Smartwatch App Testing - Adventures in QA

Smartwatch App Testing

Smartwatches are available since a couple of years and they are becoming more and more important in the wearable industry. In 2015, more than 24 million smartwatches were sold worldwide and this number will likely increase in the next upcoming years. The first editions of the different smartwatches weren’t that mature and offered not that many apps and functionality. However, this might change in the near future and smartwatches can become the next big thing and will extend smartphones and tablets with useful functions. It may happen that you or your company decides to write an extension for your existing Android, iOS app also for the different smartwatch operating systems.

This extension to the mobile apps add more complexity to your environment from a development and testing perspective. In order to handle the new complexity and the challenges this series will help you to understand the different smartwatch platforms and provides you with useful testing ideas to handle this situation.

In the upcoming series I will focus on the following smartwatch platforms:

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Reading Recommendations - Adventures in QA

Reading Recommendations # 49

The 49th edition of the reading recommendations contains 6 interesting blog posts with various topics that might be of interest for you. The first post is a really nice one, it is about a man who’s surname is Null which lead to funny problems.  The second post is from Katrina Clokie about Introverts in Agile which I really like and you should read it, too. Then there is the white paper from James Bach & Michael Bolton about a context driven approach to test automation which I recommend everybody to read and to share with non-testers, too.

The other posts are dealing with the topics “What Do Software Testers do?”, “How to get started with conference speaking” and “The Ultimate List of 100 Software Testing Quotes”.

Enjoy reading the posts and send me new ones that are worth reading and I will mention you and link to your social links or blog.

>Hello, I'm Mr. Null. My Name Makes Me Invisible to ComputersHello, I’m Mr. Null. My Name Makes Me Invisible to Computers | WIRED My last name is “Null,” and it comes preloaded with entertainment value.My last name is “Null,” and it comes preloaded with entertainment value.

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Reading Recommendations - Adventures in QA

Reading Recommendations # 48

The 48th edition of the reading recommendations contains 8 interesting blog posts with various topics that might be of interest for you. The first post was published on Ministry of Testing and is about “10 Great Questions from tester to Architect”. Another post is about Teaching = Learning which was very interesting to read. Then there is the second part of James Bach interview about integration testing. Another very interesting post is about “What on earth can just 2 days of testing do for a project?”. Then there is a post about automated tests with A/B testing. The last 2 posts are about mobile testing and have the topics “Mobile testing in an IoT world” and “Five myths about automated mobile UI testing”.

Enjoy reading the posts and send me new ones that are worth reading and I will mention you and link to your social links or blog.

10 Great Questions from Tester to Architect10 Great Questions from Tester to Architect – Ministry of Testing

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2016 Will Be the Year for Wearables So Test Wisely

The following article “2016 Will Be the Year for Wearables So Test Wisely” is a guest blog post by Eran Kinsbruner who is the Mobile Evangelist at Perfecto, one of the leading mobile cloud and automation companies. This article is the introduction to my smartwatch app testing series which will start next week.

You don’t have to look far to see the digital transition in practice. Airlines, banks and retail giants are making their products available on various digital platforms to satisfy their customers, grow their business and compete in a challenging market. Wearable devices such as smartwatches and health and fitness trackers will continue making progress in 2016. According to an IDC report, basic wearables such as fitness trackers are growing by 76% year-over-year, while smart wearables like smartwatches are growing far faster.

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EuroStar Conference Call For Paper

EuroStar Conference – How to get on Board

The EuroStar conference is one of the software testing conferences in Europe that every tester should try to attend. It is a great conference to meet great software testers from all over the world to exchange and share your own knowledge and to learn something new. Maybe you consider talking at EuroStar 2016 then you have a chance to submit a paper until 05.02.2016. This years conference topic is “Learning to Test, Testing to Learn”. If you consider to send a paper to the conference have a look at the following video where several software testing experts give tips why and how you should send your paper.

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