SonarSource, a vendor of code quality management tools, has announced a $45 million USD minority investment by global venture capital and private equity firm, Insight Venture Partners.
The Apache Foundation has released the version 3.1 of JMeter. Apache JMeter is an open source software testing tool, a 100% pure Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but has since expanded to other test functions.
Performing testing in an Agile context require a completely different approach to software testing activities that is often named “Shift Left”. This term emphasize the move of software quality activities to the beginning of the software development life cycle. In this article, Kishan Sundar shares his perspective about the consequences for Scrum teams of shifting left software testing in Agile.
Software Quality Conference is a one-day event focused on software testing that takes place in Utrecht, Netherlands. It aimed at expanding your insights on agile, testing and devops to improve your software reliability. All the talks are in Dutch.
How good are your test cases? Maybe they are good, or maybe you need to add some new ones. How to tell? You can measure things like code coverage to check if some parts of your code were not executed. Still, this does not tell you anything about the quality of your assertions and your software testing results. In the extreme case, a test suite with no assertions might still achieve 100% code coverage, although being of questionable value.
Many modern applications are based on a REST API base software architecture and it is important to apply software testing verification to this code. In his article “REST API Test Automation in Java with Open Source Tools”, Vladimir Belorusets provides a good overview on how to test Java REST API with open source tools.
Sauce Labs has closed $70 million in growth funding from Centerview Capital Technology, IVP and Adams Street Partners. Already in February 2015, Sauce Labs was getting $15 million from a Series D funding.