This newsletter headline: - The testing conferences in April and 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


Test Management Summit, London, UK, April 25 2017 – Software Testing Magazine

The Test Management Summit is a one-day conference focused on software testing that takes place in London.In the agenda of the Test Management Summit conference you can find topics like “Automation in an Automated World: The world is automating and automating fast”, “Continuous Evolution of Performance Test Assurance”, “Why you’re spending too much money on performance testing”, “The future of Test Data Management”and so on.

STAREAST, Orlando, Florida, May 7–12 2017 – Software Testing Magazine

STAREAST is a conference for software testers and quality assurance professionals. It presents up-to-date information, tools, and technologies available in the software testing domain today. You will be able to attend conference presentations and half- or full-day tutorials.In the agenda of STAREAST you can find topics like “Better Test Design for Great Test Automation”, “Implement BDD with Cucumber and SpecFlow”, “Influence Diagrams: A New Way to Understand Testing”, “Building Your Mobile App Quality and Test Strategy” and so on.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect To Feature BABOK Guide v3 Tools and Techniques – Software Development Tools

Leading UML and lifecycle modeling platform developer, Sparx Systems, together with the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®), has announced the public Beta release of the reference model of IIBA's A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide v3), supported via the Pro Cloud Server collaboration platform and MDG Technology within Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect - an agile collaboration solution for the global business analysis community.

Vector Software Annual Software Testing Technology Report – Professional Testers

New research sponsored by Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for embedded software quality, reveals that the number one software development challenge that organizations are currently facing is time pressures to release new products/upgrades to market, while the most pressing concern is software quality. This comes at a time when in addition to regulated industries that have long been mandated to perform thorough software testing, there are now many industries engaged in business-critical software development that have a directive from end users to ensure that software is of the highest quality and operating without disruption.

QAComplete Now Works with JIRA – Software Testing Magazine

SmartBear Software has announced a new add-on to unify its QAComplete test management application with Atlassian’s JIRA issue management tool. The QAComplete add-on for JIRA Software allows teams to easily design, plan, execute and track testing progress.

Akamai Agrees to Acquire SOASTA – Software Development Tools

Akamai Technologie has announced the company has entered into an agreement to acquire SOASTA, a leader in Digital Performance Management. The acquisition is intended to give Akamai customers greater visibility into the business impact of their website and application optimization strategies. The all-cash transaction is expected to close early in the second quarter. 

Testing Best Practices


Tester-Driven Unit Testing: Taking an Active Role Sticky Minds

Developers have so much to do that unit tests often fall by the wayside. One solution is to train testers to handle them. Testers get involved earlier in the development lifecycle, they can enhance their programming skills, and bugs are found and fixed quickly and easily, reducing the functional testing phase. Consider taking an active role in unit testing.

LoadView Hands-on Review Tutorial: Load Testing from the Cloud – Software Testing Help

In this article, we’ll be reviewing LoadView, an on-demand load testing platform from Dotcom-Monitor that makes realistic load testing possible without an up-front investment in hardware or software infrastructure.

Agile Managers: Trust Your Team and Encourage Innovation Sticky Minds

In order to fully embrace agile and create an environment where individuals want to work together as a team, managers have to move from a role of dictation to one of direction and mentorship. Instead of making all the decisions, managers need to trust their team members and empower them to solve problems on their own, innovate, and fail—or succeed.

Payment Gateway Testing: The Tester’s Hands-on Guide with Checklist – Software Testing Help

What are the payment processors? As per Wikipedia, “A payment processor is a company (often a third party) appointed by a merchant to handle transactions from various channels such as credit cards and debit cards for merchant acquiring banks. The payment processor will both check the details received by forwarding them to the respective card’s issuing bank or card association for verification, and also carry out a series of anti-fraud measures against the transaction.” Some common Payment Gateways are Braintree,, PayPal, Bluepay, Citrus Payments etc. There is a lot of literature available online and offline about payment gateways and related terminology.

Let the Agile Manifesto Guide Your Software Testing Sticky Minds

Although its values are commonly associated with agile software development, the Agile Manifesto applies to all people and teams following the agile mindset, including testers. This article examines the four main values of the Agile Manifesto and reveals how they can bring agility to test efforts—improving quality for your team and your customers.

Katalon Studio Tutorial: A Free Test Automation Tool You Have Been Waiting For – Software Testing Help

If you need a free automation tool that does not need complex technical knowledge and setup, Katalon Studio might be super helpful. In this article, Swati will put the theory to test and installed Katalon Studio 4.5.