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What are your Mobile Testing Pain Points?

In this post I want to find out, what are your current mobile testing pain points? I created a very short survey with just 2 questions to gather some information from you. The goal of this short survey is to understand the current problems mobile testers have in their daily work-life. The outcome will help me to outline new blog posts that may help you in solving your problems.

Please feel free to share this survey on all known social media channels or with your colleagues.

Link to the survey

Once the survey is over, I will publish the results here and will outline upcoming blog posts.

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Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 83

This is the 83 issue of my reading recommendations contains 7 very interesting blog posts. This time with two blog posts from Katrina Clokie and Serghei Moret. “How a typo took down S3, the backbone of the internet”, “CI role in mobile automation”, “Test Leadership Breakfast”, “Android Espresso – 4 tools you should be using”, “Running parameterized jobs on Jenkins from PR on GitHub”, “So you created the best app ever?” and “How do you hire a junior tester?”.

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.

How a typo took down S3 - Reading RecommendationHow a typo took down S3, the backbone of the internet – The Verge

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Mobile Release Train

The Mobile Release Train

In one of my last blog posts, I wrote about the Mobile Bug Matrix and how to use it to identify bugs that are worth doing a hotfix. Today, I write about the mobile release train and how to use this approach to release apps to the different app stores.

The release train concept is nothing new and is part of the scaled agile framework. It describes how to deliver software in a specific way. The concept of the mobile release train can be used by small and/ or bigger distributed teams who work on one app, but in different teams. Usually smaller app developer teams/ companies release an app whenever there are enough bug fixes or new features that make sense for their users. However, apps that are developed across multiple teams need an aligned approach to plan releases in advance. If more than one team is developing features they may depend on each other and can’t release without the changes from other teams. In this case, it is not possible to just push the release button to upload an app, this approach will fail.

The Mobile Release Train

Let’s take a look at a mobile release train. In the following picture, you see a simple one. It has a defined development phase in most cases 2-4 weeks. On a defined day and time let’s say on a Monday at 3pm, there is a code freeze happening. Until this time, the teams have the time to review, test and merge the features to the master branch that should be part of the train. At 3pm someone will create a release branch from master branch, either manual or in an automated way. This release branch will get a final integration testing phase. In this phase, all team members should check that the new features are working as expected. If there is a problem on the release branch the bug will be fixed on the release branch and later merged back to the master branch.

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Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 82

This is the 82 issue of my reading recommendations contains 6 very interesting blog posts and many of them cover mobile testing and development. This time with “Test Manager vs. Test Coach”, “What is LegoAutomation?”, “Oh the tests I’ll run”, “Software Testing Shouldn’t Require Expert Coding Skills”, “Automation Delay – And How To Prevent It” and “Why Most Organizations Should Stop Hiring Software Testers as Employees”.

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.

Test Manager vs. Test Coach - Reading RecommendationsKatrina the Tester: Test Manager vs. Test Coach

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Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 81

This is the 81 issue of my reading recommendations contains 7 very interesting blog posts and many of them cover mobile testing and development. This time with “Learning QA with Gamification”, “React Native at Instagram”, “Handling nerves when public speaking”, “Page Objects – Mobile Automation Testing”, “Discomfort as a Tool for Change”, “Stress-testing Android apps” and “Set your APP into the testable state”.

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.

Learning QA with Gamification - Reading RecommendationsLearning QA with Gamification – Testhexen

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