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So, What’s This I Hear About Appium Automating Desktop Apps?

As of you may have read in my last blog post, Appium is spreading the use of Selenium JSON-wire protocol beyond the world of web and mobile and into new and exciting spaces. Windows Windows has finally arrived after steadily marching forward for the last few years. I wrote a prototype at the end of 2014 for using the Microsoft test automation APIs to drive Windows Phone applications. I took my [...]

Functional Testing And The IoT
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsIoTQAQuality Assurance

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a reality in our everyday lives. We are living in an era of technology in which everyday gadgets have Internet connectivity, and send and receive data. The world is becoming increasingly connected because of the shift to what many are calling the Internet of Things (IoT). How do we ensure quality and security in all these connected gadgets? We all know [...]

Introduction to Usability Testing

Do you ever find yourself wondering if you are building the right product? (Or worse, not thinking about it?) Despite best intentions with Agile, it is easy to lose focus on the client and become ingrained in the technology you are building. But how do you get back to center? Usability Testing is a great way to refocus on the customer. Not only will it put you on the path to the right product, [...]

Selendroid vs. Appium - Which to Choose for Your Mobile App Testing
Posted by Twain Taylor in AppiumGuest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

Two very popular mobile test automation tools in the industry right now are Selendroid and Appium. Both are loved by the developer community, and for good reason. In fact, they’re so popular that Selendroid is currently bundled into the Appium package in order to provide support for Android versions 2.3 through 4.1. Appium automatically switches to Selendroid when users want to run tests [...]

Teach Automated Testing With More Show and Less Tell

Writing automated tests can be daunting. Teaching someone else is even more intimidating. For many technology professionals, testing just doesn’t seem worthwhile and certainly isn’t as interesting as writing new code. Far too many organizations boast impressive-looking test suites that, on close examination, don’t add value. However, high-quality automated testing not only [...]

Unit Testing Chef Cookbooks with ChefSpec
Posted by Greg Sypolt in ChefDevOpsGuest Blog Posts

I recently had the opportunity to get involved with Chef cookbook development, and begin learning how to write some tests for infrastructure code by using various testing frameworks. One critical aspect of developing any code is writing unit tests. We use ChefSpec - it's a unit testing framework for testing Chef cookbooks. ChefSpec is simple to write. It reads a whole lot easier than other unit [...]

The Case for End-To-End Testing in the Age of DevOps

In the age of DevOps, virtual machines, continuous delivery, and microservices, is end-to-end testing necessary? Is it even viable? The short answers are "yes" and "yes". But don’t just take my quick word for it. Let me explain why end-to-end testing is crucial for effective DevOps. Defining End-to-End Testing Before we consider what value end-to-end testing brings to an organization, let [...]

SeConf UK 2016 - A Recap of What’s on the Horizon for Selenium
Posted by Dan Cuellar in Guest Blog PostsSeleniumSelenium Resources

So, I made it out to the London Selenium Conference last week and I thought I'd share with you a quick recap of some of the bits I found interesting, several of which reveal what may be coming next in the world of Selenium automation. Moving Beyond the Page Object Model Whenever I've used page objects in the past I've always felt that while they have many benefits, but also that they were only [...]

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