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Cloud Test Lab by Google

Google is going to launch a new product called Cloud Test Lab which will be available this summer for developers and testers within the Google Play Developer Console. Google will provide the twenty most popular Android devices from around the world that can be used to test your app on real devices. Besides that, there will be lots of virtual devices as well.

Twenty devices is not that much, there are other cloud testing provider offering more than 1000 real devices in the cloud but also for lots of money. The new service offered by Google will be for free and I really think they will add more devices over the time.

Google mentioned that developers or testers just have to upload their apps to the service and the offered tool will automatically test every app section. When there are crashes, Google Cloud Test Lab will generate a crash log and is also providing access to a video to see what went wrong. I am really looking forward to Cloud Test Lab and how Google will integrate tools like UIAutomator or Espresso.

If you are interested in the new service, there is an early access form where you can register to get further information in the upcoming weeks.

When the service is available in the Google Play Developer Console I will write about it.

Happy Testing!

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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

My Mobile Apps - Adventures in QA

My Mobile Apps

In one of my last posts I was writing about my software testing tools that I am using on a daily basis during work. After writing the post about the software testing tools, this post about my mobile apps came to my mind. I am always asking other people what kind of apps they are using and I get this question from time to time as well.

Therefore, I wanted to provide you with an overview of the apps I am using on a daily basis on my Nexus 5.

My Mobile Apps

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GTAC 2014 Day 2

And here is the second day and video from the Google Test Automation Conference. At the second day there were again talks from Google, Facebook, American Express, Adobe or Comcast. This day was again just great, with great topics and great speakers. Check out the attached video and enjoy the various topics about test automation.

Happy Testing!

GTAC 2014 Day 1

On 10/28/2014, the first day of the 2014 Google Test Automation Conference took place in Kirkland. For those who can’t attend the conference, Google provided a live stream and has now published the talks in a youtube video.

The video includes very interesting talks from various companies such as Google, Mozilla, Adobe, HP, Dropbox, Netflix or Facebook. The complete schedule can be found here.

All talks from the first day are included in this video.

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