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Hands-On Mobile App Testing 2nd Edition

Hands-On Mobile App Testing 2nd Edition is Available

Today, I want to inform you that the 2nd edition of my book Hands-On Mobile App Testing is available for purchase on leanpub.com 🎉. I am pretty happy with the 2nd edition, since it’s so much better than the first edition. I completely revised every chapter. I removed outdated content and added many new sections to the chapters. While working through the first edition, I noticed that many link resources are not working anymore or are outdated. Many of the tools, I mentioned in 2014 are not available anymore. I was thinking about a solution to prevent the book resources becoming outdated too fast.

More Mobile Testing Content

For this reason, I created a proxy page here on my blog for the 2nd edition. All resources from the book, link to my proxy page. With that logic in place, all links inside the book will remain valid and working. I am making sure, that all links on the proxy book page are up to date and available for you when you need them 😀. I hope you like this idea!

Next to the links, I was reworking all the images inside the book, mainly the graphics I was creating myself back in 2014. They look much fresher and nicer now. At the same time I added some more images to the chapters.

Here is a quick summary of what I have changed in the 2nd edition:

  • All chapters got updated
  • New way of link resource handling.
  • Chapter 4 and 5 got updated with the latest tooling and techniques in mobile testing.
  • Chapter 7 got new sections for beta testing, staged rollout and mobile release train.
  • Chapter 9 added with a new technology trends.
  • Every image in the book got a make over.

I am looking forward to your feedback about the book. If you have any feedback get in contact with me via twitter or send me a message at daniel [at] adventuresinqa [dot][com].

I would be more than happy if you would spread the news with your testing network.

As a next step, I am also looking into print on demand solutions for the book. By now you can get the digital version at leanpub.com in pdf, mobi or epub format.

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Hands-On Mobile App Testing 2nd Edition

Hands-On Mobile App Testing – 2nd Edition is Coming

In this post I want to inform you, that I am currently working on the 2nd edition of my book Hands-On Mobile App Testing. The mobile testing book will be available in some weeks on leanpub.com and maybe on other platforms. The book is on the market since 2014 and in some parts outdated. Especially the link sources are outdated or not available anymore. Also outdated is the test automation chapter, especially the testing tool section.

My plan is to revise the whole book from the first to the last page. Once revised, it will be a state of the art mobile testing book. That will help you to tackle all mobile testing challenges. If you would like to stay up to date with the book and to get informed when the book will be available, make sure to sign on the landing page here.

The content of the first edition can be checked here.

If you have a topic that should be covered in the 2nd edition let me know either on twitter @dnlkntt or via mail daniel [at] adventuresinqa [DOT] com.

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Win a Copy of Hands-On Mobile App Testing

Time flies, my book Hands-On Mobile App Testing was published in the printed edition one year ago. Since then so many people wrote me via mail, twitter, facebook, XING or LinkedIn that they like the book and that they found it really useful. This kind of feedback feels really good and makes me happy.

In June last year I posted the following picture on twitter after I received a huge box of books :). Read more

Mobile Testing Cheat Sheet

This is the first post in 2016 related to mobile testing and I think that new and interesting mobile testing challenges will come up this year for all of us. We all know that mobile apps are becoming more and more important for nearly every section of our lives and that the mobile market is still on the rise. More and more apps for smartphones, tablets and smartwatches are coming to the market to solve any kind of problem for the mobile user.
However, many mobile apps are still not well developed and tested and sometimes it is very hard to remember all those important areas during our testing activities. In order to change that, I created a mobile testing cheat sheet which you can use to print out and to stick it to your office walls to not forget important areas while developing and testing your mobile app. Maybe the mobile testing cheat sheet will help you and your colleagues in the daily app development business.
The mobile testing cheat sheet contains various areas that are really important in order to submit a high quality app to your customers.

Mobile Testing Cheat Sheet

The mind map contains 32 sections that you and your team should consider while the development and testing phase. There are areas such as: Read more

Behind the Scenes of Hands-On Mobile App Testing

This article was published in the Testing Circus Edition 5 – Volume 6 from May 2015. Today I want to share this article with you on my blog, to give you some insights on how I wrote my book “Hands-On Mobile App Testing”.

It all started in 2010 when I had the opportunity to work on my first mobile project. The mobile team I worked in was responsible for developing a mobile web app, a native Android app and a native iOS app. This was the company’s first mobile project and a completely new testing environment for the quality assurance department. Together with a colleague, I had the chance to build up a mobile testing strategy from scratch. We evaluated several test automation tools to see which one fits best in our software development lifecycle. At that time, mobile testing tools were few and far between, and at a very early development stage. We then tried several testing approaches and tools. Of course we failed with some of them, but in the end the whole team, the company and our customers were happy.

Another reason why I wrote this book was because of my blog http://www.adventuresinqa.com. I started blogging in 2011 after giving a presentation at the Agile Testing Days in Potsdam, Germany. This was my first talk at a major testing conference and I was the only speaker on the agenda who spoke about mobile testing. After my presentation I was very busy for the rest of the conference as a lot of people approached me to ask about mobile testing, the approaches I use, what kind of tools I use and so forth. The huge interest and the lack of knowledge in mobile testing convinced me to start writing a blog. The goal was to share my knowledge of mobile testing and to exchange views and ideas with other mobile testers, while also improving my written English skills. So far I’ve written about 90 posts covering mobile apps and testing, and I never expected so many people from around the world to take an interest in my blog. The feedback I got so far has been great and it convinced me to take the next step. Read more