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To Build or To Buy: The Digital Transformation Conundrum
Posted by Kimberly Falk in AppiumQASeleniumSoftware Development & Testing

On the road to digital maturity, the question of build vs. buy often arises for many companies when it comes to technology initiatives. And discussions tend to fall into two camps—customization and cost. Established companies like to perceive themselves as highly unique with any off-the-shelf package requiring extensive customization to meet their specific needs. And cost-conscious [...]

Three of the Latest, Greatest Software Testing Framework Updates
Posted by Michael Churchman in AppiumSeleniumSoftware Development & Testing

What's new in open source software testing frameworks? That’s a question you may find yourself asking occasionally. It isn't always easy to keep up with the changes in software development tools these days. The nature of continuous delivery requires developers to focus on rapid iteration updates to software, with correspondingly less emphasis on careful documentation of earlier versions and [...]

AppiumConf 2018 Retrospective and Highlights
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumGuest Blog PostsMobile Development & Testing

AppiumConf 2018 is now, weirdly, a thing of the past. (Well, it took place the other week, so what’s weird about it being in the past? The reason is that so much of the conference was devoted to looking forward to the future!) Still, the echoes of inspiration continue to reverberate through my thoughts, and I’m sure many other attendees would say the same thing—or maybe [...]

Get Excited About AppiumConf!
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumAppium ResourcesEventsGuest Blog Posts

With AppiumConf taking the world* by storm later this week, let’s have a quick look at what there is to be excited about. The Talks Every conference is supposedly primarily about the content, right? So we should definitely explore what’s in store at AppiumConf. When putting the conference together, we decided on a single-track conference. These have always been my personal [...]

SauceCon 2018: Mobile Content Roundup

I recently participated in the 2018 edition of the annual Sauce Labs conference, SauceCon. It was a fantastic event overall, and I had a lot of fun listening to talks and meeting people who are involved in all stages and modes of automated testing. What follows is a brief wrap-up of the nine mobile-focused talks from SauceCon. As a bit of an Appium guy (understatement anyone?), I was particularly [...]

Appium and the Fallacy of the Zero Sum Game
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumGuest Blog PostsLoad TestingMobile Development & Testing

Let me begin this post by throwing out some buzzwords: DevOps! Continuous Delivery! Agile! There. Now that we’ve dispensed with SEO pleasantries we can have an honest chat. There are a lot of choices when it comes to setting up your mobile testing framework and environment. Chief among these choices is what to rely on as your automation engine: Appium, XCUITest, Espresso, Earl Grey, [...]

Announcing Appium 1.7.2
Posted by Isaac Murchie in AppiumMobileNews & Product Updates

The Open Source team and Appium Project are pleased to announce the availability of Appium 1.7.2. Appium 1.7.2 is a feature and bug fix release. It fixes many issues found in earlier releases. On Sauce Labs, it is available to be used by specifying the appiumVersion desired capability, either setting it to "latest", or to "1.7.2". Here is a summary of the release notes. General Fix memory leak [...]

4 Reasons Why Open Source Testing Is the Best Foundation for Software Quality
Posted by Twain Taylor in AppiumSeleniumSoftware Development & Testing

Over the past decade, open source testing tools have sprung up to revolutionize the world of QA. Here’s a list of the most popular open source testing tools available today: Selenium: A test automation tool that automates actions in the browser Appium: The mobile counterpart to Selenium used for automated testing on both iOS and Android JMeter: A performance testing tool written in Java [...]

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