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When to Automate Mobile Tests

There are a few speed bumps in the path of releasing mobile products, even for teams with the most current XP/agile/DevOps process. New software is usually delivered through iTunes or the Google Play store. Before getting into the store, there are approval and testing procedures that companies must follow. Getting a new version out if there are bugs in production is more complicated than [...]

3 Things to Consider as You Adopt a Mobile Regression Testing Plan
Posted by Sauce Labs in MobileMobile Development & Testing

As testers who focus primarily on testing web and desktop applications, what is the difference between regression testing traditional web/desktop applications and mobile applications? The standard Wikipedia definition of regression testing is the process of testing changes to computer programs to make sure that the older programming still works with the new changes. Regression testing is a [...]

Appium 1.6.5 Released on Sauce Labs
Posted by Isaac Murchie in AppiumAppium ResourcesMobileNews & Product Updates

We're happy to announce that Appium 1.6.5 has been released to the community and to Sauce Labs! This version is only available for Emu/Sim at the moment, not yet TestObject. Appium 1.6.5 fixes many issues and continues the trend to make more aspects of the automation process configurable. Here is an overview of the changes.  General Add --enable-heapdump server flag to turn on NodeJS [...]

Mobile App Testing - Main Challenges, Different Approaches, One Solution
Posted by Ely Hechtel in MobileMobile Development & Testing

Mobile app testing is crucial  for mobile app development in the digital transformation era we live in. A large number of companies are already aware of how important mobile app testing is, but most of them struggle with implementing it successfully in their development cycle. This free ebook gives an overview on this hot topic for those who are starting to approach this subject and for [...]

Manual Testing on Mobile Devices
Posted by Brena Monteiro in MobileMobile Development & Testing

In the DevOps age, “manual” may sound like a bad word. But manual tests still have an important role to play, even for organizations that successfully automate most of their tasks. Nowhere is the importance of manual testing clearer than in the context of writing software for mobile devices. Below, I’ll discuss the importance of manual tests for mobile, and how to perform them. [...]

How Many Mobile Devices Are There, Anyway?
Posted by Twain Taylor in Mobile

You’ve probably seen this image about the form factor of mobile devices, before and after the iPhone launched in 2007. Source: CultOfMac.com It’s clear that the iPhone has led to a lot of standardization in the form factor of mobile devices. If you’ve been an observer of the mobile ecosystem, you may assume there is a lack of innovation in the space since the iPhone’s [...]

Why You Should Abandon Traditional Mobile QA Methodology

Along with new development methods, mobile testing and QA practices have also changed in the last few years, leaning towards continuous integration and continuous delivery. This is pushing companies to abandon their traditional testing approach, moving towards adopting a more agile process to accelerate the products’ time to market.

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