Developing a Mobile Testing Strategy

How does one begin to thoughtfully build a mobile testing strategy for ensuring quality in this constantly shifting mobile landscape? For starters, building out a QA “dimensional” framework provides a great strategic foundation that can meet the immediate and future testing needs in this dynamic environment. Critical dimensions in a mobile QA and test strategy include:

  • Functional
  • Platform Compatibility (OS/Devices)
  • Network Variances
  • Performance
  • Test automation
  • Integration
  • Usability and User Experience

April 20, 2017
In Turkey, software testing takes center stage

Philip Lew delivers a keynote address in Istanbul on his agile software testing process. Will Turkey be the next wellspring of quality assurance innovation? Istanbul is home to TestIstanbul, an international tech conference that focuses on quality assurance and testing. TestInstanbul attracts entrepreneurs and engineers from around the world to share what they have learned about agile software testing practices. Philip Lew, XBOSoft founder and CEO, delivered the closing keynote presentation for the 2017 conference. A packed audience heard Lew’s signature speech: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Agile Testing.” Lew has been influenced in his career and [...]

Exploding IoT market could drive opportunities for software testers

We asked Jon Hagar, our guest on Monday’s webinar, to give us a preview of his remarks. Here’s what he had to say. Jon: There is much hype, and there may even be quite a bit of money, around the IoT market.  IoT merges several technology lines, such as Mobile, Cloud, Communication, Big Data, and Embedded software.  Many aspects of IoT will be familiar. There are challenges, to be sure, for testers as the IoT market reveals its full potential. But these are really opportunities for testers who decide to get engaged in the IoT market.  These include:

Explore Mobile IoT Testing with Combinatorial Methodologist Jon Hagar

Jon Hagar, who will be the guest on our upcoming April 3 webinar, has dedicated his career to improving software testing methods and standards. After a long and successful career at aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, he founded Grand Software Testing, which he runs today. As a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Hagar works to develop standards for testing and generally to enhance the profession. Hagar will be discussing the challenges presented to developers and software testers by the Mobile IoT era. Our CEO, Philip Lew, will be asking Hagar about those challenges and what solutions [...]

Upcoming QA webinars: Agile testing, challenges of mobile IoT era

Philip Lew, XBOSoft founder and CEO, will participate in two webinars on consecutive Mondays as March morphs into April. You will want to save the dates of March 27 and April 3 if you are interested in learning more about the challenges of Agile testing, as well as testing in the mobile IoT era. Lew will be guest speaker for an hour-long webinar March 27 hosted by Coaching Agile Journeys. Lew will share his insights into Agile testing in the trenches. In this talk, he will cover agile testing issues such as test plans and cases. You will learn where [...]

Top 7 Quality Challenges in the Mobile IOT Period

A new age is upon us: the Mobile IoT Period. Driven by the proliferation of mobile devices, and in particular the smartphone, we now face a complex and integrated infrastructure of technologies and concepts called the Internet of Things (IoT), all connected by mobile technology. The challenges we face to ensuring software quality for the myriad technologies that are being shaped by the Mobile IoT Period are daunting. Let’s take a look at the Top 7 Challenges in the Mobile IoT Period. Big Data Big data would not be possible without mobile network technologies to get the data from one [...]

Performance Testing: Your Questions Answered, Part 2

This is the second blog post referencing our recent “Performance Testing Considerations Using JMeter and Google Analytics” webinar. We received quite a few questions we couldn't answer in full during the webinar, so today we're addressing the JMeter specific questions.

Writing code before running a performance test, courtesy of WoC in Tech.

Three performance takeaways from JMeter webinar

Our very own VP of Engineering Ed Curran presented a great webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 17 on Performance and Load Testing with Apache’s JMeter. We’re included some takeaways for you to utilize for your own load tests, and, for more info, you can watch the webinar in full below, or can view the slidedeck.

Using JMeter and Google Analytics For Software Performance Testing

6 Mistakes to Avoid in Mobile App Testing

If you were test driving a new car, you’d want to take it on the back streets and the highway. It’s the same with mobile app testing: You’ll want to test on more than one device.

Woman testing a mobile app in production stage

Woman testing a mobile app in production stage at Microsoft for WOCinTech.

Faced with tight delivery deadlines and new features and widgets to review, there’s a tendency to focus on the superficial rather than digging deep to truly get to the core of quality. XBOSoft’s team has developed a short list of best practices that we think of as “The 6 Mistakes to Avoid” when performing mobile app testing.

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