Dear Testdroiders,

Mobile is more important than ever. The increasing competition with mobile apps and user acquisition has pushed companies to act quickly with its development and operations. Getting that app ‘right’ in the first place, and working properly with a myriad of different device configurations is a task that should be considered way before mobile app is published. In this the DevOps culture, process and tools have a significant role.

We’ll deep dive into definitions of DevOps and what it means in the mobile app dev and test context.

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Dear Testdroiders,

As you know, Appium was originally built on the idea that developers (as well as testers and QA folks) could use their favourite tools, frameworks, and programming languages when creating automated tests for mobile apps. Appium has been an awesome open source project that many people have contributed and many have extended with other additional advanced features. That’s what we’ve been doing here at Testdroid and helped thousands of mobile developers using this great framework to make mobile app testing smooth, easy and feature-rich.

It’s time to look some of the best online resources to get help and make your Appium use yet more frictionless.

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Calabash is a test automation framework that enables mobile developers and pretty much anyone without coding skills to create and execute automated acceptance tests for Android and iOS apps. Calabash works by enabling automatic UI interactions within an application such as pressing buttons, inputting text, validating responses, etc.

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Dear Testdroiders,

We’re honored to announce a joint webinar together with our friends at Telerik – Real Device Testing Made Easy. The webinar will showcase an easy and effortless way to create tests for Android and iOS apps with Telerik Test Studio, and then get those tests executed on Testdroid Cloud devices. The combination of two these world-class products will provide a seamless way to ensure mobile apps get thoroughly tested and that tests are hitting the right things from the user perspective.

Join us for this webinar to learn how to efficiently use both products!

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Dear Testdroiders,

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) gathers supporters for many obvious reasons as it is readable (by everyone), understandable (across teams and functions) and accountable (metric-driven for success/failures). Cucumber is a great example of optimized tool/framework to create such tests. This allows basically anyone (developers, QA, testers etc.) to write specifications in any spoken language that then gets executed as automated tests against mobile app(s). Furthermore, this sort of BDD approach incorporates the main standards of test-driven development (TDD) and provides a shared view and process for collaboration between all stakeholders.

Let’s look how to setup Cucumber and how to combine it for some standard test automation frameworks (Appium / Selenium).

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