This newsletter headline: - The testing conferences in July 2017 - 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 Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, Santa Barbara, USA, July 10-14 2017 – Software Testing Magazine

ISSTA is an international research symposium on software testing and analysis. This conference brings together academics, industrial researchers and practitioners to exchange new ideas, problems, and experience on how to analyze and test software systems. 

ChinaTest, Beijing, China, July 16-19 2017 – Software Testing Magazine

ChinaTest is a four-day conference about software testing that will take place in Beijing. It is part of the TiD Conference that integrates resources and forces of SPIChina, ChinaTest and AgileChina.In the agenda of the ChinaTest conference you can find topics like “Everyone can do mobile automated testing”, “Automated testing code coverage”, “Test Design for Better Test Automation”, “JavaScript full-stack test”, “Automated Test Design and Agile practices”, “Testing Service Oriented architectures (SOA)”, “How to test Cloud computing?” and so on ...

Sencha Updates its Web Application Development Platform – Software Development Tools

Sencha has announced updates to its comprehensive Web Application Development Platform -- including Ext JS 6.5, Architect 4.2, Themer 1.2, Cmd 6.5 and Test 2.1. 

JFrog Acquires CloudMunch – Software Development Tools

Frog, has acquired CloudMunch, a universal DevOps Intelligence platform, to expand its product offerings for developers. This is the third strategic acquisition by JFrog in eight months, following Dimon, experts in CI/CD, and Conan, the fast-growing open source C/C++ package manager.

Testing Best Practices


Atlassian Confluence Tutorial: A Comprehensive Guide For Beginners – Software Testing Help

As defined in Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word confluence means “a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point”. True to the definition Confluence software, developed by Atlassian, is an effective team collaboration software which provides a common platform for teams to work together and share information efficiently. This is also a great tool to centralize knowledge repository. Confluence can be thought of almost as a wiki with advanced content creation tools.

Example Mapping for Behavior Driven Development Software Testing Magazine

When you use a Behavior Driven Development (BDD) approach, you are going to automated tests for Agile user stories base on acceptance criteria. Defining these acceptance criteria between the product owner, the developers and the software testers is not always an easy task and can create lengthy discussions. In his article, Matt Wynne presents example mapping as a new approach to define acceptance criteria.

Integrate JIRA With TestLodge Test Case Management System: Step-by-Step Tutorial – Software Testing Help

Although it’s been possible to integrate JIRA test cases with TestLodge and several of the more popular issue tracking tools for some time, the JIRA upgrade adds new levels of flexibility, streamlining and communication to the testing experience. For those who already use, and are familiar with JIRA, bringing TestLodge onboard to organize your JIRA test case needs will create a smoother and more efficient work practice.

Test Data Management RisksSoftware Testing Magazine

Providing meaningful data to perform software testing is the main challenge of test data management. This issue is even more important in domains where sensitive data is used like healthcare or financial systems. In this article, Thirunavukarasu Papanasam discusses some best practices to remove the risks out of your test data management activity.

5 Pillars of a Successful Test Automation Implementation Sticky Minds

Discussions on what constitutes a “proper implementation” of test automation often focus on what tool you should use, but that is only one part of the equation. Bas Djikstra details four other things you should consider, how they contribute to the success of your test automation, and what risks are associated with failing to pay proper attention to each of them.

Are Testers Losing Their Grip Over Testing Due to Automation? Software Testing Help

In this digital world, automation has become the core for businesses to grow and expand. Automation has revolutionized the way organizations operate their businesses. The pace of advancement in technology has been on a continual increase for the last decade and lead us to a new automation age. The impact of automation is quite evident on distinct industries, including Software industry itself. Can Testers Losing Their Grip Over Testing Due to Automation?