What a nice start into the day, when you take a look at your smartphone and seeing a tweet like this
I somehow missed this list “33 Test Automation Leaders to Follow on Twitter” created by Joe Colantonio and published on techbeacon.com last week. The list contains 33 people from all over the world who are experts in the software testing industry and are worth following on twitter. Looking at this list makes me proud to be part of it, because so many awesome experts are listed. Here is an excerpt
- Jonathan Wright
- Dan Cuellar
- Eran Kinsbruner
- Alan Richardson
- Bas Dijkstra
- Angie Jones
- Katrina Clokie
- Richard Bradshaw
- Rosie Sherry
to list some of the 33 people. I highly recommend to check the list and to start to follow them on twitter.
The complete list can be found here.
It’s happening again. The guys from QA Intelligence and Tea Time with Testers are running The State of Testing Survey 2017 again next year. In the last survey from 2016 more than 1,000 software testing professionals took part in the survey. With the huge success and the great insights into the software testing community the goal for the 2017 survey is to reach even more people around the world. Therefore, Joel Montvelisky contacted me and ask for support in spreading the word about the survey. I supported the survey since a couple of years now and I love to announce the next upcoming survey also here on my blog.
Please visit the State of Testing 2017 page and subscribe to the newsletter to get the exact date when the survey is online, which will be in January 2017.
I am really looking forward to the survey and the results. I will be part of the survey and I hope you will be, too
The year 2016 was yet another awesome year for me. Not only from a professional point of view but also from a personal one. Maybe you have noticed that I wasn’t blogging a lot since August this year :). Well, this has one awesome reason. I became a dad in August and since then I spend my free time mostly with my wife and my son to enjoy every minute. However, from a blogging and professional point of view the year was great, too. This year my book Hands-On Mobile App Testing has been translated into german, which is really really great. I published a new eBook about Smartwatch App Testing on leanpub and I gave my first keynote at a conference.
If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know that I love to share insights of this blog and to provide a blog review of the past year (see 2015 here). Since a couple of month I also share on a monthly basis numbers of my blog, like in this tweet:
Before I go into details, I want to say THANK YOU to all of my readers. Thanks for reading my blog from time to time, to leave a comment and to share my posts with other people. Still, the feedback I get for this blog is great and just awesome and motivates me to continue producing content on a regular basis. I will try to keep up the pace for 2017 ;-). Read more
It’s bin a long time since I wrote my last blog post. At the moment there is not so much time for me to write down all the posts I have in draft mode. Sorry for that! However, since christmas is almost there and the german edition of my book Hands-On Mobile App Testing is available since end of September with the title Mobile App Testing, I want to give all my german speaking blog readers/ lurkers 😉 the opportunity to win a signed copy of the german edition.
Wearable devices constitute a major part of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), which explains the incredible growth of the industry in just a few years. Besides fitness, these wearables have had far reaching influence on the fields of education, disabilities, medicine, gaming, transportation, and entertainment.
The miniaturisation of sensors and electronic devices combined with pervasive connectivity and lowering of costs have facilitated the rapid growth in the number of fitness trackers being conceptualised and launched in the last few years.
But the future of this market segment depends on how well it can match the aesthetics of user tastes and preferences via optimal styling and overcoming design challenges. For instance, one of the biggest concerns for smartwatch makers is the ability to match the design sensibility of luxury time pieces, which are, first and foremost, identified as a fashion statement.
Other challenges include the limited battery life of most devices and the requirement for regular recharging, privacy issues, and functional bugs, among others.
But even with these obstacles, many new companies continue to enter the fray in the wide range of fitness trackers and wearable technologies. Some examples include: Read more