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Testing tool integrated into framework

Posted in Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on July 30, 2009

From Linuxpr

froglogic GmbH, the makers of the popular automated GUI testing tool Squish, today announced their integration solution for the Continuous Integration Framework, Hudson.

Squish is a professional, cross-platform GUI and regression testing tool that supports the creation and execution of automated tests for applications built with a variety of different GUI technologies.

Squish stands out from other GUI test tools by allowing testers to write tests using familiar scripting languages such as JavaScript, Perl, Python, and Tcl. Furthermore, Squish gives testers unprecedented access to the internals of the applications they are testing (to data items, controls, and widgets, etc.), and also leads to the production of very robust and stable GUI tests.

Testing as a service

Posted in Acceptance testing by testing in London on July 29, 2009

From Test & Measurement

Empirix have launched “Testing as a Service” for contact centers. It’s a QA (Quality Assurance) solution for contact centers with new plaform installations or upgrades to new technology solutions.

Empirix Testing as a Service, is a scalable offering that allows even very large call centers or contact centers to assertain the quality of the customer and end user experience as well as the overall performance to ensure the ROI of a contact-center investment. The testing service is highly adaptable and covers the complete contact center infrastructure.

Testing as a Service uses Empirix’s Hammer Test Engine., for both in and out-of-service testing and in-service monitoring basis. There is also a secure, real time reporting function to monitor the testing activities of Empirix’s Testing as a Service.

Testing tools for Blackberry

Posted in testing tool by testing in London on July 29, 2009

From  Fierce Mobile Content

Research In Motion has released two ALM tools: the BlackBerry Web Development Plug-in for Eclipse and BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio version 1.2.,

RIM announced  that both tools feature BlackBerry smartphone simulators for testing and debugging projects, load and performance testing andvisibility of use of web content.

Mobile device testing

IBM add new tool to testing capabilities

Posted in Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on July 28, 2009

IBM has taken over Ounce Labs although the terms of the acquisition have not been made public. Ounce Labs provide tools aimed at managing security risks and vulnerabilities as well as managing testing and compliance issues.

Ounce Labs technology will be join the IBM Rational AppScan family of Web application security and compliance testing solutions. This suite of tools provides companies with a solution for dealing with security risks and vulnerabilities in their software applications. By combining the Ounce Labs technology with Rational tools, IBM can offer security testing support throughout the full Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC).

SDLC tool

Testing FIX

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

From Business Net

Aegisoft, a leading global provider of multi-market high performance trading platforms and FIX validation solutions, announced today that Financial Technologies India Ltd. (FTIL), a world leader in trading technology and development of next generation, multi-asset financial markets, has selected Aegisoft’s Client Simulator to test FTIL’s FIX-based trading gateway, a key component within its exchange trading ecosystem. The companies will also co-market Client Simulator to member exchanges.

Security Application Testing CoE (Centre of Excellence)

Posted in security testing,Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on July 28, 2009

Paladion have built an Application Security Testing Centre of Excellence around the HP Application Security Center software tool, in India. It consists of a dedicated infrastructure, experienced security test professionals and best practices and methods in HP application security center. Its goal is to find and fix security vulnerabilities in software applications through the entire SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle).

Software testing training

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on July 28, 2009

From Cambridge Network

IT training specialist, Focus, has expanded its range of services to help those looking to build a career in Software Testing.

Focus has expanded its schedule of accredited training courses and now offers more UK software testing options than any other company. Training is offered in 11 cities and enables students to achieve the Foundation, Intermediate and Practitioner Certificates awarded by the ISEB (the examination arm of the British Computer Society).

Another new service available from Focus is “LearnTesting”. This portal is for those who prefer the flexibility to study for their software testing qualifications online. The portal provides access to courses developed by a leading UK software testing consultancy.

Microsoft – What is Acceptance Testing?

Posted in Acceptance testing,Software testing by testing in London on July 27, 2009

From Patterns & Practices

This guide is about accepting software. Accepting software involves acceptance testing, but it is much more than that. This guide uses the following terms very specifically:

Acceptance refers to the act of assessing whether a piece of software or a system meets the customers’ expectations. It includes both the acceptance decision and any acceptance testing activities required to collect the data on which the acceptance decision is based. The pre-decision testing activities can be considered “readiness” testing; this concept is described more later in this guide. Both the acceptance testing and the acceptance decision can be relegated to a separate acceptance phase of the project or they can be done throughout the project, which is known as Incremental Acceptance Testing.

Micro Focus offer accepted by Borland

Posted in Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on July 26, 2009

From Ovum

After a protracted battle where it had to raise its offer by 50%, Micro Focus has finally gained approval from 99% of Borland’s shareholders. The bottom line is that Micro Focus is paying a premium for Borland. Entering the QA (Quality Assurance) market won’t be easy, and Micro Focus has paid dearly for the chance

From the point that it announced the dual offers for all of Borland and for Compuware’s testing tools, Micro Focus has been very clear about its goal: it wants to enter the software quality assurance and testing portion of the ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) market and needs to maximize the splash to do so.

The obvious question is what made once venerable Borland, a company that has gone five years without a profitable quarter, worth all the fuss? Borland had some promising products, especially with new offerings for project portfolio management, but that was all they were – promising. The crux of the problem was that Borland’s sales force was simply unable to execute the long sales cycle strategic deals that it needed to survive.

Weinberg speaks on Software Testing

Posted in Acceptance testing by testing in London on July 25, 2009


Jerry Weinberg’s computer career started at IBM in 1956, and he has authored or co-authored more than 30 books, with his own book The Psychology of Computer Programming being the most widely recognised.

Now Mr. Weinberg has teamed up with the Association for Software Testing to deliver a tutorial at the CAST 2009 conference which took place in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 13-16, 2009. The title of the tutorial was Ensuring Testing’s Proper Place In The Organisation, and concentrated on the importance of software testing within an organisation.

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