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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. [...]

Why Automated Testing is Critical to Your Mobile Applications
Posted by Mike Mackrory in Mobile Development & Testing

For even the most battle-hardened developer, the world of mobile development can be fraught with pitfalls and unseen dangers. No longer is the developer simply responsible for producing bug-free and fault-tolerant code—now they must deploy those solutions into an environment with: An ever-increasing number of devices, each with a unique set of special features Software updates and [...]

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 [...]

Microservices and Quality Assurance-Or, Software Testing in the Age of Docker
Posted by Chris Tozzi in AgileQuality Assurance

So you’ve decided to ride the Docker wave and refactor your application to a microservices architecture—or, perhaps, to rebuild it from the ground up to run as microservices. Good for you. As any DevOps engineer will tell you, today, microservices make software delivery more flexible, agile and speedy. But before refactoring or rebuilding your app under a microservices architecture [...]

Achieving Continuous Integration (CI) Excellence through Test Automation
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Continuous Integration

Achieving Continuous Integration (CI) excellence through the test automation role is evolving, and will be entirely different in the future. At Gannett - USA Today Network, where I work in a quality assurance role, the change has started by blurring the lines between Test Automation and DevOps. Let’s take a closer look at CI excellence by dividing it into three tiers: the practices, how to [...]

SauceCon 2017 Brings Testers Together for Three Days of Intense Learning
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in Events

Last week, we hosted the inaugural SauceCon, a three-day event filled with training, workshops, best practices, and visionary content from the leading minds in automated testing. The conference provided the opportunity for testers and QA folks from across the globe to come together and learn from each other about how they are using the Sauce Labs platform as well as Selenium and [...]

Emulators are Great, But Real-Device Testing Is Still Essential
Posted by Brena Monteiro in Mobile Development & Testing

Emulators have come far since the early days of software testing. Today, emulators work so well that you may wonder why you can’t use them for everything. Well, the reality is that, although emulators are a great tool for many situations, they’re no magic bullet. There are cases where testing on real devices is just a better approach. In this post, I explain why you can’t always [...]

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 [...]

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