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By Christopher Saleh | All the news and information in one place. Gathering and writing what you want, and filter the rest. A software testing magazine for software testers and QA/QE professionals with the eye on the future of QA and testing.

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Apple will let developers port iOS apps to macOS in 2019

Previewed today with the News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home in Mojave<p>Macs and iOS devices have been getting closer and closer to each other in terms of functionality, and now Apple is bridging that gap with an announcement that the company will be making it easier to port iOS applications over to …

Apple

Let's all chill out about this whole 'Alexa is spying on you' thing

On Thursday, Amazon confirmed a report from local Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO-7 about an Oregon family's Amazon Echo sending a private audio …

The Software Testing and QA Daily

Algorithm Works to Silence Online Chatroom Sex Predators

A new computer algorithm may help to identify sexual predators who target children in chatrooms. The algorithm, dubbed CATT, can identify language …

The 5 Best Websites To Learn Python Programming

Advertisement<p>Over the past decade, the Python programming language has exploded in popularity amongst programmers in all areas of coding. From web …

Major new iOS bug can crash iPhones and disable access to apps and iMessages

Here we go again<p>Apple had a shockingly bad week of software problems just before the end of 2017, and it looks like 2018 isn’t starting so well either. A new bug has been discovered in iOS 11 that lets people send a specific character that will crash an iPhone and block access to the Messages app …

Apps

Oracle to expand automation capabilities across developer cloud services

Last fall at Oracle OpenWorld, chairman Larry Ellison showed he was a man of the people by comparing the company’s new autonomous database service to auto-pilot on his private plane. Regardless, those autonomous capabilities were pretty advanced, providing customers with a self-provisioning, …

Artificial Intelligence

New report explains the thinking behind Apple’s new focus on software quality

We heard last month that Apple was setting a new focus for iOS 12: prioritizing quality and reliability over shiny new features.<p>Apple had been working on updates to the Home screen, CarPlay experience, updates to the stock Mail app and enhancements to photo editing and sharing. These projects have …

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with gaming, privacy, graphics, Eye Control, and Bluetooth improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with gaming, privacy, graphics, Eye Control, security, Bluetooth, Edge, and input improvements. This build is part of the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is likely to ship …

The Role of Software Testing - Where are we going? (Part2)

Where are we going?<p>In the first part of this blog I covered the changes in the software role, in the second part of this blog I will cover how …

11 Best-Paying Cloud Skills

In a recent survey, IT managers said that they were willing to pay more for employees with these hard-to-find cloud skills.<p>1 of 12<p>Cloud computing …

Risk Based Testing: Approach, Matrix, Process & Examples

What is Risk Based Testing?<p>Risk based testing is prioritizing the feature's, modules and functions of the Application Under Test based on impact and …

Reality Check:The Role Of Manual Testing In DevOps February 28, 2018 2

• What the future holds for the role of manual testing and UI test automation<br>• How teams can achieve their required level of testing, without slowing …

Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters

SEATTLE — Like a college applicant waiting for that special message in the mail, officials in Boston got what they wanted on Thursday: a cryptic four-sentence note informing them that the city made the finals in its bid to host Amazon’s second headquarters.<p>“We would like to move Boston forward in …

Enterprise Tech

Google’s warning to mobile publishers: Slow-loading pages will see reduced rank

If you do a Google search on your smartphone, pages that take forever to load might not show up anywhere near the top of the results. That is, unless the page is so relevant that not including it in the results would be a disservice to the user, Google said in a blog post today.<p>The ranking tweak, …

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How Google Tests Software

How to write a Test Plan: PractITest- QA and Test Management Tool

How to write a test plan?<p>Are you wasting your time using unstructured and unplanned testing?<p>There is a very big difference between informal testing …

Software Development

How to write a Test Case: PractiTest- QA and Test Management Tool

You are always running late, by the time you can start your testing the development team is already pushing out builds with tons of functionality, …

Software Development

Cybersecurity startups raked in $7.6 billion in VC money in 2017 — twice as much as the year before

Cybersecurity has repeatedly been in the news of late, and startups that specialize in it are raking in investments as a result.<p>Venture capitalists invested twice as much money in cybersecurity startups in 2017 as they did the year before, according to new data from CB Insights.<p>Globally, venture …

The Role of Software Testing - how did we get here? (Part1)

How did we get here?<p>The role of software testing has changed dramatically in the last number number of years. In this 2 part blog I will cover how …

DevOps

afl-unicorn: Fuzzing Arbitrary Binary Code

American Fuzzy Lop (AFL) is awesome. It’s easily the best thing out there for quickly doing cutting-edge fuzzing analysis on command line …

Information Security

Testim.io raises $5.6 million for its autonomous software testing system

Testim.io builds software that helps businesses automatically test their websites to ensure they remain functional, and today the startup announced that it has raised a $6.5 million round of series A funding to propel its growth.<p>Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round, which brought Testim’s …

Test Automation: The Right Way Up

Automated Testing

How to Overcome UI Automation Testing Challenges?

Monday July 31, 2017<p>“UI automation testing is time consuming, boring and expensive.” If you believe this, you will soon change your perception by the …

Top 7 QA and Testing Trends for this Winter

Monday September 18, 2017<p>The QA (Quality Assurance) and the Software Testing industries have observed rapid evolutions in the recent past. This …

Will Equifax be held accountable?

Americans are outraged about the Equifax data breach that exposed the personal and financial data of 143 million people.<p>The hack leaves half of Americans extremely vulnerable to theft, fraud, and a number of other crimes for years to come.<p>Now that many have taken immediate precautions to protect …

How predictive analytics will forever change the approach to software testing and QA For the past 3 years, I've been fixated on how to integrate predictive analytics or machine learning to prevent bugs or defects before they are introduced into a software during software development life cycle. Predictive analytics is not new in many product development processes, and is not exactly unheard of for software testing and QA. However recent trend is software testing, and amount of data it provides during various testing phases, gives us more vital data points to utilize in predicting and preventing potential problems before they manifest. The key is monitoring and analysis of vital data points that play important role in avoiding future problems. Power of prediction based on collected data has changed the likes of financial forecasting, medical diagnosis, and insurance industry, and the time is right to deliver higher quality software with fewer defects, while reducing the time QA teams spend in reactive mode, and more in proactive mode. It's a sustainable, reusable process that matures and grows smarter exponentially with each iteration. #SWTesting #QA #AI

6 Features to Look for in an Ideal Test Management Tool

July 24, 2017<p>When it comes to steering test projects in the Agile discipline, integrating QA activities with a solid test management platform is …