The Second Happiest Job in the World

The Second Happiest Job in the World - QA Analyst
The Second Happiest Job in the World - QA Analyst

After analyzing hundreds of thousands of employee-generated reviews, CareerBliss found that QA analyst was ranked #2 on their list of happiest jobs. While this may come as a surprise to many testers and QA professionals, CareerBliss Data Scientists (who did not have the happiest job) took into account many factors including compensation, work environment, growth opportunities, company culture, professional reputation, daily tasks, and relationship with the boss and other co-workers to determine the ranking.

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Client-Side vs. Server-Side Execution for Mobile Test Automation

Client-Side vs. Server-Side Appium
Client-Side vs. Server-Side Appium

One of the requirements of using Appium for mobile test automation is to start the Appium server in the background so that it can listen to the requests from the mobile app under test. And there are multiple ways that we can install and start the Appium server in the background.

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Speed and Efficiency of Mobile Test Automation Frameworks

Speed and Efficiency of Mobile Test Automation Frameworks
Speed and Efficiency of Mobile Test Automation Frameworks

Open test automation frameworks are constantly evolving, and at least one new test framework emerges every year and becomes the favorite one among developers. That puts more challenges on the development and testing/QA teams to make long-term planning, since investing in test automation yields results over a longer period of time and test assets cannot be ported to new frameworks frequently without losing a significant amount of the investments.

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How Will 5G Impact Mobile App Development?

The Impact of 5G on Mobile App Development
The Impact of 5G on Mobile App Development

When we look at 4G LTE, it has delivered exciting experiences to consumers: fast internet browsing, high-definition video streaming, smooth and reliable video conferencing (most of the time) and online gaming. Mobile infrastructure takes a leap every nine or ten years, and 4G LTE first went live in 2009 (Stockholm and Oslo) followed by a 2010 launch in the USA and (eventually) the UK in 2012.

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Agile Development Gives Money Center Banks Competitive Advantage

Despite conservatism and a general aversion to risk, big money center banks are starting to adopt agile techniques to their software development efforts. The American Banker, a daily trade newspaper and website covering the financial services industry, has identified two of the leaders as JP Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the US by assets and BBVA Compass, the second largest bank in Spain. Why banks that enormous would embrace agile is an interesting story.

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How Does Your Mobile Device Coverage Look at The End of Q3’18?

Global Devices in Q3'18
Global Devices in Q3'18

Everyone would have different interpretations of what leads to high customer retention and high app ratings depending on the contexts. In the field of mobile app testing, the key to the optimum is really about maximizing your device coverage and ensuring your app testing cover the majority of popular devices that your customers use. And that is also one of the biggest benefits that you can reap from mobile device cloud vendors.

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Setting up XCUITest on Bitbar’s Device Testing Cloud

Setting up XCUITest on Bitbar Device Testing Cloud
Setting up XCUITest on Bitbar Device Testing Cloud

This is the last post in our XCUITest101 series. As of now, we have set up scalable XCUITest and run them on Continuous Integration server. The test executed in the CI server has used headless simulators, however, we also need to set our tests to be executed on real devices. There are many vendors in the market who provides the real devices in the cloud but Bitbar is the pioneer who started supporting XCUITest in the cloud before anyone else. In this post, we will see how we can use the Bitbar’s real device cloud to run our XCUITest tests on physical devices.

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Software Testing in 2019 – Is Your Business Competitive?

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Software testing is evolving quickly. A new report highlights the technologies that developers can use to speed-up testing and deployment in the new year. But are you taking advantage of them?

Smartbear released ‘The State of Testing 2018’ last month. This annual industry report surveys QA professionals to establish the methodologies, practices and tools that they’re using to build, validate and deliver software. It also identifies insights into the future that they think we’re heading towards.

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Setting up XCUITest for iOS Continuous Integration

So far in the XCUITest 101 series, we have written some XCUITests and explored the XCUITest API. The next step is to run them for continuous testing so that we can get instant feedback on our latest code. The practices of Continuous Integration allow us to schedule and run the test on a regular basis or whenever there is code change. In this post, we will explore how to use XCUITest tests on a continuous integration server.

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