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Mobile Test Pyramid - Adventures in QA

Mobile Test Pyramid

Anyone who is involved in software testing and software test automation should know the test automation pyramid introduced by Mike Cohn (http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/).

This article contains excerpts from my book „Hands-On Mobile App Testing“ published with Pearson Education.

As you can see in the following image, the typical pyramid consists of three layers. At the bottom, there is the automated unit-testing layer, in the middle the automated integration testing layer and at the top there is the automated end-to-end testing layer (including the user interface tests). Each layer has a different size, indicating the number of tests that should be written within each stage. Manual testing is not part of the test pyramid, hence it is shown as a cloud for additional testing work.

Test Pyramid - Adventures in QA

But this pyramid is not applicable to mobile apps and mobile test automation. Mobile testing requires a totally different set of testing activities like movement, sensors, different devices and networks compared to other software like desktop or web applications. Lots of manual testing is required to be sure that a mobile app is working as expected in the different usage scenarios. Read more

Mobile App Europe Summary and Slides

I am just back in Hamburg from the Mobile App Europe Conference and I am still excited about it. I had 2 great days in Potsdam meeting several mobile experts from all over the world to exchange on the latest mobile topics. I had the chance to talk to Dan Cuellar, the creator of Appium which was really great. I talked to people from booking.com, Groupon and other cool companies out there.

Another great thing was that I met Stephen Janaway and Richard Bradshaw again. We had some nice talks and at the end of the first day we were recording another episode of Testing in the Pub together with Denys Zelenchuck, Sergej Mudruk and André Gorzel.

Adventures in QA - Recording Testing in the Pub 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