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Next Generation Testing Conference

Posted in Events and improvement,Software testing by testing in London on November 1, 2011

There is a testing conference in London for the next two days at the Novotel London West. It’s called Next Generation Testing and you can find out more information about it here.

Key themes are:

  •  Agile Testing
  • Behaviour Driven Development
  • Automating Requirements
  • User Acceptance to Avoid IT Disasters
  • Risk Based Testing.

Other topics covered include:

  • Assuring quality in a virtualised operating environment
  • Cloud Testing
  • Expressing Testing in terms of Business Outcomes
  • Improved Test Design
  • Test Automation Strategies

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Microsoft put Office 365 up for beta testing

Posted in Events and improvement by testing in London on April 20, 2011

Microsoft have announced that they are now conducting beta testing on their business tool suite Office 365. This set of business applications includes Microsoft Office, Exchange and SharePoint. The beta release includes the opening of Microsofts online store for apps and services: Office 365 Marketplace.

Organisations that want to sign up for beta testing can do so here. There is both a small business (up to 25 users) and an Enterprise version available

ALM briefing on QA Testing

Posted in Events and improvement by testing in London on March 14, 2011

From Microsoft

The ALM Briefing “Quality Assurance & Testing” will only scratch the surface of this important topic, but give you exciting insights in how we do quality assurance and testing at Microsoft, what the requirements are for a good testing tool from an independent expert’s perspective; and last but not least an overview of the new testing capabilities in Visual Studio 2010.

This event is aimed at QA or development managers, technical and non-technical testers, business analysts, and quality-conscious developers working on cross-functional teams. The technical level of this briefing is 100 (introductory and overview material); it assumes little or no expertise.

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Software testing training

Posted in Events and improvement,Software testing by testing in London on October 14, 2009

From Trading Markets

Software Test and Performance Collaborative the community for software test and QA professionals, will bring world-class professional training and education to the Boston area October 19th – 23rd, 2009.

STP’s Three-day Training Courses will include the all-new STP Agile Testing Course, led by test industry expert Bob Galen and the STP Test Automation Course, led by Robert Walsh of EnvisionWare, along with open source expert Eric Pugh. One-day STP Workshops will include the Test Management Workshop with industry consultant Rex Black, and the Performance Testing Workshop, led by Scott Barber, executive director of the Association for Software Testing.

Oracle Selects Pearson VUE as Its Test Delivery Provider

Posted in Events and improvement by testing in London on September 11, 2009

From Reuters

Pearson VUE, the leader in secure high-stakes testing, announced today that Oracle has chosen Pearson VUE as its testing provider. All exams will be delivered globally through the Pearson VUE(R) Authorized Test Center network of more than 5,000 sites in 165 countries.

Oracle is the world’s largest business software company. Oracle certifications provide IT professionals and managers reliable validation of an individual’s training and experience. Each Oracle certification level signifies a benchmark of experience and expertise, and is recognized for its value and relevance in the IT industry. Today there are more than 600,000 Oracle Certified Professionals worldwide.

Software testing conference offers student discounts

Posted in Events and improvement,Software testing by testing in London on June 16, 2009


As the Association for Software Testing (or AST) gears up for it’s fourth annual software testing conference, CAST 2009, IT students find themselves getting a much needed break when it comes to conference fees. In order to facilitate a greater understanding of the realm of software testing, and to foster more interest in the industry, AST is offering students the opportunity to attend the conference for approximately half the regular non-member rate.

CAST 2009 is designed to advance awareness of the art of software testing, as well as give attendees a place to learn about, discuss and share new ideas and practices with both experts in the field and their peers. The conference draws software testers, as well as those wishing to become software testers, from around the globe.

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Software Testing Weeks

Posted in Events and improvement,Software testing by testing in London on May 19, 2009

From The Channel

The event will take place in Wellington between 3 and 7 August and then in Auckland between 26 and 30 October.

Topics covered include International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) foundation and advanced test analyst and test manager courses, business analysis courses and various courses on testing processes.

All participants attending courses during testing weeks will receive two free tickets to attend a seminar on Estimation, Test Process Improvement or the Planit Testing Index.

Software testing and QA call for papers

Posted in conference,Events and improvement,Software testing by testing in London on April 11, 2009

From DbWorld

Call For Paper for the International Workshop on Software Quality (SQ: 2009) in conjunction with ISCIS 2009. A Workshop on “Software Quality SQ” (SQ 2009) will be held in METU Northern Cyprus Campus, in conjunction with 24th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS), during September 14-16, 2009. Submission deadline: April 17, 2009 .

Topics for papers include but not limited to:

  • Software testing & QA fundamentals
  • Software testing models and approaches
  • Software testing tools and frameworks
  • Software test design,
  • Project management methods and approaches
  • Software Process Improvement (SPI)

IFIP Conference (including software testing)

Posted in conference,Events and improvement,Software testing by testing in London on April 7, 2009

From DbWorld

The 4th IFIP TC2 Central and East European Conference on Software Engineering Techniques takes place in Krakow, Poland on October 12-14, 2009.

The conference is to be a forum for presentation and evaluation of both, currently used methods and techniques and new approaches or directions in software engineering. Main topics of the conference will include all aspects of software development:

  • Model-driven software development
  • Software development methodologies
  • Software requirements engineering and modelling
  • Software quality assurance
  • Software measurement and metrics
  • Software testing, analysis and verification
  • Software products and process improvement
  • Agile software development methodologies and practices
  • Evidence-based software engineering
  • Software project management

Software Testing and Quality Assurance Book

Posted in Events and improvement,Software testing,Software testing book by testing in London on March 27, 2009

From Amazon

This book is not primarily for software test and QA (Quality Assurance) professionals who are working in ‘typical’ organisations. The Best Practice approach in this book is based on ITIL testing and is well suited to any IT organisation that takes its software testing serious. Moreover, unless software engineering practices across the organisation are mature the approach will probably fail. However, that does not prevent even an organisation with a yet to be developed testing process from selecting best practices and tasks set forth in this book and applying them. The net result will be an incremental improvement, and may be the catalyst for larger improvements with large wins.

This book is invaluable to organisations that are committed to software engineering at the defined, managed or optimising levels of maturity. It distills formal test practices drawn from a variety of ITIL and IT service Management sources into a succinct, process-oriented guide. The book is filled with templates and examples to set up and manage the process. ITIL and IT Service Management are not rigid, but can be tailored to any software practices and approaches, especially by using the plans and templates provided.If your organization is pursuing software change without risk, or are contractually required to have a formal software engineering process or process capability, this book will address the software testing process areas of a larger initiative.

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