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Win a Copy of Hands-On Mobile App Testing

Time flies, my book Hands-On Mobile App Testing was published in the printed edition one year ago. Since then so many people wrote me via mail, twitter, facebook, XING or LinkedIn that they like the book and that they found it really useful. This kind of feedback feels really good and makes me happy.

In June last year I posted the following picture on twitter after I received a huge box of books :). Read more

Webinar Follow-up: New Testing Battlefields

The new testing battlefields: Mobile, IoT and beyond sounds like a nice movie but was a webinar I participated as a guest speaker with three other mobile testing experts on June 15th hosted by Progress and Telerik. If you missed the webinar, don’t worry this is a follow up post with my highlights of the webinar including the slides and the live recording of the event.

In this webinar I had the chance to talk about mobile, IoT and beyond with Jim Holmes who was our host during the webinar keeping the discussion going. Jim is currently working as software tester in the automotive industry. Next to Jim, Richard Bradshaw was another guest speaker. Richard is a well known testing trainer and consultant. He is the creator of whiteboard testing on YouTube and is one of the main organizer of the upcoming TestBash Manchester. Last but not least Iliyan Panchev was the fourth speaker. Iliyan is a former tester and currently working as a program manager for Test Studio at Progress. Read more

Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 67

The 67 issue of my reading recommendations is fully packed with 6 very interesting blog posts. Thanks to all the bloggers out there writing the great content. This issue include the topics: The June edition from the Testing Trapeze magazine, “Digital Test Coverage Optimizer from Perfecto”, “The Future of Testing, Part 3 – Aleksis Tulonen”, “Writing Android Tests with Espresso Test Recorder”, “Sorry, software testing is not an ideal job in that case!” and “Fast and reliable UI tests on Android”.

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.

When you have finished reading the recommended blog posts think about leaving a comment. The author of the blog will love to see your comment and it will start a nice discussion about the topic that may help others to understand the topic even more.

Testing Trapeze June Edition - Reading Recommendations#15 June 2016 – Testing Trapeze

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Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 66

The 66 issue of my reading recommendations is fully packed with 6 very interesting blog posts. Thanks to all the bloggers out there writing the great content. This issue include the topics: “Benefits of cross-team pair testing in agile”, “Mega Ultra Super Happy Software Testing Fun Time: A Study of Software Testers”, “Leave the testing to the experts!”, “Dimensions of Testability”, “My Testing Journey ” and “Automation or manual testing – mentoring question.”.

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.

When you have finished reading the recommended blog posts think about leaving a comment. The author of the blog will love to see your comment and it will start a nice discussion about the topic that may help others to understand the topic even more.

Benefits of cross-team pair testing in agile - Reading RecommendationsKatrina the Tester: Benefits of cross-team pair testing in agile

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Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 65

The 65 issue of my reading recommendations is fully packed with 8 very interesting blog posts. Thanks to all the bloggers out there writing the great content. This issue include the topics: ” Just because you can automate everything … doesn’t mean you should”, “How Much Detail is Too Much?”, “Are Test Cases Dead (…yet)?”, “Building a Team with Complementary Testing Skills”, “Why do record/replay tests of web applications break?”, “Using the Android Emulator for Continuous Integration”, “Reinventing Testers and Testing to prepare for the Future” and “Build Quality In”.

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.

When you have finished reading the recommended blog posts think about leaving a comment. The author of the blog will love to see your comment and it will start a nice discussion about the topic that may help others to understand the topic even more.

Just because you can automate everything ... doesn't mean you should - Reading RecommendationTestSheepNZ: Just because you can automate everything … doesn’t mean you should

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How to Build Your Own Android Device Cloud - Adventures in QA

How to Build Your Own Android Device Cloud

In this post I will describe how to build your own Android device cloud in the office. You may think this is expensive and will take lots of time and work, but I promise it isn’t. After installing the device cloud you are able to control the real Android devices from your web browser no matter how far you are away from the real device. For all iOS testers and developers out there, I must say sorry, this post is only handling Android devices until know the tool I will use is not supporting iOS. Before I get started with the installation and setup I list shortly the hardware and software I used to setup the whole system.

Hardware and Software

Lets start with the software that is managing the Android devices. The software is called openstf, where STF stands for Smartphone Test Farm. The software is open source and is maintained by Simo Kinnunen and Günther Brunner. STF offers a plethora of really cool features like Read more