Perfecto Blog – Continuous Testing, Delivery & Monitoring for Devops 2018-05-02T15:59:12+00:00

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Testing Progressive Web Apps (PWA) in 2018 – Part 3 of our PWA Series

Testing Progressive Web Apps (PWA) in 2018 – Part 3 of our PWA Series

In a recent webinar, Perfecto CTO Uzi Eilon and I took a look at some of the issues related to PWA testing; we offered a full testing strategy consisting of 6 pillars: Validate PWA Manifest, Validate PWA Service Workers, Validate PWA Specific Capabilities, Properly Test Across Platforms (Responsive Web Design), Object Identification Strategy, Google's PWA Checklist Compliance

PWAs Part II: How 7 Global Brands Are Taking Advantage of Progressive Web Apps

PWAs Part II: How 7 Global Brands Are Taking Advantage of Progressive Web Apps

PWAs provide a fresh (& lean) start for major brands apps It seems as if development teams have taken the new rebirth/relaunch of PWAs (finally iOS 11.3!!!) as an opportune time to start with a fresh, clean slate. In fact, all 7 apps on our list actually got a jump before iOS/Safari had PWA support and are now well-positioned and realizing real benefits in user experience with their PWAs. What these companies seem to have in…

2018 State of Progressive Web Apps (PWA) – Part 1

2018 State of Progressive Web Apps (PWA) – Part 1

Part I: The Fundamentals A brief history Progressive Web Applications. They’re a hot topic these days, yet it seems like we’ve been hearing about them for years. And we have. In fact, the first high profile mention of the concept came from none other than Steve Jobs at Macworld 2007. “The full Safari engine is inside of iPhone. And so, you can write amazing Web 2.0 and Ajax apps that look exactly and behave exactly like apps on…

Perfecto’s DigitalZoom™ Adds Support for Software Version Control with tools to speed up DevOps processes

Perfecto’s DigitalZoom™ Adds Support for Software Version Control with tools to speed up DevOps processes

How do you keep track of all the moving parts of Continuous Testing? Source Code, Test Scripts, logs, visuals, and other artifacts are created and collected during the all-encompassing processes of Continuous Testing throughout the DevOps pipeline. The amount of test data and number of artifacts are constantly growing and at the same time require traceability. We at Perfecto, see digital enterprises asking a key, fundamental question: How do we optimize testing activities in order to…

Mobile Application Accessibility Testing: Automating with Espresso and XCTest Frameworks

Mobile Application Accessibility Testing: Automating with Espresso and XCTest Frameworks

Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed the growing need to make all types of applications – web and mobile – accessible to everyone: “We’ve always viewed accessibility as a human right, and just like human rights are for everyone, we want our products to be accessible to everyone.” ~Tim Cook Websites frequently have been targets of disability discrimination and, unfortunately, this trend is making its way into the domain of mobile applications. [

App Bug of the Week: Is Your App Smarter Than a Sixth-Grader?

App Bug of the Week: Is Your App Smarter Than a Sixth-Grader?

OK, it’s not exactly a corporate doomsday scenario. Still, a recent story from the BBC is a perfect illustration of why testing real-world scenarios needs to be a part of your testing strategy. The sample size might be too small to draw any definitive conclusions about humanity but, if this group is any indication, you might want to keep an extra eye on your 11-year-old. So, what happened? In a nutshell, some students (aged 5-15 years…

4 Questions and Answers About Tricentis & Perfecto

4 Questions and Answers About Tricentis & Perfecto

Why is Tricentis creating a cloud execution partner program? Tricentis’ customers are doing mobile testing in various ways – they do full mobile automation and exploratory testing, some of them prefer simulators or emulators while others want to use real devices. They also can be divided based on the location of devices – some prefer to have them locally, while others want to use device cloud of their choice. Tricentis wants to fulfill all that

Gain CI Efficiencies: Test Advanced Functionalities on the Right Devices

Gain CI Efficiencies: Test Advanced Functionalities on the Right Devices

FaceID, TouchID, location, camera, and conversational interfaces are offered on such a wide array of devices that it’s enough to make a testing professional dizzy. There’s a constant question buzzing in our testing minds: which device supports which feature?

Testing Modern Conversational Interfaces: Google Home and Amazon Alexa

Testing Modern Conversational Interfaces: Google Home and Amazon Alexa

If you aren’t already talking to your watch, your car, or your smartphone, you will be soon. Users love interacting with services and content on their own devices, at their convenience and on their terms- doing so in a more “human” way frees them inconvenient and tedious text entry. Voice interfaces can make commutes more productive, let you quickly find a TV show, or find great recipes without having to juggle a keyboard and mouse…

Appium 1.8 : The 7 Features You Need to Know About in this Major Release

Appium 1.8 : The 7 Features You Need to Know About in this Major Release

More Upgrades Than You Can Shake a Stick At Don’t be fooled by the version number. Appium 1.8 is a major release and it packs the new features to prove it. If you use Appium and you haven’t already upgraded, you’re going to want to. Our own Eran Kinsbruner hosted a webinar with Jonathan Lipps, Appium project lead and founder of Cloud Grey, to give us the low-down on this awesome new release.

Get to Know Gauge, the New Cross-Browser Testing Framework

Get to Know Gauge, the New Cross-Browser Testing Framework

If you thought web innovation would slow down or end in 2018, we are delighted to tell you that you are wrong. There is a new cross-browser testing framework being adopted in the community. Gauge, a framework sponsored by ThoughtWorks has begun to make noise in a community dominated by Cucumber framework and Selenium

Appium’s Pros, Cons & What The (Testing Framework) Future Might Look Like

Appium’s Pros, Cons & What The (Testing Framework) Future Might Look Like

Since Perfecto is sponsoring and attending the annual Appium 2018 conference today, it’s a great time to take a look at some pros and cons, how it stacks up against the competing tools and what might be around the corner. Benefits of Appium What’s great about Appium: Is has a strong active open source community Appium is by far the leading open-source test framework for cross-platform(mobile) native test automation (iOS, Android) solutions Appium is consistently backed by a large, very…