This newsletter highlights: • The testing conferences in February. • 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


Testing Showcase North, Manchester, UK, February 11 2016 – Software Testing Magazine

Testing Showcase North is a one-day interactive software testing conference, comprising a program of high quality presentations, case studies and facilitated roundtable discussions where all participants can join in and share their own experiences, and hear fresh ideas.

CopenhagenContext, Copenhagen, Denmark, February 25-26 2016 – Software Testing Magazine

CopenhagenContext is a three-day conference taking place in Copenhagen and focused on software testing, more precisely on Context-Driven Testing but the topics presented are not limited to this area of testing. The first and the last day are dedicated to full-day workshops.

Vector Software Showcases the Latest Release of VectorCAST at Embedded World – Professional Tester

Providence, RI – 1/28/2016 - Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for robust embedded software quality, will showcase its latest release of VectorCAST, version 6.4 – the most advanced test automation platform for C/C++ and Ada software development. VectorCAST 6.4 includes a host of new features and enhancements in data aggregation, reporting, usability, and tool integration.

New Telerik DevCraft Release Supports AngularJS 2 – Soft Development Tools

Telerik® Kendo UI®, part of the Telerik DevCraft suite, now supports both AngularJS 1.x and AngularJS 2 Preview, and is working towards support for AngularJS 2 Beta (coming in Q2). Today’s release extends capabilities with improved forward-thinking responsive web behaviors, new responsive demos and greatly enhanced mobile rendering and gesture support. In addition, the Telerik Web UI tools in the Telerik DevCraft suite enable developers to quickly and easily produce highly-responsive, touch-friendly web apps for the platform of their choice, using a plethora of new productivity improvements. These include new Visual Studio app templates and improved Smart Tags in UI for ASP.NET AJAX.

MemSQL Introduces dbbench for Database Benchmarking – Soft Development Tools

MemSQL has introduced a new open source benchmarking tool that generates continuous loads defined by a flexible configuration. Unlike many other tools that run for a fixed period and then complete, dbbench maintains an ongoing specified workload upon which additional performance tests and measurements can be conducted, so users can find bottlenecks quickly through active benchmarking. This approach fits today's modern workloads that combine continuous data ingest with concurrent queries.

Testing Best Practices


How NOT to Write Test Cases (Tips for New and Experienced Testers) – Software Testing Help

Test case writing is one of the primary activities of the QA team. It is quite unfortunate that test cases are also the most error prone. The differences in understanding, organization testing practices, lack of time etc. are some of the reasons why we often see test cases that leave a lot to be desired. There are a few tips that will be instrumental in creating distinctive, quality and effective test cases.

How to Overcome Agile Testing Challenges Testing

Ever since agile development methodologies were introduced in software development, the role of QA in agile projects has changed considerably. There is no longer a team of QA sitting in a corner, away from the developers and designers, waiting for the development team to handover a piece of work for testing. One of the most important elements for QA in agile projects is having a good understanding of the agile development methodologies and processes.

4 Reasons Bugs Are Missed – uTest

You’re a discerning, thorough, and creative software tester, right? You bet! So how is it that bugs still manage to make it to production?Here are 4 reasons why a bug may be missed – and what you can do

Maintainable Automated UI Tests – envatoTuts+

Automated UI tests could be the best elements in regression suite if it is done in the right way. Although it could be hard and takes time to write Automated UI tests properly, another possible approach in this article would be helpful to improve such drawbacks.

Enterprise Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) – Software Testing Magazine

Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) can be defined as agile software development technique where developers, testers and business users of a software development project collaborate to define the requirements of a product and their acceptance criteria. In this article, Adam Craven presents some of those core fundamentals and practical tips on how to scale BDD at the enterprise level.