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How To Make Sure Your App Ensures User Retention
Posted by Ely Hechtel in Mobile Development & Testing

These days, people approach many brands and products via mobile first, well before heading to the shop or completing a purchase online via a desktop. Some people even look online while they are in a store for an online promotion or to see if the size they want is available, before asking the shop staff. As a matter of fact, the app market is growing rapidly. The revenues from app stores nearly [...]

AI Test Automation: The AI Test Bots Are Coming
Posted by Greg Sypolt in AgileGuest Blog PostsMachine LearningQuality Assurance

You’ve heard of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The term has been around since Allen Newell, Herbert A. Simon, and Cliff Shaw wrote the Logic Theorist in the 1950s. Historically, it’s safe to say you haven’t often heard AI and test automation discussed in tandem. But that is changing. AI testing automation is poised to play an increasingly important role in the future of automated [...]

Where to Start with Mobile Automation?
Posted by Justin Rohrman in Mobile Development & Testing

Where do you start with mobile automation? The approach I see most often is to take a set of test cases, pass them off to a group of automators, and let them work through the stack. Over time, you get some end to end tests, some create, read, update, delete ("CRUD") tests that handle data testing, and some amount of feature coverage. You also get goal displacement. Instead of helping the delivery [...]

How Mobile Completes Your Digital Presence
Posted by Ely Hechtel in MobileMobile Development & Testing

From early 2000 through 2013/2014, companies were committed to having well-designed, highly usable websites, following the trends and rebranding every few years to keep up with user expectations. Having a functional website was the most critical component to expand their digital presence. SEO optimization started to have a big influence on how Google let users search for your website, and [...]

A Screenshot Is Worth 1,000 Lines of Log Data
Posted by Zachary Flower in Software Development & Testing

Imagine it's 5 p.m., and you've just spent hours trying to diagnose a set of broken feature tests to no avail. You can't seem to replicate the issue manually, and the data coming out of the test runs is unhelpful at best, so you do your best to crawl around in the dark until you find a workaround. Sound familiar? This is a scenario that is all too common in webdev testing, and one that can be [...]

Better Together: Real Devices, Emulators & Simulators for Mobile Testing
Posted by Clinton Sprauve in Mobile Development & Testing

For several years now, using emulators and simulators to test mobile applications has gotten a bad rap. This is based on the perception that if you’re not testing on a real device, you’re not testing at all. While real devices give more accurate test results, using them alone is not ideal for scaling and automation of testing. Some startups and SMBs may ignore real devices altogether [...]

The Value of Your QA Department
Posted by Ely Hechtel in Software Development & Testing

Becoming an agile company means internal structure changes as well as the team structure changes. The new formula should focus on having a DevOps and QA department that work together closely. If there is already a QA department, its role needs to be analyzed and the focus should lie on how much value QA can add overall. Testing should not be the last stage before release like in the waterfall [...]

Native vs. Web vs. Hybrid Mobile Apps: Testing Tools and Techniques
Posted by Nadia Minaev in Mobile Development & Testing

Not all apps are made the same. Native web apps, mobile web apps and hybrid mobile apps are different in many ways. For this reason, you have to take a different approach to testing them. Below, I explain how these three types of apps vary and what that means for your testing strategy. Defining Native vs. Web vs. Hybrid Mobile Apps Let’s start by defining each of these types of apps: [...]

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