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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Folding smartphone rumors have given way to tech demos – and 2019 looks like the year of foldables. But what does this mean for mobile app developers?
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.
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.
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.