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Phased Release for Automatic iOS Updates

As announced by Apple at the WWDC 2017 there will be a new AppStore coming this year with the possibility of a phased release for automatic updates. The new feature will provide companies and developers the chance to roll out new app releases to a smaller user base to see if the new version is stable and if the new feature is appreciated by the customers. Apple offers the following steps:

  • Day 1: 1 percent
  • Day 2: 2 percent
  • Day 3: 5 percent
  • Day 4: 10 percent
  • Day 5: 20 percent
  • Day 6: 50 percent
  • Day 7: 100 percent

Apple selects users for each bucket randomly based on their Apple ID, which is better than the device ID, because users may have several devices like an iPhone and iPad and then they get the same app on each device. And users can only be selected by Apple if they turned automatic updates ON.

Once an app is configured for the phased release, the app must pass each step, which is from my point of view not really flexible. Maybe companies want to start the phased release with a bigger customer group than 1, 2 or 5 percent to get faster feedback. However, on the other side it provides a nice way to monitor new features in the live environment and to react on possible issues and it’s the right way to give companies and developers more options to release an app. Stopping the phased release is possible. Developers have the option to push the app to 100% at any time via the iTunes connect. Read more

Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 87

The 87 issue of my reading recommendations contains 6 very interesting blog posts. The are topics about “Cake, Coffee and some POT”, “Who are these ominous “testers”?”, “Mobile Testing Tools”, “A Tester’s Journey: Select Your Team”, “How often you should run your automation” and “Confidence’s Role in Software 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.

Cake, Coffee and some POT - Reading RecommendationsCake, Coffee and some POT – Tales of Testing

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Summary Nordic Testing Days 2017 – Updated

I am just back from 3 exciting days in Tallinn attending the Nordic Testing Days.

TL;DR: it was just awesome conference! Plan it for 2018.

And now the long story. Just after I arrived in the hotel, I had only a couple of minutes to prepare for the speaker’s dinner. Looking out of my window, I knew directly our ride for the speaker’s dinner.

Nordic Testing Days - Adventures in QA
Already in the hotel lobby I met many awesome testers and the organizers, like Guna, Helena, Erik, Stephen and many more. Immediately it felt like seeing old friends and the fun started in the train. Look at the pictures. Read more

Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 86

The 86 issue of my reading recommendations contains 7 very interesting blog posts and one YouTube video form the last weeks which I really enjoyed reading after my vacation. The topics are “TESTS GETTING SLOWER?”, “Headless testing with Google Chrome”, “Postman cheat sheet”, “30 Second APIs…”, “Stupidity – More Than A Feeling”, “HOW TO SELL QA TO HIGHER-UPS” and “Beyond the Agile Testing Quadrants”.

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.

TESTS GETTING SLOWER? - Reading RecommendationsTESTS GETTING SLOWER?

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Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 85

The 85 issue of my reading recommendations contains 6 very interesting blog posts form the last weeks which I really enjoyed reading after my vacation. The topics are “Introducing testers to developers”, “Getting started on a testing project”, “3 ways to get in shape for Continuous Testing”, “How production bugs killed small business.”, “Said you’re running out of time…..” and “Testing Zombie – Are you becoming one?”.

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.

Introducing testers to developers - Reading RecommendationsKatrina the Tester: Introducing testers to developers

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