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Reading Recommendations # 40

Today it is already the 40th issue of the reading recommendation and there will be more to come this year. The latest issue contains again six interesting posts about software testing, learning and leadership. There is a very interesting post from Jonathan Kohl about “Designing a Gamification Productivity Tool” which I highly recommend to read it. There is a post from Katrina Clokie about how she writes her posts which I find really insightful and helpful for me as a blogger. The other posts are dealing with the topics “Bad Habits During Testing Activities”, “Learning about test automation with Lego”, “Leading without Direct Reports” and a post about “Reflection”.

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.

Reading Recommendations Daniel KnottJonathan Kohl | Designing a Gamification Productivity Tool

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Mobile Test Pyramid - Adventures in QA

Mobile Test Pyramid

Anyone who is involved in software testing and software test automation should know the test automation pyramid introduced by Mike Cohn (http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/).

This article contains excerpts from my book „Hands-On Mobile App Testing“ published with Pearson Education.

As you can see in the following image, the typical pyramid consists of three layers. At the bottom, there is the automated unit-testing layer, in the middle the automated integration testing layer and at the top there is the automated end-to-end testing layer (including the user interface tests). Each layer has a different size, indicating the number of tests that should be written within each stage. Manual testing is not part of the test pyramid, hence it is shown as a cloud for additional testing work.

Test Pyramid - Adventures in QA

But this pyramid is not applicable to mobile apps and mobile test automation. Mobile testing requires a totally different set of testing activities like movement, sensors, different devices and networks compared to other software like desktop or web applications. Lots of manual testing is required to be sure that a mobile app is working as expected in the different usage scenarios. Read more

Reading Recommendations - Adventures in QA

Reading Recommendations # 38

The 38th issue of the reading recommendation contains five interesting posts. This issue is mainly about learning, test automation and how to select the right mobile test devices for your team. There are posts with the topic “Audio Testing”, “Remote Experiential Learning”, “5 Things Your Boss Doesn’t Understand about Test Automation”, “Automated Verifications are Special, and Why This is Important” and an article about “How To Decide Which Devices to Buy for Mobile Testing” from Karen Johnson.

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.

Google Testing Blog: Audio Testing – Automatic Gain Control

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People in Testing with Katrina Clokie

Adventures in QA - Katrina ClokieThis time in the “People in Testing” series, I had the chance to interview Katrina Clokie. Katrina is a very passionate software testing expert in various testing fields. She is an active contributor to the software testing community and the editor of the Testing Trapeze magazine. If you have any kind of question to Katrina, you can contact her on twitter.

 

Daniel: What is currently your biggest challenge at work?
Katrina: Since April I’ve been working in a test coaching role. My biggest challenge has been establishing good individual relationships with all the testers I work with. I spend a lot of time thinking about the number of interactions we have and what they are, as I know their primary responsibility is to their delivery teams and in some ways my work is a distraction from that. I am aiming to be approachable and helpful, without being overbearing and annoying. I hope I’m finding the right balance. Read more

Mobile App Europe Summary and Slides

I am just back in Hamburg from the Mobile App Europe Conference and I am still excited about it. I had 2 great days in Potsdam meeting several mobile experts from all over the world to exchange on the latest mobile topics. I had the chance to talk to Dan Cuellar, the creator of Appium which was really great. I talked to people from booking.com, Groupon and other cool companies out there.

Another great thing was that I met Stephen Janaway and Richard Bradshaw again. We had some nice talks and at the end of the first day we were recording another episode of Testing in the Pub together with Denys Zelenchuck, Sergej Mudruk and André Gorzel.

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