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Top 10 Challenges Faced With Implementing Good Test Automation

03/30/2016
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Here is a list of challenges and pain points every Dev or QA manager should take into account when considering whether or not to implement test automation within their quality assurance phase. After reading these, head to our How To section to see our approach on creating automated tests utilizing Watir-Webdriver. 1. Automate Everything? Knowing when you have…

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Throttling Your Bandwidth to Simulate 2G, 3G, 4G & Other Connection Speeds

02/02/2016
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With competition and, consequently, user options at an all-time high, QA teams everywhere (esp. those with large distributed user populations) are increasingly looking at testing the performance of their apps at varying bandwidth/network speeds to ensure that ALL users have a consistent experience. This is also an important metric for cellular operators to ensure their…

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Awetest Responsive Testing Utility for Breakpoint Testing

10/22/2015
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We are always excited to develop new tools and solutions that help relieve the painful aspects of the testing. We’ve previously discussed responsive testing in our posts about incorporating Galen into Awetest and the importance of Responsive Design for E-Commerce. Now, we’re excited to introduce the Awetest Responsive Testing Utility (ARTU), for Breakpoint Testing. Anyone testing a responsive…

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Leveraging Exploratory Testing for your DevOps Needs

10/13/2015
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As DevOps continues to expand, understanding how each team’s function contributes to your end goal is imperative. When looking at QA, it is tempting to push for your testing to be 100% automation.  After all, if automation means you’re hitting your test case completion goal faster, who’s complaining? The problem lies in the assumption that there…

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Testing Implications of App Slicing

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With the release of iOS9, Apple introduced App Thinning. In their words: “The App Store and operating system optimize the installation of iOS and watchOS apps by tailoring app delivery to the capabilities of the user’s particular device, with minimal footprint. This optimization, called app thinning, lets you create apps that use the most device…

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Exploratory Testing; Why is it Important?

10/09/2015
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Exploratory testing allows a tester to exercise their creativity and knowledge (or lack thereof) of the application to discover new defects, and subsequently new flows to incorporate into their scripted tests. This makes exploratory testing an extremely important component of your testing lifecycle.

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