The status of the testing phase and the role of the software tester are challenged and changing as organizations transition from a classical waterfall methodology to software development towards Agile approaches like Scrum. In his article “Reinventing Testers and Testing to prepare for the Future”, Patrick Prill shares his opinion about this situation and provides some hints for the evolution of software testing and the software tester role.
Session notes that you use when you adopt an exploratory testing approach can be used to capture more than bugs. They not only serve as a memory of a bug, but a structured testing and learning method can be deduced from the session notes.
Worksoft, a provider of automation software for high-velocity business process discovery and testing, has announced a new collaboration with IBM to offer a unified testing approach for SAP projects. In this new technology relationship, Worksoft will join together with IBM to provide end-to-end testing solutions that help large enterprises navigate the increasing complexity of change in their SAP and non-SAP environments and ensure successful project delivery.
Vector Software, a provider of software solutions for embedded software quality, has announced VectorCAST/Probe. VectorCAST/Probe provides a simple way to dynamically instrument an application with blocks of code to enable white box testing, inject faults, and debug hard to repeat race conditions. VectorCAST/Probe supports multiple platforms and is integrated with the full family of VectorCAST tools for unit testing, system testing and integration testing.
It is usual that software testers job descriptions will often mainly emphasize the business and technical requirements: experience working in the banking sector, Agile Testing, Selenium, etc. As in many other role however, successful software testing is more about a mindset and soft skills. In this article, Simon Frankish shares some keys attributes that should be considered when hiring a tester.
The German start-up “ReTest” brings artificial intelligence (AI) into software testing. To this end, it propagates an innovative testing approach, which is a combination of “intelligent” monkey testing and “difference testing” and works actually more like a GUI version management than conventional testing. Version 1.0 of the test tool for Java Swing is now available for download.
LDRA has announced that its LDRA tool suite is now integrated with the IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation requirements management tool. DOORS Next Generation equips teams with requirements definition and management capabilities, a work item system for task management and planning, and a reporting system. The LDRA tool suite integration brings software analysis and verification suite into this open collaboration platform supporting IoT application development.