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Thanking the Testing Team!!!

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on January 31, 2009

From SecuObs

Internet Explorer, like all applications released by Microsoft and other software companies, undergoes immense amounts of rigorous testing before being released in the wild. Given the nature of what IE does the testing matrix is enormous. How complex is the testing process for IE? Well, let’s find out, shall we?

Here, we meet three people who absolutely know how much of a challenge it is to test IE and ensure overall quality of any given release: Test Manager Jason Upton, Software Developer in Test Jim Moore, and Test Lead Kris Krueger. Tune in. It’s great to hear from the testing perspective. Testing an internet facing application like Internet Explorer and ensuring a high quality product leaves the building is quite a daunting and, from the outside world’s perspective, thankless task. From all of us here, however, THANK YOU IE TEST TEAM!!!

Testing management

iPhone tested

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on January 30, 2009

From Money.cnn

Evidence emerged this week that suggests Apple Inc. has been testing its next generation iPhone in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last few months.

The development adds weight to rumors that the Cupertino, Calif. computer maker is preparing a smaller, lower cost version of its iconic smartphone for consumers grappling with the long, drawn out recession.

The recent hubbub is over the discovery of the term “iPhone 2,1” inside new iPhone software, and in data collected by Pinch Media Inc., an ad serving company used by iPhone software developers.

Telecoms software testing

Ensuring SOA ROI through testing

Posted in Load testing,Software testing by testing in London on January 29, 2009

From Parasoft

Therefore testing, which is important for any Web application, is even more crucial for Web services and Service-Oriented Architectures. Extensive testing of Web services, particularly those that are externally facing and businesscritical, is essential for protecting the enterprise from significant business risks. A downtime of an hour might not only cost substantial losses in revenue but, more importantly, the perceived lack of quality and reliability of the company in general. Any mission-critical Web service must be strictly tested and verified as functioning correctly, 24 hours a day, seven days a week – no exceptions.

This paper will explain issues specific to Web services and will illustrate the best practices that can ensure a secure, reliable, and compliant SOA.

SOA performance testing

Testing Centre Services announcement

Posted in Acceptance testing by testing in London on January 28, 2009


QualityLogic a provider of leading-edge QA and QC test tools and services for the imaging and telecom industries, has announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with WeSoft ( for the latter to become a QualityLogic Authorized Testing Center serving the imaging industry in Asia.

QualityLogic currently provides testing products to printer companies and their technology partners in Asia and provides testing services from its US-based test labs, but has only a limited presence in the region, particularly China and Japan, to provide outsourced testing services. Once a final agreement is reached with WeSoft to become an authorized testing center, it will have access to QualityLogic testing products and methodologies and be able to provide a variety of services to that important market.

Quality Assurance Testing

Software Ethernet testing debut

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on January 27, 2009

From Business VoIP

GL Communications has released a Software Ethernet Tester (SET) called PacketCheck. GL’s PacketCheck is the company’s latest product and is a PC based Ethernet test tool designed to check frame transport ability and throughput parameters of Ethernet and IP networks. It is also suitable as a general purpose Ethernet performance analysis tool for 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps Ethernet local area networks.

This application employs the network interface card in the PC to transmit and receive Ethernet packets over the network. It can also test throughput up to 500Mbps easily.

System stress testing

Web Application Testing

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on January 26, 2009

From Software testing help

Here are more details on web application testing with web testing test cases. Let me tell you one thing that I always like to share practical knowledge, which can be useful to users in their career life. This is a quite long article so sit back and get relaxed to get most out of it.

Let’s have first web testing checklist:

  1. Functionality Testing
  2. Usability testing
  3. Interface testing
  4. Compatibility testing
  5. Performance testing
  6. Security testing

Web application testing

Test data generation on an IBM platform

Posted in Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on January 25, 2009

From The Open Press

Grid-Tools Limited, a leading vendor of data generation, test data management and information lifecycle management software, announces their new support with IBM Mainframe data sources.

Grid-Tools are pleased to announce that their internationally known data generation software tool, Datamaker, now has integration with IBM Mainframe data sources such as; IBM z/OS, OS/390, MVS, IMS/DB, DL/1, VSE, z/VSE, VM, ADABAS, Datacom, CA-IDMS, Ingres, VSAM, DB2 and more. Contact Grid-Tools for details on their new support.

Tools to improve data testing efficiency and automation
Datamaker editions offer test data generation to create accurate test data, data masking, data scrambling, data modelling, data quality assurance, subsetting, database compare, a test data warehouse, ‘Test Data on Demand’, and third-party integration with performance and SOA tools.

Testing performance SOA

Empirix testing tools

Posted in Load testing,Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on January 24, 2009

From TMCnet

For starters there is the Hammer Contact Center Testing Solutions which offer an automated, thorough approach to feature, function, regression and load testing of contact center applications.

In addition in the contact center space, is OneSight for Contact Centers. It is the only proactive contact center monitoring solution designed for contact center technology providing a combination of application-level and infrastructure performance data in a Web-based interface.

This has played an important role in the contact center space as company’s continue to demand application and infrastructure performance in a single interface.

At the same time theWeb offerings, OneSight for Web, monitors the performance of a company’s Web applications to ensure the best possible Quality of Experience for end users. In addition, OneSight tracks the performance of your Web applications, managing user transactions and the operation of components such as servers and network devices, detecting changes that could jeopardize application performance.

Performance testing Telecom applications

Seagate Testing Solutions for ‘Bricked’ Drives

Posted in Mistakes by testing in London on January 23, 2009

From PC Mag

Seagate has posted updated firmware for many of its high-end drives that may be affected by faulty firmware, causing them to “brick,” or lock up.

Seagate has provided three different methods for determining whether a particular drive is affected: download the company’s “Drive Detect” tool, use Device Manager to identify the drive, or use the older SeaTools for Windows tool. The goal, according to Seagate, is to be able to identify the drive model, the serial number, and the firmware revision.

The problem is that many of the firmware revisions were themselves pulled earlier this week for additional testing and validation.

IT product testing

Release of VersaTest Automator

Posted in Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on January 22, 2009

From PRWeb

Ascert have announced the release of VersaTest Automator. This testing  product is a powerful end-to-end test automation tool for use in enterprise environments that support multiple devices and interfaces.

Users of VersaTest Automator have been able to increase the number of tests conducted while decreasing total testing time, thereby achieving significant ROI in a very short time. These results are achieved through the use of automation in both the test execution and test validation phases of testing.

Other features provided by VersaTest Automator include automated test result capture and recording, and the ability to integrate third party tools, such as HP’s Quality Center.

Software test automation

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