Perfecto Blog – Continuous Testing, Delivery & Monitoring for Devops 2018-10-19T13:02:28+00:00

8 Essential Questions (and Answers) about Continuous Testing with Yoram Mizrachi

Why DevOps Teams Need Cloud-Based Solutions

Perfecto Wins QA and Testing Vendor of the Year at the QA Vector Awards

3 Lessons to Learn from Snapchat in 2018

3 Lessons to Learn from Snapchat in 2018

Perfecto Announces Immediate Support for iOS12 (GA) in Its Cloud-based Testing Platform

Perfecto Announces Immediate Support for iOS12 (GA) in Its Cloud-based Testing Platform

It's September and that means that Apple has released its latest, next-generation platform: iOS12. Perfecto is pleased to announce support for testing and developing on iOS12 (GA, or General Availability) using its cloud-based testing platform in utilizing Appium and XCUITest. Based on last year’s adoption of iOS11, we should expect similar (or slightly faster) adoption of iOS12(see below), - which means around 40-50% of users will upgrade within the first month. iOS12 also introduces new devices, which means greater market fragmentation, and as…

Book Worms and Testers Unite: Continuous Testing for DevOps Professionals is Here

Book Worms and Testers Unite: Continuous Testing for DevOps Professionals is Here

Exciting things are happening here at Perfecto! Today we announced the upcoming release of our second book, Continuous Testing for DevOps Professionals. Debuting next week at Jenkins World | DevOps World, and spearheaded by Perfecto’s own Eran Kinsbruner, we collaborated with the best and brightest in the industry to provide in-depth guidance on implementing and sustaining continuous testing (CT) across the DevOps pipeline, how to address testing challenges, and offered insight into preparing for the…

5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Continuous Testing Efforts

5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Continuous Testing Efforts

The CT recipe:  people, process, technology No matter where you work, you're probably already using some type of agile method.  However, recent research has shown that maturing from agile to DevOps is easier said than done.  It turns out that one of the biggest stumbling blocks for implementing DevOps is the lack of Continuous Testing (CT).  Without CT, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery simply can't work. Given that a large majority of organizations are struggling with their…

Perfecto Announces Support for Android 9 Pie

Perfecto Announces Support for Android 9 Pie

Fragmented Android OS Landscape Creates Challenges for App Developers Perfecto today announced fully testing capabilities for Android 9 Pie. Perfecto customers can immediately test the newest release from Google across the Perfecto Continuous Quality Lab. What’s New in Android Pie Released yesterday, Android Pie introduces a new gesture-based “swipe” system interface similar to the iPhone X, a new dashboard to track usage — again much like the Apple screen time feature, an adaptive battery feature

8 Considerations (and 18 questions) for Executives When Planning for Continuous Testing

8 Considerations (and 18 questions) for Executives When Planning for Continuous Testing

When planning for a continuous testing strategy, leadership should have a comprehensive plan for all teams and individuals. The more you tailor each of these aspects to fit your organization, the more likely you are to succeed in your continuous testing efforts. 1. Number of projects and their type (mobile, web, responsive web, progressive web, etc.) Do you have parallel development teams? A team for native, web/mobile? A team to maintain test code? WIth the never ending…

Tips (& Traps) for Continuous Testing

Tips (& Traps) for Continuous Testing

Continuous Testing is a phrase used a lot these days, but what does it mean? On the surface, one definition could be “test all the time” - but that doesn’t really quite cover it. If you were to ask a developer, a QA engineer, or a CIO, you might get somewhat different definitions based on their particular perspective. The gurus at Gartner describe it as:

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. [