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To Develop, Or Not Develop
Posted by Melissa Eaden in Software Development & Testing

Why I Am Not A Developer, I’m A Tester Over my career, I’ve had a number of folks, at different companies, ask why I am not a developer. I thought I would take the time to explain a few reasons why testing, and being a tester, is something I’m passionate about. Writing Code Is Boring, Kinda If your first thought about this is “she can’t write code, [...]

Automation Program Management, Product Owners, and Why You Need Them
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Best Practices

Around nine months ago, our engineering productivity (EP) team was in its infancy. We had just rebranded from QA, and our top priority was automation. I've touched a bit on our overall goals previously. This post isn’t about that. Today, I want to talk about a role we’ve never had before on our automation projects, and it’s one we have found to be indispensable—Meet the [...]

Five XCUITest Best Practices
Posted by Michael Churchman in Mobile Development & Testing

If you're testing apps for iOS 9.3 and above, there's a good chance that you are or will be using the XCUITest framework. In this post, we'll take a look at some XCUITest best practices, and how to incorporate them into your test regime. XCUITest Let's start with a quick overview of XCUITest: XCUITest is part of the XCTest testing framework, which in turn is part of Apple's XCode development [...]

Improving Mobile Testing with Device Access
Posted by Twain Taylor in Mobile Development & Testing

Setting up and maintaining your own test infrastructure and device lab in-house is getting harder and harder to do. That’s why using an on-demand testing service for the bulk of your testing is the way to go for DevOps teams. Why, you ask? Well, let us count the ways. Here’s a look at the main reasons why you’ll derive the greatest value by using an on-demand testing service. [...]

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 [...]

JIRA Cloud And BambooHR Integration
Posted by Gavin Mogan in JIRAOpen Source

As a development shop, Sauce Labs builds a lot of internal tools. We try to open source as many as we can. As such, we are happy to announce the availability of our own JIRA Cloud and BambooHR integration as an open source project. One of our developers started this project after an offhand comment made by the IT team. They really wanted an easy way to know who someone’s manager was, and [...]

An Introduction To Accessibility Testing

Accessibility testing is a subset of usability testing that takes into consideration both users with and without disabilities. In particular, it focuses on testing software, mobile apps and websites. Since 15 percent of the world population has some kind of disability, and three percent of those people have significant disabilities, accessibility testing is critical. QA performs the same tests [...]

A Comprehensive Approach to Mobile Application Testing
Posted by Mike Mackrory in Mobile Development & Testing

In the world of mobile application development, you may find yourself deciding whether to rely on testing with actual devices for your tests or to make use of emulated devices testing against a simulated environment—but the question you really should be asking isn’t about the use of one or the other. Instead, you need to focus on why both are important, and how you can test with both. [...]

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