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Software testing considerations for voice-first applications

Software testing considerations for voice-first applications

Saturday, December 02, 2017 by

The names Alexa and Echo are household names and someday soon, most people will have these devices in their homes, ordering takeout, picking out a song, answering trivia questions. Welcome to the voice-first applications era. Amazon and Google have sold millions of Amazon Alexa and Echo and Google Home devices and 24.5 million voice-first devices are expected to ship be...

How to avoid flaky automated testing results

How to avoid flaky automated testing results

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by

Flaky tests are the bane of any tester’s existence, forcing them to spend precious time on non-functional issues. This slows down the product lifecycle and lowers an organization’s confidence in functional testing, which also decreases the likelihood of development teams writing end-to-end tests.End-to-end tests measure readiness for deployment by ensuring that the appl...

Chick-fil-A used visual A/B testing to improve mobile experience

Chick-fil-A used visual A/B testing to improve mobile experience

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 by

Mobile visual A/B testing is a process by which enterprises of all sizes are seeing satisfying results, all while companies are simultaneously increasing the value of their mobile presence. We sat down and talked with both Aaron Glazer, the CEO and Co-Founder of Taplytics, and Jay Ramirez, the Mobile Product Manager at Chick-fil-A Corporate, to learn about how the Chick...

Lets talk about QA automation

Lets talk about QA automation

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by

Automation is making its rounds through the tech industries it seems in recent times. And each time it reaches a new destination we see all new innovation and a breaking down of traditional models. We sat down with Metova's quality assurance experts to learn more from the experts about how automation is making changes in the field and what we can we expect in the future...

Users will pass over apps with bad reviews

Users will pass over apps with bad reviews

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by

Fifty percent of app users are likely to be dissuaded from downloading an app based on customer reviews that mention bugs and glitches. This, according to a recent survey conducted by QualiTest Group, the world’s second largest pure play QA and independent software testing company. For developers, getting the app to market is often the top consideration, but releasing a...

Bugsee crash reporting platform gets all new integrations

Bugsee crash reporting platform gets all new integrations

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by

Bugsee has announced new developer-friendly features including instant feedback, application health assessment, and new integrations with popular mobile development frameworks, bug trackers and collaboration tools. These enhancements underscore the company's mission to arm mobile app developers with the information needed to find and fix pesky bugs right at their finger...

ZeroTurnaround launches XRebel Hub performance monitoring tool

ZeroTurnaround launches XRebel Hub performance monitoring tool

Friday, September 22, 2017 by

ZeroTurnaround has launched XRebel Hub, an Application Performance Management (APM) tool built for the development and testing phases of app development. Traditional APM tools focus on the production phase and are often geared to the operations function. The problem with relying solely on this traditional approach is that 80 percent of performance issues make it to prod...

A poor tester blames his tools

A poor tester blames his tools

Friday, August 25, 2017 by

We've all heard that an artist is only as good as his tools. But does that ring true for app testing? The shear number of application testing products may seem overwhelming at first, but finding the most efficient environment for your app can be the difference between success and failure. Asaf Saar is the Director of Product Management at Sauce Labs, a company that deve...

Feedback by BugReplay announced for Google Chrome

Feedback by BugReplay announced for Google Chrome

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by

BugReplay has announced the availability of “Feedback by BugReplay,” a bug reporting tool that helps users quickly and accurately submit detailed bug reports about website problems to customer support teams. Downloadable as a Google Chrome extension, Feedback creates a synchronized screen recording of a website user’s actions, network traffic, JavaScript logs and other ...

How mobile app testing has changed

How mobile app testing has changed

Friday, August 04, 2017 by

Technologies are rapidly evolving and ways of testing them are changing too. But one thing remains true - product quality must be high. Therefore, it is important to have a clear vision on how you will guarantee that your product is working as planned. Depending on the project, you can build your own testing team, hire professional consultants or do a combination of bot...

CA says you are probably missing out on the benefits of continuous testing

CA says you are probably missing out on the benefits of continuous testing

Friday, July 21, 2017 by

Results from a CA Technologies global study reveal that while 75 percent of organizations highlight continuous testing as critical or important, only a minority of survey respondents have made exceptional progress acquiring the necessary knowledge and key enablers to drive digital transformation. The 20 percent of survey respondents identified as continuous testing ‘Lea...

Stop masking your crappy apps

Stop masking your crappy apps

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by

This may come as a surprise, but the “close door” button in an elevator does absolutely nothing to make the door shut faster. It’s purely a psychological ploy to ease the minds of impatient riders. It tricks them into thinking that they’re speeding up their ride when in reality it is solely designed to calm their nerves during unwanted seconds spent waiting.Developers h...

Atlassian JIRA gets a new exploratory testing tool

Atlassian JIRA gets a new exploratory testing tool

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by

Tricentis has released an exploratory testing tool available as a native add-on for Atlassian JIRA. The Tricentis session-based exploratory testing tool simplifies the planning, documentation, and reporting of exploratory testing directly within the JIRA environment - with full traceability between exploratory test results and the associated JIRA issues. Explorator...

WhatsApp went down last night: How pushing updates can be risky

WhatsApp went down last night: How pushing updates can be risky

Thursday, May 04, 2017 by

Last night's WhatsApp outage freaked out users of the globally popular app. Dynatrace's Dave Anderson sheds some light on the issue, and shows just how fragile the process of continuously releasing new features is, when millions rely on your service.You’ve got to feel for WhatsApp today - they’ve got one of the toughest jobs in the world. One in seven people on the plan...

Instart Logic brings Helios AI-Driven security out into the open

Instart Logic brings Helios AI-Driven security out into the open

Friday, April 28, 2017 by

In ancient mythology, Helios was the Greek god of the sun streaking across the heavens in a chariot shining much-needed light onto a dark and dangerous world. That’s exactly what Instart Logic, is doing with their latest announcement of Helios - "using artificial intelligence to illuminate and solve today’s most challenging digital security issues."Web application attac...

Focus on subcutaneous test

Focus on subcutaneous test

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission from Head of Mobile at Future Platforms, Douglas HoskinsLooking to boost test coverage on a legacy system but don't know where to start? With a background in mobile app development, Douglas Hoskins, Head of Mobile at Future Platforms shares his insight on how you can maximize your efforts and engender greater confidence in your system...

Rainforest launches new testing product into GA

Rainforest launches new testing product into GA

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by

Rainforest QA announced that Rainforest QA Exploratory is available to all customers. The new product leverages Rainforest’s unique crowdsourcing model to employ an elite, vetted tester army of thousands to perform exploratory tests in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of competitors.Bug discovery and building test coverage are two of the most time-co...

Mozilla partners with BrowserStack to test mobile websites

Mozilla partners with BrowserStack to test mobile websites

Friday, March 03, 2017 by

Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, and a pioneer and advocate for the Web for more than 15 years has announced a partnership with BrowserStack to enable developers to test mobile websites on both iOS and Android devices to ensure sites run flawlessly in Firefox.BrowserStack is a mobile and web testing platform that is trusted by more than 36,000 companies globally including...

Test automation usage on the rise

Test automation usage on the rise

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 by

A study conducted by Wipro Limited, a consulting and business process services company, has found an 85% jump in Test Automation across industries to keep pace with the evolving technology landscape. The study, titled ‘State of Quality 2016’ was conducted over a period of nine months by Wipro’s Testing Services practice using analytical tools, with the objective of iden...

Mobile automation testing tips

Mobile automation testing tips

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 by

As mobile application development matures, the range of features increases, but so does the effort required to test for regressions before shipping updates. A robust automation testing strategy can help in this situation but it is important to look at some key factors when setting up test suite infrastructure. An automated UI test suite can quickly run through all ...

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