infeurope S.A. has joined the Partner Program at the Gold partnership level.
ISTQB® is proud to announce that the Winner of the ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award 2014 is Mr. Capers Jones for his notable contributions in increasing public awareness of the importance of software engineering best practices and in contributing quantitative data to the international community. Capers is a well-known author and international public speaker and has designed a range of risk, cost, and quality estimation and measurement tools. During his extensive career Mr Capers Jones, along with his colleagues, has collected data from thousands of projects, hundreds of corporations, and dozens of government organizations. This historical data is a key resource for judging the effectiveness of software process improvement methods and also for calibrating software estimation accuracy.
The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of London on 4 July approved Expert Level Syllabus - Test Automation - Engineering Version 2014 to be released. Download Syllabus and other available documents
The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of London on 4 July approved ISTQB® Glossary Version 2.4. to be released. Download Glossary and other available documents
The General Assembly meeting of London 4 July approved the admission of Azerbaijan as a new ISTQB® member. Find the ISTQB® Board closest to you!
The General Assembly meeting of London 4 July approved the admission of Morocco as a new ISTQB® member. Find the ISTQB® Board closest to you
Kanban features some similarities to Scrum. In both frameworks, visualizing the active tasks (e.g., on a public whiteboard) provides transparency of content and progress of tasks. Tasks not yet scheduled are waiting in a backlog and moved onto the Kanban board as soon as there is new space (production capacity) available. Iterations or sprints are optional in Kanban. The Kanban process allows releasing its deliverables item by item, rather than as part of a release. Timeboxing as a synchronizing mechanism, therefore, is optional, unlike in Scrum, which synchronizes all tasks within a sprint. (*On Chapter 1.2 Aspects of Agile Approaches in Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension).
*Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension has been released. Download Syllabus and all related documents
Vodafone International Services has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. See http://www.vodafone.com/
Testing through the cloud expands the reach of testing across geographical locations, with potentially limitless testing capability. With all these benefits come some additional challenges. From the testing point of view, what are these challenges? Leave your comment under this topic
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. According to Gartner, Inc. The Internet of Things (IoT), which excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones, will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020 representing an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion in 2009. Due to complexity this is challenging for testing point of view.
There are lots of interconnected systems that are not under your control. As a tester, what is your Testing Strategy for testing in IoT? How to test there?
Testers should play an important role in the retrospectives, and test activities should be examined in the retrospectives. Testers are part of the team and bring their unique perspective (*On Chapter 1.2.3 Retrospectives in Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension).
Tell us about your experiences about retrospectives from the point of view of testing and leave your comment under this topic https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140723100051-137932239-tester-are-you-playing-an-important-role-in-the-retrospectives
*Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension has been released. Download Syllabus and all related documents.
FiSTB organizes third annual FiSTB Testing Assembly on Thursday 25.9.2014 in Hotel Presidentti, Helsinki. Seminar is free for FiSTB- and TestausOSY/FAST-members and for the ones that have ISTQB/ISEB certificate. For others the registration fee is 100€. Click here for the registration to the seminar (DL 7.9.2014). See more information about the conference.
As part of its ongoing commitment to advancing the software testing profession, the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) is proud to announce the release of the Agile Tester Foundation Extension. These days all software testing professionals need to be familiar with the values and principles that underpin agile projects and this is why the new module has been created as an optional extension to the Foundation level. Download Syllabus and all related documents in here
Choucair Cardenas Testing S.A. has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. See www.choucairtesting.com
Follow our 3 step process for applying for ISTQB® Partner Program. Today over 60 companies all over the world have been applied for ISTQB® Partner Program! See more in http://www.istqb.org/partner/become-a-partner/how-to-become-a-partner.html
Capgemini Italia SpA has joined the program at the Gold partnership level. See www.it.capgemini.com/
The certification for Foundation Level Extension – Agile Tester is designed for professionals who are working within Agile environments. It is also for professionals who are planning to start implementing Agile methods in the near future, or are working within companies that plan to do so, The certification provides an advantage for those who would like to know the required Agile activities, roles, methods, and methodologies specific to their role. Foundation Level Agile Tester Extension will be released soon. Stay tuned and visit www.istqb.org
Acceptance Test-Driven Development
Acceptance test-driven development [Adzic09], like test-driven development, is also based on the test first concept. It defines acceptance criteria and tests early in the development process during the creation of the user story (see Section 1.2.2). Acceptance test-driven development is a collaborative approach that allows every stakeholder to understand how the software component has to behave and what the developers, testers, and business representatives need to ensure this behavior.
The following is a typical acceptance test-driven development cycle:
Acceptance test-driven development creates reusable tests for regression testing. Specific tools support creation and execution of such tests, often within the continuous integration process. These tools can connect to data and service layers of the application. This allows tests to be executed at the system or acceptance level, in the appropriate test environments. Acceptance test-driven development allows quick resolution of defects and validation of feature behavior. It helps determine if the acceptance criteria are met for the feature. Acceptance test-driven development facilitates the use of external testing teams to perform functional testing.
The text above is a sample from the upcoming Agile Tester Extension that will be released soon. Visit www.istqb.org to get latest information.
ISTQB® has launched the ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award, an annual prize that is given for outstanding contributions to the field of software quality. Anyone can make a nomination for the Award, which recognises innovation, research, and the promotion of the software testing profession. Nominate your choice for the International Software Testing Excellence Award before the 16th of August. See more information in http://awards.istqb.org/
As of September 2013, ISTQB® has issued 320,000 certifications in 70 countries world-wide, with a growth rate of more than 12,000 certifications per quarter. The scheme relies on a Body of Knowledge (Syllabi and Glossary) and exam rules that are applied consistently all over the world, with exams and supporting material being available in many languages. See more facts & figures