This joke can apply to building automated tests for web applications – there’s a temptation to automate what’s easiest to automate rather than what’s most important to automate, and it’s probably never been easier to automate the testing of the back end, the server end, of web applications.
Test automation of applications has been around for many years. There are many of us in the automated testing field that started very early in the test automation phase, but the introduction of mobile devices has brought on a new angle in test automation of applications. Mobile device testing introduces new technical challenges along with new processes and testing tools.
In recent years, we have finally seen mobile devices disconnect from their bulky computer counterparts. You no longer need a standalone computer to own an iPhone for instance. In the early days of the iOS devices, you needed to connect your device to your computer. You did this to sync all of your favorite music, photos, back up your device, etc. That all changed when “Cloud” services arrived. Now, there’s not much reason to connect your iPad to your desktop. All of your files are now backed up in the cloud, ready for you to download whenever and where ever you want. This disconnection from PCs has made its way into the app development world as well.
Olenick & Associates attended the ILTA conference in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada last month. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet others in the industry and share a bit about our services while showcasing our new booth.
With the mobile industry booming organizations are finding a greater need to develop their apps and websites to be compatible and mobile-friendly. This means that testers now have to verify these apps or sites on the various mobile devices available on the market. As there are many mobile devices (phones and tablets), as well as various mobile tools available for testers to become familiar with, this can pose a challenge and may be initially overwhelming when testers are first introduced to the mobile testing concept.
To enable our employees to gain general understanding and knowledge of mobile testing and the various tools that can be used for testing in the mobile world, Olenick set up test projects using different sites and apps to train employees The end goal was to ensure that employees would gain understanding of the tools, and also the challenges of mobile testing.
Flynn and colleague Michael Ivy explained that performance testing is much more than buying and running a performance testing tool.
Too often, performance testing is seen as just running a lot of traffic. A detailed plan, measurable requirements, and defined test conditions are needed to determine pass or fail. The attendees learned how to structure a performance test and interpret results in a comprehensive manner. There were good questions from the audience, techniques and processes were reviewed and discussed.
December, 2006. Virtualization client recognized as 56 out of 500 top Innovative companies for Monte Carlo simulation package using Microsoft’s Virtual Server and IBM blade technologies using Grid computing.