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Printed Edition of Hands-On Mobile App Testing

Hands-On Mobile App Testing - Adventures in QAMy book Hands-On Mobile App Testing is now available in the printed copy edition in all online and offline bookstores. If you visit the book landing page http://handsonmobileapptesting.com/ you get further information about the book as well as a free chapter.

If you are interested in some more details about each chapter you can have a look at the rough cuts on safari books online.

I am very happy and proud that I was able to write this book. While writing the book I improved some of my personal skills. For example, I improved my english writing skills (at least I hope so :)). I learned that it is very important to be focused on a certain topic instead of jumping through chapters. I improved my organizational skills, I learned to be patient, critical to myself and to be tenacious. Read more

Slides from the Mobile App Europe Conference

Today (29/09/2014) is a sad day for me, because  the Mobile App Europe conference in Potsdam/ Berlin has started and I can’t attend because of sickness. I was really looking forward to attend the conference as a speaker and as a attendee, to talk to so many great people from the mobile app business but now I can’t :(.

The Mobile App Europe conference was not just a normal conference for me, no it was something special. I had the chance as a program chair to help the great organizers to setup the program, that you guys now can enjoy. I really hope you enjoy the talks and that you will learn something new.

In the last couple of weeks I worked a lot on my slides and I don’t want to hide them from you. I just uploaded them to slideshare. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask them. Get in contact with me, or write a comment to this post.

In the slides you will also find my latest project ;), that will be available in the next couple of weeks.

Have fun and enjoy the conference!

Greets,
Daniel

How to test energy consumption on Android devices

Last week I attended the Eclipse Testing Day 2013 in Darmstadt/ Germany. The main topic of the conference was Mobile Testing. One of the best talks was “Energy testing and optimization of mobile applications” by Claas Wilke. Claas talked about the energy consumption of apps and that this topic is not considered by all developers during the development and testing phase. To prevent apps to consume to much battery, Claas developed a tool called JouleUnit. JouleUnit is an energy profiler, that can be used for Android apps, to find unnecessary battery usage of the app during runtime. JouleUnit is using the Android instrumentation framework to test the app. Beside profiling the battery usage you can also monitor the device CPU, WiFi or the display brightness. JouleUnit tests have the same structure like JUnit tests. At the end of the test run a nice graph is generated to see the battery consumption of the app.

JouleUnit Graph

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36 Days of Web Testing by Robert Lambert

36 Days of Web Testing by Robert LambertA couple of days ago I found the ebook from Robert Lambert (@Rob_Lambert) “36 Days of Web Testing”. The book is free and covers testing topics like:

– Cross Browser
– Multiple tabs
– Browser extensions
– URL changing
– …

The book is a nice overview and provide lots of useful hints and tips as well as great links to further information about how to test an web application. Go and get it.

http://thesocialtester.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/36DaysOfWebTesting.pdf

Greets Daniel!

Kindle Fire Tablets Pre-Submission Assessment Guide

Today, Amazon send an email to all Amazon App Store developers who have already an app in their store. This email included also a link of a Pre-Submission Assessment Guide where developers find hint and tipps how to test their app for the store. The list is a nice overview of possible things that should be tested during development and before submission. Also a short test example is provided! Good for developers who have no own QA, for QA people this list is not enough ;).

How to Use This Guide

For each app you intend to submit, follow the instructions in each of the following four test groupings and note the behavior. If your app does not pass the assessment criteria listed below, you should fix any of the issues found before submitting your app for final review.
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