Neotys Testing Roundup, March 2013 Issue 3

There’s a lot going on in the world of load and performance testing and it seems there’s more to keep up with every day. With that in mind in this issue we’ve collected some of the most interesting links from around the web. Let’s dig more into the argument that began back when someone said, “requirements suck,” find out the top 10 reasons why testing for mobile applications is different, discuss frequently asked questions about load testing to manage application performance and, finally, recite some mantras that just make our lives as testers a bit happier.

1) Requirements. The Reality Is…

If you saw the last issue of Neotys Testing Roundup, this will seem familiar to you. Testing writer Mohinder Khosla is the latest to respond to the ongoing “Requirements Suck” discussion going on among the EuroSTRAR Software Testing Conference audience. If you’re keen on this discussion (and it seems most people are as well as having their own opinion), read on to find out about reconciling differences between business and IT, bridging the gap between development and test, stakeholders to talk to and more.

2) Why Software Testing for Mobile Applications Is Different? Top 10 Reasons

If you thought that multiple browsers made testing difficult for web-based applications, wait until you test mobile apps! A multitude of devices, complex user interactions, several standards to base apps on, network strength, and so much more all make testing for mobile applications difficult. But, beyond being just difficult, it’s different than testing regular apps and you’ve got to treat it that way. Find out more.

3) FAQ: Load Testing Software and Application Performance

This article starts out with the perfect quote for this: “Managing performance with load testing software can make or break an application.” Check out this piece to learn about the problems and best practices around managing performance with load testing software. Also, you’ll learn about the new performance challenges emerging around applications deployed in the Cloud and running on mobile devices.

4) 25 Mantras That Will Make You a Happier Tester

You’re a tester and you’ve got many frustrations in your daily work life that can lead to stress. Some of those things you can change and some you’ve just got to be prepared to live with…or at least that’s the view taken here. Check out these 25 mantras and let us know if you think they’ll lead to a happier work life for you.

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