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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 I removed outdated content and added many new sections to the chapters. While working through the first edition, I noticed that many link resources are not working anymore or are outdated.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 I was thinking about a solution to prevent the book resources becoming outdated too fast.

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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.

If you want to read the book as paperback version, follow this link to get your personal copy of the book from Amazon.

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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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Adventures in QA - TestProject Resources

TestProject Resources

In the last article, I wrote about the easy setup of TestProject and what the platform offers to you. If you are interested in using it as well in your project, I took some time and collected a bunch of really useful resources. The resources might help you to kickstart your TestProject workspace and to start testing your Android and iOS app with a single test automation tool.

General TestProject Documentation

TestProject Videos

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Adventures in QA - Testing Mobile Apps

Testing Mobile Apps with a Single Automation Solution

My summer vacation is over and I am back at writing :). In my last article, I compared test automation frameworks with pros and cons. Today’s article is focusing on the important topic of testing mobile apps. Especially with a focus on mobile test automation and how this can be done with a single automation solution.

Most organizations support both mobile platforms for their product, Android as well as iOS. Both platforms together have a world-wide market share of 98% and therefore it is essential to develop and release the own mobile product on both systems. Sure, there might be products, markets and services that are used more on one of the platforms, but for the majority of companies both platforms are critical for their business.

For those software testers working already in the field of mobile testing hopefully know that both platforms have similarities as well as differences. In both cases this knowledge is key to success, especially when you want focus on the field of mobile test automation. If you don’t know the key differences of the mobile platforms and apps, I recommend to take a look at my book Hands-On Mobile App Testing or at my mobile testing online course A Beginners Guide To Mobile Testing.

Why Mobile Test Automation is Important?

According to user surveys conducted by Arctouch and TechBeacon, more than 50% of mobile app users will uninstall an app after the first usage. One of the main reasons for the uninstallation is an app crash or freeze at the first launch. Furthermore, the surveys found out that mobile users have a much higher expectation to mobile apps than to any other software products. Up to 80% of mobile users will delete an app after the first usage if the design is bad, the app has a poor user experience or is not fast enough. Read more