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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: [...]

Organizational Best Practices for Testing Success
Posted by Chris Riley in Best Practices

Implementation of modern development practices has as much to do with how teams operate as how they leverage tooling, if not more. Organizations that have created barriers will never fully leverage automation to improve how they build and deploy applications. Even in the most modern development environments, testing is the part of the delivery chain that is harmed the most. In this post, I [...]

You Can't Do CI/CD Without Automated Testing
Posted by Chris Tozzi in Continuous DeliveryContinuous Integration

If you ask most DevOps experts what goes into a Continuous Integration or Continuous Delivery chain, they’ll mention components like CI servers and code repositories. They’re less likely to discuss automated testing tools, despite the fact that automated testing is just as crucial in order to achieve complete CI/CD. Below, I explain just how important automated testing is for a CI/CD [...]

Testing in Continuous Delivery: Shift Left
Posted by Łukasz Rosłonek in Continuous DeliverySoftware Development & Testing

In today’s constantly changing market, continuous delivery is one of the most popular engineering approaches: most companies claim they work according to CD rules, or at least don’t say out loud they don’t. Popularization of this methodology comes from its main idea: an engineering process based on short, repetitive iterations, where every iteration ends with delivering user [...]

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