Seapine Software will be at Testing & Finance 2012, being held in London for the first time ever. “Testing and Finance in Agile Projects, Social Media and Regulation” is the main theme of this year’s Testing & Finance, taking place on 16–17 May 2012 in London, UK.
In addition to being sponsors and exhibiting at the conference, Peter Varhol will be delivering a keynote talk on 17 May titled “Agile Testing in a Regulated Environment.” Peter will explain how Agile testing techniques can be adapted to not only assess quality and guide it to the required levels, but also verify that the application meets regulatory requirements. It looks at the relationship between Agile methodologies and testing, and illustrates a testing practice that supports Agile development for both functional testing and verification/regulatory testing. If you have been reluctant to introduce Agile testing practices into your development process, this talk is a great introduction to doing so effectively.
As quality professionals, we’re all well aware that the applications we test are less than perfect. That’s one very important reason that the software quality field exists. Functional testing won’t make an application perfect, but it can help ensure a certain level of quality, and enable defects to be found and addressed prior to release.
But it’s not just applications that break. The infrastructure surrounding the applications also breaks. Systems crash, networks fail, applications run low on memory, and drives get configured incorrectly. While failures such as these are outside of the scope of the application, they affect applications we test, sometimes severely.
Testfest is a new and exciting event, bringing testing and QA communities of the ‘traditional commercial’ teams and the game industry teams together to learn from each other and network into one big community. The whole day is geared towards encouraging discussion, debate and networking.
Seapine will be exhibiting at the EuroSTAR Test Tools and Services Exhibition, which runs alongside the EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference 2011. This year, EuroSTAR 2011 takes place from November 21-24 in Manchester, UK. The exhibition segment of the conference opens on Tuesday and closes after the last coffee break on Thursday evening. You can find Seapine at Stand 90.
Do requirements still matter in an Agile environment? What is the business case for Agile, and why is the market moving toward Agile solutions? Agile experts from Seapine Software will answer these questions and more at the TechNet-Aero Conference in Dayton, Ohio, October 17-20.
A well-written test case is important for meeting high quality standards. While there are many opinions on what constitutes a well-written test case, I think there are some that almost everyone can agree on.
In this video, I cover some of these best practices and also show you how to write test cases in TestTrack. The video also shows a new enhancement in the upcoming 2011.1 release of TestTrack that allows you to include attachments with each step.
The upcoming TestTrack 2011.1 release includes a new Detail Grid to Test Runs that allows you to do many things with the test steps, such as attach files to record actual results and pass/fail each step. Keep in mind that TestTrack still has the standard grid, so this doesn’t have to change the way you currently run tests. You can choose which type of grid in the test case.
In this video I cover how to run manual tests in TestTrack, including using the detail steps grid. I also show how the information transfers to a defect that is created from the failed test.
In the world of software testing, testers need to test complex software in relatively short time frames. One thing that testers could learn from software development is the object oriented approach, which is commonly know as object oriented testing. This basic concept enables testers to create a large number of procedures, functions, routines, and methods that are independent of the core testing scripts.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Take the Pain out of Test Case Management webinar. The recording is now available on YouTube if you missed the webinar or want to watch it again. It is also available on SlideShare if you want to view or download the slide deck. Q&A from the session follows.
As I have worked with customers to implement our tools and improve current processes, one thing I have noticed is the use of modular tests. While the specific approach varies, these are tests that focus on a specific piece of functionality or contain a set of steps commonly used in the application being tested. Modular test cases are then reused and incorporated into longer test cases.
In this video, I provide an overview of modular test cases, the benefits, and how to manage them in TestTrack using the Share Steps feature, which is available in the 2011.1 release.