This newsletter headline: - The testing conferences in May, 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


Romanian Testing Conference, Cluj Napoca, Romania, May 10-12 2017 – Software Testing Magazine

The Romanian Testing Conference is a three-day conference focused on software testing that takes place in Romania. It provides a rich content program of talks and workshops in a comfortable and well structured manner delivered by professional speakers from software testing industry.In the agenda of the Romanian Testing Conference you can find topics like “Introduction to Capacity and Performance Engineering”, “Storytelling for agile (testing) professionals”, “Rest Assured API Testing”, “Improving your Selenium Webdriver tests”and so on.

National Software Testing Conference, London, UK, May 22-23 2017 – Software Testing Magazine

The National Software Testing Conference is a two-day conference taking place in London and focused on software testing. The speakers are active testing professionals that have and fought their way through literally dozens and dozens of like-minded professionals and come out on top. The conference program delivers up-to-date and cutting-edge content and pragmatic advice to software testing current issues.In the agenda of the National Software Testing Conference you can find topics “Testing In A Fragmented Marketplace: How Big Is Your Device Cupboard?”, “Why Opt For Agile Software Testing? The Answer May Surprise You”, “How To Automate Testing For Next-Generation Interfaces, Including Web, Mobile, And Applications Like Siri And Alexa” and so on.

EnterpriseDB Integrates With Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform – Software Development Tools

EnterpriseDB® (EDB™), the database platform company for digital business, announced that EDB has collaborated with Red Hat to accelerate access to the EDB Postgres™ Platform on Red Hat OpenShift® Container Application Platform. Red Hat designated EDB as a member of the OpenShift Primed program to acknowledge EDB's development of a containerized EDB Postgres Platform.

Appvance Launches Apache JMeter Cloud – Software Testing Magazine

Appvance is making load testing lower cost, fast, and easy for development & QA teams with the introduction of Appvance UTP Performance Cloud. Built atop the Appvance UTP platform, Performance Cloud brings a very easy to use interface which allows novices to advanced users to get load test results in minutes, with no additional training. Additional features include mobile load testing as well as UX-level HTML5 performance tests using real browsers in the cloud.

Jenkins Community Introduces Blue Ocean – Software Development Tools

The Jenkins project, comprised of a community of practitioners using Jenkins, announced the official release (1.0) and general availability of Blue Ocean, its dramatic new UX implementation. The anticipated launch of Blue Ocean brings a new user experience to Jenkins based on a personalized, modern design that allows users to graphically create, visualize and diagnose continuous delivery pipelines. This is more than just putting a modern face on Jenkins: Blue Ocean re-imagines the Jenkins user experience by enabling teams to more easily adopt continuous delivery. CloudBees, Inc., the hub of enterprise Jenkins and DevOps, founded the Blue Ocean project and subsequently open sourced the software. 

Accenture Launched Touchless Testing Platform – Software Testing Magazine

Accenture has launched a new platform for automated, analytics-driven software testing, after successfully completing pilots with 10 clients around the world. The Accenture Touchless Testing Platform brings together leading open source, commercial and Accenture proprietary tools and algorithms to automate a robust, touchless testing process for software – all guided by artificial intelligence and analytics.

Azul Systems Improves Java Runtime Performance with Falcon – Software Development Tools

Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, has announced the availability of Zing 17.03, including its new "Falcon" Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler. The Falcon compiler is a high-performance optimizing JIT compiler for Cloud and server-based applications, and is designed to replace the legacy "C2" JIT compiler used in prior versions of Zing as well as in Oracle HotSpot. 

SpiraTeam 5.2 Enhances Test Management Functionality – Software Testing Magazine

Inflectra has announced the release of SpiraTeam 5.2, the latest version of its award-winning application lifecycle management (ALM) suite. This new version includes the latest SpiraTest 5.2 for quality assurance and test management as well as the latest SpiraPlan 5.2 for agile software development.

SmartBear Announces Acquisition by Francisco Partners – Software Development Tools

SmartBear Software has announced that Francisco Partners, a leading global technology-focused private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in the company designed to support the company’s accelerated growth. Terms of the transaction were not announced. 

Testing Best Practices


The Evolution of Test Automation, from Record and Playback to Object Mapping Sticky Minds

In this culture of shorter time to market and release-ready sprints, it is vital for QA to keep pace by using test automation practices and tools. This article traces the shift from script-based testing with hard-coded data to automated frameworks, exploring the beginning of test automation and its evolution to where we are today-and possibly to where we will be.

JIRA Bug Tracking Tool Tutorial: How to Use JIRA as a Ticketing Tool – Software Testing Help

In this article, we’ll be reviewing Atlassian JIRA. If a Development team is using Atlassian JIRA bug tracking tool to track its requirements, enhancements, tasks or user stories, then the test team, most probably, has to use it for bug tracking.

Overcome Test Automation Plateaus with Service Virtualization Sticky Minds

With complex enterprise test automation systems, at least some of the many required dependencies are commonly incomplete, unavailable, or operating incorrectly at the time of test execution. The result is timeouts, incomplete tests, false positives, and inaccurate results. Service virtualization can help you overcome this plateau and increase test automation rates.

3 Intangible Benefits of Using a Bug Tracking System – Software Testing Help

In this article, we’ll be reviewing Bug tracking tool, teams use spreadsheets to report, track and transport their bugs. While this might be a good temporary solution for small sized teams and projects, this is not a sustainable method.