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The Many Flavors of Software Testing

“Did you test your code?” It’s a simple question, and one that may seem to have a simple answer. But in practice, the answer is not simple. Software testing takes many forms, it should occur at multiple stages in a development project, and it varies in its activities. In fact, it has evolved into modern practices of test-driven development (where you define how to test before [...]

How Model-Based Testing Expands Your Test Coverage
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

Model-based testing is a software testing technique that helps you simplify and accelerate application development without jeopardizing quality. More importantly, the model-based testing technique allows your developers to work in parallel with the implementation of the code for the user story, even as requirements change. If that all sounds great to you and you’re yearning to learn more, [...]

Evolving Your Testing Strategy to Support Mobile Testing
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Guest Blog PostsMobile Development & Testing

Mobile is eating the world—or so some say, at least—and it’s increasingly likely that your organization is now developing mobile applications in addition to traditional non-mobile applications. These may be new applications or mobile versions of existing applications. With the trend toward mobile development comes a need to adjust your testing strategy to support these mobile [...]

The State of IoT Testing
Posted by Twain Taylor in Guest Blog PostsIoT

IoT is moving past the hype curve, past the trough of disillusionment, and into the slope of enlightenment—the model used by Gartner to estimate the traction any new technological innovation currently has. MachNation estimates hyper-growth for IoT in the coming decade. Source: MachNation With revenue from IoT platforms pegged at a mere $3B in 2018, it is set to explode to $65B by 2026. The [...]

QAOps 101: What QAOps Means and Why It Matters for Software Quality
Posted by Chris Riley in Guest Blog PostsQA

If your job includes maintaining software quality and you approach your work from a DevOps mindset, QAOps is one of the terms you may be using these days. What is QAOps, what does it have to do with DevOps, and what does QAOps look like in practice? Keep reading for answers to these questions. Defining QAOps You may have noticed that the DevOps movement has spawned the creation of lots of DevOps [...]

Speed Up Your Tests with Espresso Parallel Testing
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

The chief dilemmas of native mobile app testing include the lack of parallelism, the cost of concurrency with real device hardware, and the challenge of making tests efficient. In this article, I’d like to discuss a solution that can help overcome each of these problems: Running your Google Espresso tests on every pull request, with faster feedback using emulators. While this technique [...]

6 Tips For Improving Your Mobile Testing Strategy
Posted by Daisy Tsang in Guest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

Mobile testing is the process of testing applications that are designed for mobile devices, with a focus on elements such as functionality, usability, performance, and security. The need for a comprehensive mobile testing strategy is growing in importance due to our increasing reliance on handheld devices. In November, 2016 the number of Internet users on handheld devices far exceeded that of [...]

Four Reasons Why It's (Especially) Hard To Build Mobile Apps
Posted by Chris Tozzi in Guest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

Writing good apps is hard. Writing good mobile apps is even harder. Why? Because mobile applications place special burdens on everyone who plays a role in software delivery - from developers to software testers to IT Ops. To understand exactly what makes mobile development so challenging, let's take a look at the special difficulties that arise when you are building a mobile app. An App is an [...]

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