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Useful Android Development/ Testing Tools powered by troido

This week I attended the Mobile Developer Conference in Hamburg/ Germany. In the talk from Miroslav Simudvarac (www.troido.de) he presented some really useful Android Development Tools. I really like the tools and I think they are really helpful for Android Developers or Quality Assurance Experts.

The first tool is the so called re-signer developed by Miroslav Simudvarac. If you want to test e.g. with Robotium against an existing APK file and you don’t have access to the source code, you need to resign the APK file with your own signature. In a previous post I explained why you have to change the signature and how to do this on a commandline. With the re-signer tool you are now able to resign APK files over a graphical user interface. All you need ist the re-sign.jar file and an installed Android SDK. The tool can be downloaded from here. Download the jar file and execute it with a double click or from commandline with java -jar re-sign.jar. The following user interface should show up.

To resign your APK file, just Drag & Drop the file in the window. If the resigning was successful a popup window will show up and give you the information about the starting activity and the package name of the APK file that you need for your Robotium Manifest.xml file. Thats it! Now you should be able to resign APK files even faster!

The second tool is the so called Cert-Checker. Read more

Invited as Speaker to Scandinavian Agile Conference 2012 in Helsinki

Great news!
During my vacation I received an invitation as a speaker to the Scandinavian Agile Conference 2012 in Helsinki. My talk will be about mobile testing in general.

Stay tuned, I will update this post, if I have more information about my talk and the conference.

Please visit the conference page:


Here is the video of my talk:

and all the other talks can be found here


A big thank you again to the conference organizer, it was a really good conference!

Iqnite April 2012: Talk about Android Test Automation with Robotium

Last week my paper for the iqnite conference 2012 (april) in Duesseldorf was accepted. The talk is about mobile test automation using the tool robotium. The presentation will inlcude facts about robotium and a live Demo Session that show the possibilities of the tool. For more information about robotium check http://code.google.com/p/robotium. Or read a recent blogpost of how to setup robotium http://dnlkntt.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/how-to-setup-a-test-environment-for-android-using-robotium/

Here is the program (sorry, only german version available):


See you in Duesseldorf @iqnite conference!

Agile Testing Days 2011

Last week from November 14th to November 17th I was attending at the Agile Testing Days 2011 in Potsdam! If you are working in an agile software development team in different roles e.g. tester, developer, agile coach or product owner, I really recommend to go to the next Agile Testing Days 2012 to meet great people and to exchange on certain test topics.

My conference started on Monday with a tutorial from Michael Bolton with the topic: “Critical Thinking Skills for Testers”. To make it short: This tutorial was AWESOME!
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