Smartwatch App Testing eBook

Smartwatch App Testing - Adventures in QAMy latest eBook Smartwatch App Testing is now available on leanpub.com. The book covers the smartwatch platforms Tizen OS, Pebble OS, watch OS and Android Wear. Next to the platforms the book describes the 4 key areas of smartwatch app testing, more than 45 testing ideas as well as a smartwatch app testing cheat sheet.

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Reading Recommendations - Adventures in QA

Reading Recommendations # 60

The 60th edition of my reading recommendations contains 4 interesting blog posts with various topics that might be of interest for you. Unfortunately I had no time to read more blog posts this week but I want to share the following with you: “The Icky and Good Words In Software Testing”, “Using Google Cloud Test Lab with TeamCity”, “What problems do we have with our test automation?” and “Test Automation – Am I the only one?”.

I highly recommend to read the posts from Katrina and Patrick about test automation, both are really valuable and should keep us thinking about the way we automate things and what is the goal of automation.

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.

The Icky and Good Words In Software Testing - Reading RecommendationsThe Icky and Good Words In Software Testing – Ministry of Testing

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Reading Recommendations - Adventures in QA

Reading Recommendations # 59

The 59th edition of my reading recommendations contains 6 interesting blog posts with various topics that might be of interest for you. There are topics like “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Software Testing Industry”, “Kicking testers out and making developers testers too”, “Do you love your testing job?”, “Where there’s Smoke there’s Fire!”, “An idea that didn’t work” and “Are Test Cases Dead (Yet)? – Ministry of 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.

Find a problem you care about and focus on fixing that.Dr. StrangeCareer or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Software Testing Industry | Quality Remarks Enjoy this in the April 2016 issue of Testing Trapeze! “Find a problem you care about and focus on fixing that.” – Scott Berkun Software testing is a strange

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ADB commands - Adventures in QA

Powerful ADB commands for Android Tester

If you are working as mobile tester in an Android development team you are probably familiar with adb commands (Android Debug Bridge). The tool offers plenty of useful commands that help you to pull logs from the Android device or emulator. Besides pulling log files from the test device there are plenty of other useful commands that every mobile tester in an Android environment must know. Before using adb make sure the Android SDK is installed, a device is connected to your computer or an Android emulator has been started. Note: In order to use the adb commands on your test devices make sure that on every device the developer options and USB debugging are enabled.

Both options are hidden by default. On Android 4.2 and higher you can enable them by tapping seven times the build number in the Settings > About phone section. Once the developer options are enabled open them and enable USB debugging.

ADB commands

Start/ Stop ADB server

If a device is connected start the adb server to be able to interact with the device.

adb start-server

adb kill-server

List connected devices

adb devices
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Reading Recommendations - Adventures in QA

Reading Recommendations # 58

The 58th edition of my reading recommendations. This time the edition contains 6 interesting blog posts with various topics that might be of interest for you. There are topics like “When Product Management Goes Wrong – Part 2”, “Repetition in testing “, “How to Address Flaky Tests”, “Put down the pitchforks and pick up a keyboard”, “The 9 Coaching Roles” and “How to lose $172,222 a second for 45 minutes”. This episode has a nice mixture of testing, product and coaching posts.

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 Product Management Goes Wrong – Part 2 – the DinosaurJonathan Kohl | When Product Management Goes Wrong – Part 2 – the Dinosaur

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ADB Idea

If you are working as mobile tester in an Android team or you are an Android developer you know the pain of installing apk files to your test devices and you should have a look at ADB idea, which may solve your pain. Next to installing or uninstalling apk files from test devices, it is somethings necessary to kill your app, start it or even to clear the app data in order to have a fresh version of it. Usually you are using the known adb commands for that and execute them in the console or you open the device settings to clear the app data. However, this is time consuming if you are doing this several times a day.

If you are using Android Studio or Intellij IDEA you can use a very nice plugin called ADB idea to speed up your testing and development time. ADB idea is written by Philippe Breault and can be installed via the IDE plugin section, e.g. Preferences/ Settings -> Plugins -> Browse Repositories or you can download it manually from the JetBrains plugin page and install it via Preferences/ Settings -> Plugins -> Install Plugin from disk. Read more