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IEEE ICT2010 International Conference on Telecommunications 2010

Posted in conference by testing in London on October 31, 2009

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Special Track on Reconfigurable Computing for Telecommunications, Networking, and Signal Processing April 4-7, 2010, Doha, Qatar  Technically sponsored by IEEE IEEE-Communication Society

This year, the International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2010) is dedicating a track to highlight advances in reconfigurable computing technologies.

The Technical Program Committee cordially invites you to submit original papers in one of the following areas.

RECONFIGURABLE ARCHITECTURES: Communication systems; coarse-grained arrays; logic fabrics; interconnects and networks; analog arrays; evolvable hardware and adaptive systems; fault tolerant hardware; intellectual property cores; dynamic, partial, or run-time reconfiguration.

DESIGN METHODOLOGIES AND TOOLS: CAD tools for reconfigurable architectures; domain-specific languages and tools; system-level design techniques; testing, verification, and performance evaluations; hardware/software co-design; system-level partitioning.

HP Loadrunner extension tool

Posted in Load testing,Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on October 30, 2009

From PRWeb

Coradiant Inc., a leader in Web Application Performance Management, has announced the release of TrueSight® Load Test Adapter, a turnkey software product addition to the Coradiant TrueSight Web Application Performance Management family that makes load testing Web applications accurate, faster and less costly. TrueSight Load Test Adapter generates accurate HP LoadRunner™ test scripts derived from real-time, end-user generated traffic captured from a live production environment. TrueSight Load Test Adapter analyzes that traffic and automatically determines the most frequently used click paths and the highest traffic volume requests, allowing quality assurance personnel to auto-generate realistic HP LoadRunner load testing scripts from the most interesting click paths.

Tedious and time-consuming manual generation of load testing scripts using available tools requires that quality assurance personnel make guesses in order to simulate Web site traffic patterns. Available tools don’t generate testing scripts that accurately reflect the highest volume or most frequently used click paths, even when they have access to real traffic. The end result is inaccurate load tests that do not represent real life situations and do not reflect the actual top transactions that exist on sites.

Java code test framework released

Posted in Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on October 29, 2009


Just released by Artima Inc. is ScalaTest 1.0, an open-source testing framework that speed ups the testing process for Java-based applications.

In addition to reducing the number of lines of code required in testing, ScalaTest can run on multiple processor cores for parallel testing.

Released under the Apache 2.0 license, the framework can test either Scala or Java code. By integrating with tools such as JUnit and TestNG, Ant, and Maven, ScalaTest is designed to make it easier to take testing to a higher, more productive level in new or existing Scala or Java projects.

ScalaTest is designed to support different kinds of testing, including unit, functional, integration, and acceptance testing, while supporting test-driven, behavior-driven, and other development methodologies.

Software Performance Assurance

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

From Trading Markets

Software Performance Assurance (SPA), a specialist provider of software testing services has launched its 4G LTE testing solutions extending its Mobility, IMS, 3G, VoIP, GPRS, GSM testing solutions. SPA also announced that it added Spatial Wireless co-founder Mike Tatachar to its leadership team.

“SPA is at the forefront of LTE deployment with its LTE test expertise and LTE test lab,” said Ram Garg, CEO, SPA. “With our strong Mobility, LTE, IMS, 3G, GPRS, and 2G testing solutions, we look forward to working closely with our customers in North America and Europe as they build and transition to LTE during 2009 and beyond.”

SPA also named Mike Tatachar Chief Strategy Officer effective immediately to strengthen its LTE initiative specifically and Telecom capabilities in general. Tatachar, a seasoned telecom executive and entrepreneur, co-founded Spatial Wireless, a startup that built a leading-edge Wireless Call Server, and served as VP of Engineering Operations. Spatial Wireless was eventually sold to Alcatel-Lucent.

Resilience testing

Posted in Acceptance testing by testing in London on October 27, 2009

From OGC

In practice, requirements specification may evolve during the process of system development. Some requirements in the original specification may not have been implemented because of cost or time constraints, or because a more efficient solution has been achieved. Refinements to the requirements may have been identified that do not fundamentally alter the scope of the system.

Acceptance tests usually investigate correct function in handling data, resilience of the system to incorrect input, performance, quality attributes such as usability and documentation. You must also build in procedures for dealing with changes during the operational life of the system, to address any residual faults and the need for improvements over time.

Resilience testing

Introduction to Software Testing

Posted in Software testing book by testing in London on October 26, 2009

Extensively class tested, this text takes an innovative approach to explaining the process of software testing: it defines testing as the process of applying a few well-defined, general-purpose test criteria to a structure or model of the software. The structure of the text directly reflects the pedagogical approach and incorporates the latest innovations in testing, including techniques to test modern types of software such as OO, web applications, and embedded software.

HP targets test tools on Indian ISV community

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

From CRN

HP is betting heavily on the fact that enterprise customers globally are rewriting and replacing enterprise applications, and feels that the vendor’s business optimization solutions are positioned to take on the opportunity in India. HP is targeting Indian ISV community with their Business Technology Optimization(BTO) Software portfolio.

HP over the past five years had acquired a number of enterprise software companies including Mercury(software testing and application lifecycle management), Opsware(data center automation), Peregrine Systems(IT Services Management) and Tower Software(Data Management). HP has updated and integrated most of the software products from these companies including Mercury’s popular testing tools Loadrunner and QualityCenter.

Compliance testers build test center

Posted in Load testing by testing in London on October 23, 2009

From Azobuild

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a leader in compliance testing solutions, announced today the opening of its HVAC/R Performance Test Center in Plano, Texas. The newly expanded facility and the introduction of new cutting edge testing equipment doubles UL’s testing capacity and enhances its HVAC/R performance testing capabilities.

Mobile Application Testing

Posted in Acceptance testing by testing in London on October 22, 2009

From Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Advisory Note: Mobile Application Testing” report to their offering. With the explosion of mobile applications, development of mobile applications has skyrocketed as well. Mobile development requires the same Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) that brings rigour and governance to traditional software development projects. However, it also adds some key challenges. This Research Note discusses some of these challenges, as well as the vendors, such as HP and Microsoft, that are helping mobile development teams solve them.

Mobile device testing

Microsoft offers second beta for Visual Studio 2010

Posted in Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on October 21, 2009

Microsoft will offer the second beta of its upcoming Visual Studio 2010 software development platform and the accompanying .Net Framework 4 programming platform. The Visual Studio platform is being reduced from nine different packaging options to just three primary options.

“The feedback that we’ve heard from our customers was [nine options] was too complicated,” said Mendlen. “There were too many packages to choose from.” The three primary packages, featuring MSDN subscriptions, include:

  • Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN, featuring the full suite of tools including ALM products. Testing and architecture tools also are featured. It carries a price tag of $11,924 for a new customer and $3,841 for a current customer renewing with Microsoft.
  • Visual Studio 2010 Premium with MSDN, featuring the Visual Studio toolset but lacking some architecture capabilities of the Ultimate edition. Some of Microsoft’s ALM suite is included. Premium costs $5,469 for new users and $2,299 for customers seeking renewals.
  • Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN, for basic development tasks. It includes the core version of Visual Studio. It costs $1,199 for a new user and $799 for a renewal.”
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