The Journée Française des Tests Logiciels (French Software Testing Day) is a one-day conference focused on software testing organized by the Comité français du test logiciel (CFTL), the French chapter of the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board). It brings together more than 700 French software testers. Most of the presentations and keynotes are in French, but there are also sessions in English.
In his preface of the book “Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls”, Donald G. Firesmith writes “You can think of this book as a catalog and repository of testing antipatterns: the pitfalls to avoid, how to mitigate their negative consequences if you can’t avoid them, and how to escape from them once you’ve fallen in. Like a naturalist’s field guide to wild animals, let this be your guidebook to the dangerous world of testing mistakes and its denizens – the many creative ways people have discovered to botch testing.”
Even the best software test suites can’t entirely prevent nasty surprises: race conditions, unexpected interactions, faults in distributed protocols and so on, still slip past them into production. Yet writing even more tests of the same kind quickly runs into diminishing returns. This talk presents new software testing automated techniques that can dramatically improve your software testing, letting you focus on what your code should do, rather than which cases should be tested.
Good test data management is one of the best practices of successful software quality assurance, especially when you perform integration and functional testing for large systems. In this article, Christian Meléndez discusses important topics associated to test data management like how much data do you really need, how to deal with data privacy concerns, test data as self-service and test data generation.
Microsoft has recently published the Visual Studio 2019 Preview Release Notes. This version should be the last containing the Coded UI and load testing test features. Microsoft explains the removal of software testing features in future version of Visual Studio by the adoption of open source tools like Selenium, Appium or Apache JMeter.
Conferences are often filled with software testing success stories. It can be just as enriching and much more fun to hear about how not to do something. This lightning talk is all about software testing gone wrong.
There are still many people questioning the value of unit testing, and even more for the Test-Driven Development (TDD) approach. In this article, Krzysztof Jelski shares with us five metrics that should improve with the adoption of this agile practice for software development and testing.