How mobile is changing software testing

Jennifer Lent is the site editor for TechTarget’s SearchSoftwareQuality.com. She is a treasure trove of mobile application dev and testing news. If you have some time to kill and want to learn more about the rise of mobile and how it’s changing companies and their development approaches (particularly in enterprise) go through her archives.

In the meantime, here’s a look at four major changes mobile has forced upon the...

By Mike Brown, 09 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Devices, Platforms, Testing.

The most needed gap to be filled in app freelancing

Anyone who has built an app knows there is a massive gap in the market when it comes to server management. Especially for those Appreneurs is looking to host their app on a budget. Fully managed servers are expensive and often required. Many apps will need several custom services to be installed and setup.

Shared hosting just does not cut the mustard. You’re going to need a VPS or dedicated server. We actually use Rackspace open cloud ourselves. Once you sign up for these services, you find that you’re...

By Jeff Williams, 08 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Development Tools, Testing.

Beta testing mobile apps - how to get it right

As a mobile developer, whenever I visit an app store and look at thousands of apps with a single star review, I get chilled to the core. A fear grips me and I wonder if the same fate awaits my upcoming apps. Most of the apps that do not do so well on the app store are either poorly conceptualised or badly implemented. If you are unsure about the importance and significance of mobile apps testing, you must read Rosie Sherry’s ideas on how...

By Alicia Carter, 04 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: App Stores, Development Tools, Testing.

Android continues to be the world’s biggest magnet for malware

Mobile malware. It’s scary, hard to protect against and is growing rapidly – especially on the Android OS. Due to its open-nature and popularity, the Android OS continues to be the biggest magnet for mobile malware and security attacks.

As covered by Ingrid Lunden of TechCrunch, a recent report from F-Secure says that Android accounts for 79% of all malware in 2012:

By Mike Brown, 20 March 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Security, Testing.

Mobile users becoming more demanding and less patient

If you’re a mobile app developer or tester here’s some good news, according to a study released by Compuware, 85% of smartphone users prefer native apps over mobile web. The bad news? They have very high expectations, and you’re not meeting them. Want to hear some scary statistics?

  • 55% of users have experienced a problem with a mobile app
  • 62% have had an app crash, freeze or throw an error
  • 47% experienced sluggish launch
  • 40% have had an app fail to...

By Mike Brown, 15 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Testing.

Microsoft tries to help web developers with modern.IE

Microsoft has launched modern.IE, a set of testing tools designed to help developers “ensure their sites work beautifully across Internet Explorer as well as other modern browsers”.

This has come about in conjunction with browser tester BrowserStack, with which developers get three months free if they sign up with modern.IE.

There are three distinct elements to modern.IE. The first is a code detection wizard; the second is the three months of free testing from BrowserStack; and a best practice...

By James Bourne, 31 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Microsoft, Testing.

How can you choose the right content management system?

Simply put, a Content Management System (CMS) is a system for managing content. Unfortunately, this basic definition fails to capture what a successful content management solution entails. 

A CMS refers to a Web application that provides a centralised database, allowing for the creation, revision and storage of various content through a predefined interface. Digital content is managed through a combination of rules, specific workflows and processes, which are applied to the content in order to facilitate the effective...

By Nenu Tech, 21 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development Tools, Testing.