanager, its premiere software life cycle traceability and verification system. TBmanager enables developers to bidirectionally link industry-standard objectives, functional requirements, design, code, and test artifacts to the people responsible for those activities.

Skytap Introduces Enterprise-Ready Development And Test Environments Running On SoftLayer –

Skytap, a provider of on-demand Environments-as-a-Service (EaaS), has introduced Skytap running on SoftLayer infrastructure. This new offering enables enterprises to rapidly deploy software development and test environments that seamlessly migrate entire complex environments between Skytap and IBM cloud centers globally.


Testing Best Practices



8 Proven Ways to Manage Stress as a Software Testing Professional – Software Testing Help

Being a software testing professional, indirectly, we learn how to manage stress because the profession itself needs patience, communication tactics and investigation abilities. But sometimes when stress at work place is so high, we forget about every possible solution offered.

11 Ways You Know You’re a Tester.. – Software Testing Help

This topic will list out some specific characteristics of a REAL TESTER. It will help you to know much about you.

What Makes a Good Agile Tester? – Testing Excellence

Testing in an agile environment is different that the traditional methodologies such as waterfall. Agile is an iterative model of delivery which requires continuous collaboration between the team members, providing quick feedback and be able to self-manage.

Load Testing and Sizing Considerations for the Cloud –

When it comes to load testing in the cloud, going bigger is not always better. This article describes how organizations can utilize load testing to help right-size a production system being built in the cloud, allowing their project teams to build an ideal system that is not too small and under-performing for their needs and not too large and costly.

Managing Acceptance Criteria Plans –

Some of the hardest and most crucial instances in any project execution are the user acceptance test phases. But having a thorough and clearly documented process for evaluating acceptance and exit criteria that you previously agreed on with the end-user will help you handle expectations and plan on results.

What Makes a Good Test Suite? – Software Testing Magazine

We all want “better” test suites. But what makes for a good test suite? Certainly, test suites ought to aim for good coverage, at least at the statement coverage level. To be useful, test suites should run quickly enough to provide timely feedback.