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

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

4 Quick Q & As about Tricentis & Perfecto

Gain CI Efficiencies: Test Advanced Functionalities on the Right Devices

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.Here’s an overview of…

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…

How to Improve Your Continuous Testing While Balancing Velocity, Coverage, and UX Risk

How to Improve Your Continuous Testing While Balancing Velocity, Coverage, and UX Risk

Continuous testing is one of the keys to the DevOps kingdom.  Your pipeline needs to move fast to keep up with ever-shrinking release schedules but you can’t afford to sacrifice quality-  or UX- in the name of speed. The solution? During each stage of development, Development teams need to balance testing every scenario against the amount of time needed to generate meaningful test results.

Future-Proof Your Test Lab: Take the Guesswork Out Of Your Application Testing Strategy

Future-Proof Your Test Lab: Take the Guesswork Out Of Your Application Testing Strategy

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, or if you work in DevOps, you’ve probably already spent a fair amount of time considering which devices you need in your lab. Testing on the right platforms is key to ensuring a great experience for your users. However, in the scramble to make sure your lab is up to date today, you might overlook another critical component of a successful testing strategy: planning. Planning for future…

Proven Methodology for Cross-Platform Application Testing Success

Proven Methodology for Cross-Platform Application Testing Success

If you make your living building or testing applications, there’s one question you can’t avoid: “With the market constantly changing, which platforms do I need to test against to make sure I’m not missing something important?” Enterprise app development teams need to ensure a great user experience (UX), and in order to deliver that experience, they must keep up with change; this is where Perfecto can be an invaluable partner. We continuously scan the…

XCUITest – The Emerging iOS UI Test Automation Framework

XCUITest – The Emerging iOS UI Test Automation Framework

Over the last year, there has been a growing trend of iOS development teams adopting XCUITest and additional frameworks built on top of the XCTest interface.Development teams have started to adopt XCUITest to get fast and reliable feedback. There are a few clear drivers to this growing adoption:Intuitive – Using XCUITest is quite intuitive for developers as it runs from within the XCode IDE Fast – Test execution against iOS devices is faster than any other…

The 3 Big C’s of Agile Development and Testing

The 3 Big C’s of Agile Development and Testing

In the age of Agile and Digital Transformation strategies, every brand is looking to set themselves apart. In order to excel strategically in the implementation of your digital transformation you need to be offering services to end users on their terms, on their devices, at their convenience, streamlining and differentiating features. On top of that, end users expect everything to look great, work perfectly…quickly.When choosing your digital transformation strategy, there are key tradeoffs to understand…

Mobile Testing on iPhoneX – What Developers Need to Know

Mobile Testing on iPhoneX – What Developers Need to Know

Apple (again) reinvented the display with the introduction of the notch on iPhone X screens (soon on 3 more models, and likely, eventually, across the fleet). From a developer perspective, that innovation may not have been as popular. So much so, that Apple approved a ‘Notch Remover” app.The introduction of the notch made it confusing for app developers to know exactly how to develop the app. There is what’s called a “safe area” to develop…

Will Your Mobile UX get Sacked by Bounce Rate Measurability in 2018?

Will Your Mobile UX get Sacked by Bounce Rate Measurability in 2018?

There are always new challenges in the mobile world and as mobile usage continues to dominate almost every business vertical (both native mobile-web), having a testing strategy that can be modified to incorporate new use cases and interfaces is crucial.Over the next few months I will dive into some of the hot topics and trends in the Digital sphere to look at the horizon. Today we will be talking about the Mobile UX and bounce…

Increase Performance in Cross-Browser Testing with Zero Effort – Here’s How

Increase Performance in Cross-Browser Testing with Zero Effort – Here’s How

Are you used to getting a certain amount of data from your testing practices? Did you know that today you can extract more data from your existing testing practice…with zero additional effort. This all plays into the shift left movement that delivers insight – earlier and easier. When thinking about shifting left, you should answer one of these questions:1. What new insights can I gain earlier? 2. How easy is it to implement?