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



Selenium Camp, Kiev, Ukraine, February 26-27 2016 – Software Testing Magazine

The Selenium Camp conference if a four-day event focused on automated testing, more specifically web testing with the Selenium and WebDriver open source testing tools. The conference provides participants with ability to gain new practical skills in addition to new ideas and theoretical knowledge from conference talks that will be in Russian and in English.

The Carlyle Group Acquires TestPlant – Software Testing Magazine

TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, has announced that The Carlyle Group has acquired a majority shareholding in the company. Carlyle is investing in partnership with the existing management team.

New Version of XebiaLabs XL Release –

XL Release allows companies to automate, orchestrate and get visibility into software release pipelines at enterprise scale. Andreas Prins, Manager, Lease IT at ING Bank, says: "XL Release reduced our cycle time to production from 6 weeks to 34 minutes. The release orchestration and pipeline visibility it provides are crucial for us to meet our Continuous Delivery goals."

Dynatrace Announces Performance Testing Offering –

Dynatrace has announced the availability of the Dynatrace Load solution suite. This new end-to-end application testing and diagnostic solution integrates synthetic traffic with in-depth application and transaction analytics and expert test management to drive optimal mobile and web performance, especially during peak times such as the recent holiday shopping season. The new suite enables organizations to deliver highly scalable web and mobile applications with absolute confidence and continuously optimize their performance.


Testing Best Practices



A Simple Approach for XML to Database Testing – Software Testing Help

This article will help understand the XML to Database testing concept, which is a challenging testing type. The data comparison is a critical task to accomplish with quality. Any flaw will result one or many failures in an application.

Learn How to Use TestNG Annotations in Selenium – Software Testing Help

TestNG, as most of you know, is an automation framework widely used in Selenium. It is important for all testers to understand the annotations used while working with TestNG.

Difference Between Performance Testing and Load Testing – Testing Excellence

What is the difference between performance testing, load testing and stress testing?

Opensource Tools for Technical Testers in Agile Projects – Testing Excellence

If you are a technical tester in an agile project, most likely you will be using various testing tools to verify the functionality of the application you are testing. We have compiled a list of useful tools to help your testing activities in agile projects.

Is it Possible to Automate Stories During the Sprint? – Testing Excellence

The automated task for every story should be the story’s definition of done. Ideally you should aim to automate the stories within the current sprint.The way to do this is to have an automation framework which speeds up writing automated scripts, so that you just focus on the scenarios rather than spending time creating functions.

Testing in Agile – Let’s talk shop – QualiTest

One of the key differences between Traditional Testing and Agile is communication. Learn how Agile can build and support a solid QA team that can tackle even the most demanding tasks.

Marketing is from Mars, IT is from Venus but Crowd Testing is from Heaven – QualiTest

Find out how Marketing and IT can work together to get the most out of Crowd testing. QualiTest shares insights from a Crowd Testing event with with Applause and Camelot Global to discuss the future of Crowd Testing.

Learn API testing in 10 minutes!!! – uTest

API consists of set of classes / functions / procedures which represent the business logic layer. If API is not tested properly, it may cause problems not only the API application but also in the calling application.

The Politics of Accessibility Testing –

Web accessibility is often spoken about in terms of design, programming challenges, frameworks, and technical solutions, but there are also personal difficulties for the people involved. This article addresses some of the cases of initial resistance and provides a few practical ideas on how to minimize the challenges.

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.

Jasmine Automated Tests for JavaScript – Software Testing Magazine

Jasmine is one of the most popular open source JavaScript unit testing frameworks that allows JavaScript developers to develop “descriptive” testing code which does not necessarily need a JavaScript expert to understand it. Although Jasmine is a popular JavaScript unit testing framework and is used in many web applications, it does not have an out-of the box way to automate the running of its tests because it is designed to run from the browser.

Integration Testing as Validation and Monitoring: STARWEST 2015 Interview with Melissa Benua –

In this interview, TechWell speaks with Melissa Benua, a senior backend engineer for PlayFab. At STARWEST, she gave the presentation "Integration Testing as Validation and Monitoring." She also spoke at the Women Who Test event.