Why Containers Make Bitbar The Most Flexible DevOps Platform

The containerization of our services has helped us a lot to reach high scalability in tailoring and mass customization. They offer superior manageability, security and customizability for most innovative users.

In this blog post we are covering the basics and main benefits of Bitbar’s container technology. With the next ones we’ll cover what the containers contain for Android and iOS respectively, then we will deep dive on some advanced use cases utilizing the containers beyond mobile test automation and then, finally, we will be showcasing an end-to-end use case including also containerized backend.

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The Ultimate Checklist for Holiday Readiness

New Way of Testing Mobile Apps, Games and Web
New Way of Testing Mobile Apps, Games and Web

We’ve been covering variety of topics when it comes to mobile and web sales readiness for the forth-coming holiday peak days. It’s been great to get your feedback (and questions) regarding the critical topics that must be taken care of for ensuring your channels are ready. We scheduled a webinar for next week so do not miss this one. Our mobile data experts will share their tips, tricks and the best practices both in slides and hands-on.

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Stage 3 in Getting to Holiday Readiness – Proactive End-to-End Monitoring

On last week’s blog post we covered the second stage of getting to holiday readiness – Performance and Load Testing. This week we will cover how you can take the test automation assets created in Stage 1 and Stage 2 and utilize those to create automatic synthetic monitoring to ensure that your end-to-end mobile service performs throughout the whole Holiday Season.

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Stage 2 in Getting to Holiday Readiness – Performance and Load Testing

On last week’s blog post we covered the first stage of getting to holiday readiness – Functional and Compatibility Testing. This week we will cover how you can take the test automation assets created in Stage 1 and utilize those in Stage 2 to ensure that your apps and server back-ends can really handle the extreme usage conditions of those Holiday Season peak days.

If you have missed the first one, you can also quickly read through the whole blog series starting from here.

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Stage 1 in Getting to Holiday Readiness – Functional and Compatibility testing

On last week’s blog post on Getting to Holiday Readiness we introduced three important steps to ensure your mobile apps and mobile web presence are really ready for the crunch time of the Holiday Season. We also laid out the timeline for going through these stages to really maximize your revenue potential.

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Is Your Mobile Channel Ready for 2015 Holiday Shopping Season?

According Forrester Research US eCommerce will top $300 billion this year and majority of that happens around Holiday Shopping season from mid-November to end of December. This 6 week period is crunch time for every retail, eCommerce and travel company but increasingly specific Holiday releases of many media and entertainment products are released to cater to this peak in demand.

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Top 25 Android Devices to Test On In 2015

Android Device Fragmentation
Android Device Fragmentation

OpenSignal have published their Android fragmentation report for 2015 and the results are really interesting! Samsung is leading manufacturer – so much so that in Top 10 there is only one non-Samsung device and even in Top 25 there are only three other manufacturers represented: Asus, LG and Motorola. You have to go all the way to around Top 30-35 to see an HTC or a Sony. One of the biggest surprises is that how well the new Asian brands such as Oneplus, Oppo, Lenovo and ZTE are represented in Top 50. Clearly they are building momentum that can possibly make a dent on Samsung’s market domination.

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Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference – Quick Recap

Yesterday, we had a pleasure to attend the first-ever Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference held in San Francisco. Despite of little extra excitement offered by false fire alarm and SFFD making their debut in this conference, the event itself was brilliant and really backs up the claims that Yahoo is now seriously interested in mobile.

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Building In-House Test Labs #5: Operating your in-house device lab

This last blog post on our blog series on how to build enterprise grade in-house devices labs will cover very important aspect of achieving the reliability you need: Operations – this means the day to day activities and arrangements you need to do to ensure that your device lab is able to operate 24/7 and it will keep producing repeatable results every day and night. Here are some of the best practices we have learned while operating Testdroid Cloud:

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Building In-House Test Labs #4: How to Create Enterprise Grade Reliability for In-house Test Labs

Last week we covered the hardware infrastructure that you need for setting up a robust device lab. This week we are covering more the configuration and software related aspects related to making sure your in-house test lab runs without any failures and produces reproducible results for every test run. Let’s take a look on the most important mechanisms to achieve enterprise grade robustness:

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