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:

Appium Mode & Selendroid Mode in Appium 1.2 for Android Automation

When Appium V1.2 was released, two modes for android automation were introduced, Appium Mode and Selendroid Mode. From a technical point of view, Appium mode is based on Google’sUIAutomator, and Selendroid mode is based on Google’s Instrumentation. Android Versions 2.3 through 4.2 are supported via Appium’s bundled version of Selendroid, which utilizes Instrumentation. Versions 4.2 and up are supported via Appium’s own UIAutomator libraries. This is the default automation backend. Both UIAutomator and Instrumentation are Android frameworks provided by Google. UIAutomator is much newer, which was released after Android API level 16 (Android 4.1.2), as the automation test framework for people to test the user interface (UI). This also means that if you select Appium mode

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