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Computer with different browser options The Cross-Browser Testing Landscape Is Ready for DevOps

While most websites today are responsive, there is a significant growth in progressive web apps that provide cross-platform mobile and web capabilities from within a web app. Add to this maturing practices around agile development and testing and greater adoption of BDD practices, and the landscape is ready for DevOps.

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Eran Kinsbruner
hurricane irma satellite image Hurricane Season 2018: Enhanced Forecasting and More Prep Time

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season saw three devastating major hurricanes. Like any team after a release that conducts reviews to see how they can improve, the National Hurricane Center found ways to enhance future communication to the public regarding where a tropical storm is headed and the potential impact.

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Pamela Rentz
Android logo and the words "Instant Apps" How Mobile Developers Can Take Advantage of Android Instant Apps

Google's Instant Apps offer users a way to easily engage with software without having to download the app. Any Android developer can now develop Instant Apps—or adapt their existing apps to support this feature—streamlining the way users interact with their content, store, or game. Will you modify your native app?

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Nicholas Roberts
Person wearing VR headset, photo by Samuel Zeller The Future of Testing: VR and AR in Mobile Apps

With the ability to experience virtual and augmented reality using mobile devices on the horizon, the potential for these new technologies to go mainstream is huge. New test environments, configurations, and interfaces will require testers to change their methods, so get out of your comfort zone—and your office chairs!

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BJ Aberle
accessibility Are You Reluctant to Venture into Accessibility Engineering?

Organizations are beginning to give a lot of attention and importance to accessibility engineering as part of their usability efforts; however, this has not translated into implementation strategies that have reached the market. Why is there a reluctance to venture into full-fledged accessibility engineering?

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Mukesh Sharma
UI and UX UI and the Need to Meet User Demands

A customer-centric mindset might be most important when it comes to the user experience and user interface. With so many different available options on mobile devices, if users don’t like the way your app runs, looks, or functions, they’ll drop it before you get a chance to update anything.

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Josiah Renaudin
tree root Is Testing on Rooted Mobile Devices Worth It?

Rooting may help you achieve a few otherwise difficult-to-simulate scenarios, but it comes with its own baggage that can weigh down potential benefits. Testers have to carefully weigh the pros and cons and the true need to root a device for a testing assignment before doing so.

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Mukesh Sharma
baby crawling Is Your Child Meeting Development Milestones? The CDC Has an App for That

There are apps that track everything from your fitness goals and calories consumed to the whereabouts of your spouse. However, if you have a young child from age 2 months to 5 years in your life, the free CDC Milestone Tracker is a pretty good mobile app for tracking your child’s development.

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Pamela Rentz