Monthly Archives: October 2014

LogiGear Magazine – October 2014 – Testing Smart and Mobile




The Internet of Things: Software Testing’s New Frontier – Part 2

4 -Sep-2014-01This the second part of a two part article that analyzes the impact of product development for the internet of things (IoT) on software testing.  

By Michael Hackett, LogiGear Corporation

Part one of this article (LogiGear Magazine, Sept 2014) gave a wide view on the IoT, embedded systems, and the device development aspects of testing on these projects. This article continues with the focus on connectivity, data and mobile pieces including security, performance and remote device control, commonly from a smartphone.


A Field Guide To Mobile App Testing

6.1Sep-2014-02Great mobile testing requires creativity to find problems that matter.

By Rosie Sherry

I’d like to take you through the thought process of testers and discuss the types of things they consider when testing a mobile app. The intention here is to highlight their thought processes and to show the coverage and depth that testers often go to.


The Ins & Outs of Mobile App Testing

6.2Sep-2014-04Removing the barriers to move and better mobile testing.

By Jim Cowart 

Over the last decade, application testing has continually proved itself to be an important concern. When done well, testing can drastically reduce the number of bugs that make it into your release code (and thus actually affect your users). In addition, good testing approaches will help your team catch bugs earlier in the development lifecycle – resulting in a savings of both time and money (not to mention reputation with your users). Code that has good test coverage enables you and your team to make changes and introduce new features to your app without the fear of it breaking existing functionality.


The Automation of Mobile Testing – Should we or Shouldn’t we . . .

6.3 -Sep-2014-03Manual testing teams may not be able to test all the processes with each build

By Sam Mullin

Test automation of applications has been around for many years. There are many of us in the automated testing field that started very early in the test automation phase, but the introduction of mobile devices has brought on a new angle in test automation of applications. Mobile device testing introduces new technical challenges along with new processes and testing tools.  But should we use test automation for mobile applications that are on mobile devices? Many of us have mobile devices and we get our applications from the stores on Android or iOS and we go about our business.


Tool Preview: TestArchitect Mobile Plus

7-Ent_deviceA fully integrated test automation platform for mobile testing

By LogiGear Staff

Mobile application testing is taking on greater significance as just about everything done on the desktop is transitioning to mobile. It’s taken a while for mobile testing in the consumer space to be made much of a priority. Now that sensitive data is being passed back and forth between mobile devices, apps and appliances, it’s imperative that the same quality and coverage of testing is done on mobile devices as is routinely done for desktop applications.


Book Review: Penetration Testing – A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking

5-PenetrationTesting-Georgia-227x300By Xavier Mertens

A few weeks ago I bought Georgia Weidman’s book about penetration testing: “A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking“. Being overloaded by many projects, I finally finished reading it and it’s now time to write a quick review. Georgia is an awesome person. There are not many recognized women in the information security landscape and Georgia is definitively one of them, I already met her a few times during security conferences! She started her own company, she’s a great speaker and the author of the SPF (“Smartphone Pentesting Framework“). That’s why I did not hesitate to buy her book.


Glossary: Mobile Testing


While mobile usually refers to mobile device, mobile apps, mobile platform.  Mobility is a term describing not only the device but access for employees accessing corporate data from any location, cloud storage and cloud API services, mobile context awareness, integration with a variety of Internet of Things devices. It’s access to the data, products, and services enabled by being mobile.


When will software testing be truly mobile?

3 -Blogger of SepWill testers be among the first IT professionals to shift their toolset and workflows from desktops and laptops to tablets and smartphones?

By Ole Lensmar

As I’m sure you already know, a monumental shift from desktop to mobile is upon us. Not only have consumer applications started leaving the desktop behind, but B2B applications are also starting their migration – like a flock of elderly pelicans, they spread their wings to follow the younger seafowl. And although it still might be hard to envision a tablet version of your favorite word processor or spreadsheet, rest assured that someone will spearhead that shift, using a mobile-inspired touch-driven UI with all the bells and whistles the mobile experience makes possible, to rescue word processing or spread-sheeting from the grey and aging cobwebs spreading over your desktop.


In the News – September 2014

Lock and cross mark.According to Gartner most mobile apps fail security tests

A new report from researcher Gartner claims that 75 percent of mobile apps won’t pass the most foundational of security tests. That means enterprises accommodating a mobile workforce with BYOD (bring your own device) policies in which employees can access sensitive information or carry out normal business activities may inadvertently compromise networks and expose confidential data. Dionisio Zumerle, a Gartner principal analyst, stated that testing the mobile applications code and graphical user interface doesn’t go far enough. Enterprises must secure the servers that communicate with mobile clients to access a business’s applications and databases as well. Source: