The five most common mobile testing myths

Mobile has dramatically transformed the way consumers live and work. As mobile technology has become more sophisticated, the expectations that consumers have for their experiences have risen greatly. In this new high-stakes world, producing a mobile application that delights customers is more important than ever. But when it comes to determining what constitutes a great … continue reading

Rainforest QA

Rainforest QA Mobile App Testing, Dart 1.24, and Yahoo joins Verizon — SD Times news digest: June 14, 2017

Rainforest QA launched its new Rainforest QA Mobile App Testing solution, which offers crowdtesting that combines virtual machines and real devices. It’s built on Rainforest QA’s crowdsourcing and AI platform, and gives teams testing results without requiring additional engineering resources to manage. “Traditional mobile testing solutions that rely on testers using their personal devices take … continue reading

Rollout.io’s Apple App Store proposal, DeepMind’s continual learning AI, and Java 8 support in Android–SD Times news digest: March 15, 2017

In an open letter, Rollout.io is proposing a secure JavaScript Injection approval process to Apple in order to address App Store concerns. Rollout.io recently came under fire for its framework that allows developers to deploy updates directly to their live iOS apps. According to Apple, developers should not be able to change their applications after … continue reading

The Software Testing World Cup Chronicles, Part III: Testing our limits to Germany and back

It’s been a couple weeks since the grueling Software Testing World Cup Finals, and the team has finally had some time to catch our collective breath, reflect on the experience as a whole, and garner some lessons learned. First and foremost, the entire competition was a rewarding experience for me and the rest of the … continue reading

The Software Testing World Cup Chronicles, Part II: Ready, set, TEST!

On the day of the Software Testing World Cup Finals, it was an understatement to say my team and I were nervous. We knew we had worked our hardest to prepare, but the fact that none of us knew exactly what lie ahead for us to test left us with an air of uncertainty. The … continue reading

Guest View: Understand the mobile ecosystem before you test

Mobile apps are a necessity for companies of all sizes, and apps are getting more complex all the time. That along with the dizzying array of devices requires a well thought-out mobile testing strategy. And it will involve a bit of risk/reward analysis. Mobile apps come with inherent risks. For usability, compatibility and responsiveness testing, … continue reading

Spotify is moving to the Google Cloud, Java 9 addresses GTK 3 GUI toolkit , and Twitter introduces a Fabric mobile app—SD Times news digest: Feb. 24, 2016

Spotify has announced it is working with the Google Cloud Platform team to provide platform infrastructure for Spotify everywhere. In the past, Spotify has taken a traditional approach by buying or leasing data center space, server hardware and networking gear close to its customers. This has allowed it to deliver music instantly, wherever the customers … continue reading

Mobile testing in an IoT world

With agile and DevOps becoming the new normal, mobile testing has become increasingly complex. The releases come at a rapid-fire pace, and the stakes for mistakes are high. Since the Internet of Things has moved forward, the complexity of devices has also increased. Now, smartphones need to communicate with appliances and televisions need to communicate … continue reading

Android Emulator, match for code signing identities, and new startup Enki—SD Times news digest: Dec. 11, 2015

An early preview of Google’s new Android Emulator is available for developers to try out. The emulator will be a part of Android Studio 2.0, and it aims to help developers test out their apps. The emulator allows users to test their apps with the latest Android versions on different screen sizes and configurations beyond … continue reading

Perfecto Mobile release tries to tackle the ever-changing mobile landscape

When it comes to mobile, developers and testers have a plethora of devices, platforms and screen sizes they have to consider. To help navigate them through this fragmented space, Perfecto Mobile has announced the Mobile Test Coverage Index: a baseline designed to help organizations determine what devices, operating systems and form factors they should be … continue reading

Testing changes in agile development shops, study finds

As agile practices, Continuous Integration and other new methodologies come into development environments, organizations have come to realize they need to change the way they test software. Among the changes highlighted in a recent survey of more than 500 developers by Dimensional Research and sponsored by Sauce Labs are that organizations are doing more automated … continue reading

Xamarin Test Cloud expands number of devices tested

When it comes to mobile testing, developers have to test their app on an wide array of devices and platforms. There are about 19,000 distinct Android devices (according to OpenSignal’s recent fragmentation report) and more than a dozen iOS devices, making it difficult for developers to ensure their app performs and behaves well across every … continue reading

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