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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 [...]

How I Became an Automation Engineer
Posted by Cordny Nederkoorn in AutomationGuest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

I’m an automation engineer. I haven’t always been one, however. Fifteen years ago, I started my adventure as a software tester. Very quickly, I saw the advantages of automating recurring tests (regression tests), and I started to use specialized frameworks like Selenium, JMeter and Postman for test automation. It took time, though, for me to learn how to make the most of these [...]

Measuring the Effectiveness of your Testing Strategy
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in AnalyticsContinuous TestingGuest Blog Posts

Automated software testing has many advantages over its manual counterpart. From providing greater accuracy due to the elimination of human error to increasing both test coverage and the speed of testing with concepts such as parallel testing, automated testing has obvious advantages that cannot be ignored by a DevOps organization striving to build quality software on a tight delivery schedule. [...]

The Why and How of Tap Compare Testing

As software companies strive to release software faster and faster, they must ensure that the software they are releasing is properly controlled for quality. One novel software testing strategy that can help to improve quality without compromising delivery speed is a process known as tap compare testing. Let’s take a look at what this entails and how it can help your organization. What is [...]

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 [...]

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