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WHAT DOES SMAC MEAN FOR SOFTWARE TESTING?

By Michael Hackett Much has been written over the past few years about SMAC—Social, Mobile, Analytics and the Cloud—as the new platform with exponential growth.  In this article we will answer the More »

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TOP 10 MOBILE APP TESTING MISTAKES TO AVOID

By Daniel Knott This article will cover 10 common mobile app testing mistakes to avoid when you are a software tester working in a mobile app testing and development environment. The 10 More »

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TestArchitect Coner: LEVERAGE MOBILE TESTING WITH TESTARCHITECT

By Van Pham Mobile usage today is not just a trend but it is an essential shift in how people communicate with each other, interact with the world, and do business. According More »

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LEADER’S PULSE: GET YOUR TEAMS THE TRAINING THAT THEY NEED!

By  Michael Hackett Every leader knows having a fully trained staff is essential to productivity, employee satisfaction, teamwork, and just getting the job done! This is particularly true today in technology for More »

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CONTINUOUS TESTING, PART 2: Strategy and Automation Goals for Test Teams

By  Michael Hackett Now that Dev Teams have had a little time to settle into the Agile, the new wave of process optimization has arrived. DevOps. DevOps has been described as Agile More »

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8 LESSONS LEARNED IN MOBILE APP TESTING

By  Alister I’ve spent the last six months or so testing mobile apps for both iOS and Android. Here’s eight of my key lessons learned: Automated UI testing tools for mobile apps More »

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8 LESSONS LEARNED IN MOBILE APP TESTING

By  Alister

I’ve spent the last six months or so testing mobile apps for both iOS and Android. Here’s eight of my key lessons learned:

  1. Automated UI testing tools for mobile apps are immature: whilst tools like WebDriver for automated UI testing of web apps are very mature, automated UI testing of native mobile apps is the opposite. Whilst Appium shows some promise as a cross-platform UI testing tool for mobile apps, in my opinion, the maintenance overhead is still high as the tests are quite flaky. I recommend more thorough automated unit and integration testing, possibly supplemented with WebView tests (see below) and some exploratory manual app testing of the UI.

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LEADER’S PULSE: GET YOUR TEAMS THE TRAINING THAT THEY NEED!

By  Michael Hackett

Every leader knows having a fully trained staff is essential to productivity, employee satisfaction, teamwork, and just getting the job done!

This is particularly true today in technology for many reasons.

I want to focus on  three ideas.

1.Training for training’s sake:

  • Training to keep up with tech changes
  • Training as a tool for better employees and employee satisfaction.

2.Training as tool for better employees and employee satisfaction.

3.Training on specific Tech- SMAC, cloud, etc.

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TestArchitect Corner: LEVERAGE MOBILE TESTING WITH TESTARCHITECT

By Van Pham

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Mobile usage today is not just a trend but it is an essential shift in how people communicate with each other, interact with the world, and do business. According to a ComScore, in 2014 the number of mobile users surpassed the number of computer users and is showing strong growth over time,  towards some point in the near future  where virtually each person on Earth will own at least one mobile device.

TOP 10 MOBILE APP TESTING MISTAKES TO AVOID

By Daniel Knott

This article will cover 10 common mobile app testing mistakes to avoid when you are a software tester working in a mobile app testing and development environment. The 10 points may help you to start your mobile testing activities if you are new to mobile testing or they may help you to recap your existing mobile testing approaches.

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CONTINUOUS TESTING, PART 2: Strategy and Automation Goals for Test Teams

By  Michael Hackett

Now that Dev Teams have had a little time to settle into the Agile, the new wave of process optimization has arrived. DevOps. DevOps has been described as Agile on Steroids. DevOps has also been described as Agile for Operations/IT. I like both of those descriptions as well as some others. Many organizations want Development, Test and Operations teams to move to DevOps now.

DevOps is a big topic. But DevOps is not the focus of this article. We will not be talking about, for example, containers, or Docker, or Puppet or Infrastructure as code. In this article, we are going to focus on Continuous Testing.  I will focus on what Test teams are responsible for–the practices and concerns for testers to have their work become an asset to the team and not a drag in this exciting new world of DevOps.

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INFOGRAPHIC: SMAC AND THE HISTORY OF IT

 

By  Christine Paras

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INTEGRATED, “INTEGRATION TESTING”

By Jake Wallingford

As a software development company, what is your goal?  What is the one thing you feel you need to do to ensure you have a job at the beginning of each wonderful work week?  The answer is actually quite simple; You need to deliver a quality product.  Like how I used the word simple?  Although the answer I gave was simple, the process to make that answer possible can sometimes be a frightening, unclear, and glooming reality.  But then one day you wake up and ask the question, what can I do to make this better?  Well, for those who have woke up and asked themselves that question, this should help clarify at least one step in the process to a smoother and more collaborative product delivery.

INFOGRAPHIC: SMAC 101

By Christine Paras

SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) is the natural evolution of Mobile as a platform. It’s the convergence of these technologies) also called the SMAC stack, that when leveraged, can rapidly become products with great functionality.

SMAC is a set of technologies that when used together, is becoming increasingly crucial to a firm’s bottom line. You need to have a test strategy for SMAC.

Most already know about SMAC and its benefits, but having a holistic testing strategy, as well as the expertise for each area is crucial:

WHAT DOES SMAC MEAN FOR SOFTWARE TESTING?

By Michael Hackett

Much has been written over the past few years about SMAC—Social, Mobile, Analytics and the Cloud—as the new platform with exponential growth.  In this article we will answer the question: what is this and what does it mean to software testing?

What is SMAC?

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