EuroSTAR RisingSTAR Award for Innovation in Software Testing

August 21, 2019 0

The RisingSTAR Award, supported by EuroSTAR Conferences, James Lyndsay and Bart Knaack, was created to stimulate innovation and encourage new ideas in the software testing industry. The RisingSTAR brings together many of the most influential testing minds as a supporting group to help develop winning ideas for the overall benefit of the industry.

ISTQB Released Acceptance Testing Syllabus

August 19, 2019 0

The ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) General Assembly has approved the new Acceptance Testing –specialist module syllabus for general release. This Acceptance Testing syllabus is joint effort between ISTQB and IQBBA (International Qualification Board for Business Analysis). This syllabus will facilitate the efficiency of acceptance testing through the joint training of business analysts / product owners and testers.

Deep Oracles: Multiplying the Value of Automated Tests

August 12, 2019 0

One of the most widely touted drawbacks of the automated tests is that they work in strictly bounded context. They can only detect problems for which they are specifically programmed. The standard automated test has a bunch of assertions in the last step. By definition, an automated test cannot detect an ‘unknown’ problem. Because of their narrow focus, the automated tests are occasionally compared to dumb robots. It takes a lot of time and effort to write and support them however their return on investment is still marginal.

Tricentis Buys TestProject

August 12, 2019 0

Tricentis announced that it has acquired TestProject, an Israeli company that has developed a test automation platform built on the tow of the leading open source software testing tools: Selenium and Appium.

Agile Testing Days, Berlin, Germany, November 3-8 2019

August 8, 2019 0

The Agile Testing Days is an European four-day conference focused on Agile software testing that takes place in Berlin, Germany. Some of the days of the Agile Testing Days are dedicated to tutorials. In the remaining days you will find workshops and presentations. All presentations are in English.

Software Testing Automation: How to Avoid Common Mistakes

August 5, 2019 1

Different people from the software testing field can have completely opposing opinions about the process of test automation. Sometimes it happens that after a while, the initial expectations and hopes of this substantially costly investment are not justified at all. In simple words, test automation does not bring the expected profits. In this article, we will try to understand why such situations happen and how to avoid the most common mistakes.