The 29th issue of my software testing reading recommendations contains 7 blog posts. There is a very interesting article on Hiring Testers and on Interview questions for possible new software testers. Furthermore, there is a blogpost from Uber and how they build their own mobile test automation framework called Octopus. There is another post from Richard about Testability Question. Lisa Crispin wrote an article about confidence which is really worth reading. Then there is a post about Personas and another with the topic “Amazon and Testing in Production”.
Enjoy reading the posts and send me posts that are worth reading and I will mention you and link to your social links or blog.
Friendly Tester – Testability Question at CAST 2015
As every year since 2012, the guys from OpenSignal release the Android fragmentation report. The latest report was just published and the results of it are amazing and at the same time really scary if you are an Android developer or Android tester. For the 2015 report, 682,000 devices were surveyed and 24,093 distinct Android devices are on the market. Last year in 2014 there were “only” 18,796 devices available. Within one year the Android device market grew by 5,297 more devices, which is amazing if you keep the new iOS devices in mind. Apple released in 2015 (well 2014) only 4 devices. The iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. Read more
The 28th issue of my software testing reading recommendations contains 6 blog posts. The first blog post is from Google announcing the new option for Android beta testing. I also wrote a post about this topic on Monday. Then there is a book review from Janet Gregory of the book “Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests”. There are two posts written live from #TestRetreat about “How Can We Interview Testers Better?” and “Bringing Energy Back to Testing”. Then there are two great posts about “On being and becoming a speaker at conferences” and “How I Survived My First Year of Testing”.
Enjoy reading the posts during the nice summer days and feel free to send me any kind of reading recommendations if you have a great article to share.
Iterate faster on Google Play with improved beta testing | Android Developers Blog
Since a couple of years Google is offering beta testing for Android apps. With this feature companies or developers have the chance to release Android beta apps to mobile testers via the Google Play Store. This feature is integrated into the Google Play Developer Console and is very easy to use. All you have to do is to upload your beta apk file to the developer console and to publish the app to the known beta testers.
Mobile development teams are able to create their own beta testing community with the help of G+ communities or Google groups. Since last week, Google is offering two more options to improve the beta testing even further. With this update, mobile tester and developer are able to create a public beta tester group without the need of the G+ community or a Google group. All you have to do, is to enable this option in the developer console and to send the beta testing URL to possible testers.
The URL has the scheme: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.package.name. Whenever a tester is clicking this link he or she can become a beta tester of the app. After clicking the link, the beta tester will get an update of the app in the Google Play Store and is able to download the beta version. Read more
The 27th issue of my software testing reading recommendations contains 7 blog posts. There are posts about the pyramid and the dog-bone revisited. The challenge in providing accessibility, habits for agile testing and a post about custom ViewMatchers in Espresso for Android test automation. Another post is about “Test Levels! Really?!”, “The Dos and dont’s of testing automation” and one post from Markus Gärtner is dealing with “Working in a distributed company”.
Enjoy reading the posts.
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