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Getting Started with Mobile Application Testing | Perfecto

In a perfect world, you’d code your app once and have it work everywhere. Unfortunately, that world doesn’t exist.

Whether you are just getting started or need a refresher on mobile app testing best practices, this comprehensive guide is a great resource for you and your team.

This white paper from Perfecto answers frequently asked questions, including: Is my app crafted well? What components do I need to test? Am I testing on the right devices?

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Robust Mobile Test Automation Using Smart Object Identification | Perfecto

Does your XPath look like this? This eBook is for you!

//body/div[4]/div[2]/div[1]/div[1]/div[6]/div[1]/form/div[2]/input?

Proper identification is critical to successful automation, and XPath expressions can help you ensure effective testing. But if your XPaths are lousy, then your test automation will be too.

Download this eBook to learn about highly maintainable test code that is more resilient to changes in the app under test, and much more.

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The Digital Test Coverage Index | Perfecto

Are you testing on the right digital platforms? With data from 4,000+ device profiles, mobile market usage data, and proprietary Perfecto analysis this index will help you determine the best test coverage for your target customers.

Download this white paper to learn which devices and browsers will have the best test coverage in your region, the top apps in your country, the most significant players joining the mobile space in 2017, key device launches and much, much more!

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The Ultimate Guide to Crowdsourced Testing | Global App Testing

QA used to be a slow and complicated endeavor that was often overlooked or cut short to the detriment of product or website quality, but that doesn’t have to be the case with crowdsourced testing.

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Why Apps Succeed | Perfecto

How do successful brands drive revenue and attract and retain loyal customers? Delivering exceptional digital experiences across web and mobile channels has become a critical path to achieving these goals, and it separates the leaders from laggards. 

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Crowdsourced Testing: A New Approach to QA | Global App Testing

Modern software development and delivery encompasses many new approaches including agile, continuous integration/delivery, DevOps and more. While these new approaches have led to much faster release cycles, improved technologies, and globalized access from day one, they typically fail to address a key area: QA.

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Fitting More Quality into Each Build | Perfecto

Software teams aspire to work fast, adapt to their market’s needs, and have a sense of pride in their work. Defects can crush those aspirations, so they need to be addressed as early as possible.

Testing as part of every build improves quality and velocity by reducing rework through fast feedback on code changes, but there’s far more to it than automated testing.

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Testing 5,000 Apps in 4 Weeks | Global App Testing

Millions of websites and apps use Facebook Login to allow their users to log in with their Facebook identities, simplifying app account creation.

In order to reduce the number of Facebook Login failures on apps after migrating to the Facebook Graph API v2.0, enforce Login Review for all apps, and maintain the integrity of the tools people using Facebook expect, Facebook decided to test the largest 5,000 apps using Facebook Login across various devices and operating systems.

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Key Concepts in Test Maintenance | Perfecto

Test maintenance is more than just cleanup work. It’s how you make sure your development cycles are completed efficiently and that your app works brilliantly.

With an effective test maintenance strategy, you can maximize the impact of feedback from testing on early development cycles and fight technical debt at the same time.

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Implementing Agile eGuide | TechWell

Whether you are taking the first step down the road to agile or you want to make sure you’re heading in the right direction, this eGuide provides resources to help guide you through your agile implementation.

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Mobile DevTest Dictionary: From A to Z | Perfecto

Even the most experienced developers and testers have a hard time keeping up with the latest DevTest jargon. Appium, CI Tools, DOM Object…the list goes on.

With help from some experts, Perfecto has compiled The Mobile DevTest Dictionary as a go-to guide to help you stay informed about the tools and resources you need to excel at your job.

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Tech Brief: Using AI for Software Test Automation | Appvance

Scripted test automation today is difficult, time-consuming, and error-prone. It’s difficult because it requires a highly skilled automation engineer to write, edit, and maintain scripts. It’s time-consuming because making sure those scripts work, and maintaining those scripts as the application changes, takes an average of one man-hour per script. Download this tech brief to learn about how to use AI for software testing.

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Best Practices for Expanding Quality into the Build Cycle | Perfecto

Building quality into development is now an imperative for all software-intensive companies. Agile development approaches are finding their way into more of these organizations as the pace of mobile demands faster and more efficient releases. Yet “agile” is not a free lunch.

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FACTORS: The Reference Guide for Planning, Building, and Releasing Apps | Perfecto

Factors Magazine is the number one resource for DevOps teams to consult while planning, building, and testing web and mobile apps. Each country featured in the report gets its own digital coverage profile with testing recommendations for mobile devices and operating system versions to create a holistic view of what's required for digital quality testing.

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The Developer’s Dozen: 12 Best Practices for Software Localization | Lionbridge

This ebook introduces the “developer’s dozen,” a collection of software localization best practices for scalable, global-ready software that’s on time, on budget, and on target.

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An Introduction to API Performance Testing | Apica

While performance testing for websites and applications is commonplace, API testing is a blindspot for many organizations. Download this white paper for a complete breakdown of why organizations need to test their APIs and a step-by-step guide to getting started.

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A Guide to Using Load Testing and Cloud-based Capacity Planning | Apica

Website failures and performance problems are costing companies lost revenues and damaged reputations. A high-profile website failure can be avoided with load testing and capacity planning. No matter how well your system is put together, you can’t really know how it will perform under stress until you test it.

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Including Non-Functional Testing in Build and Continuous Integration Cycles | Perfecto

Verifying compliance with non-functional requirements has been studied the hard way by most software vendors. While this is a fundamental challenge for every software delivery organization, the reality is most organizations fail to do so consistently.

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Extending Open Source Frameworks for Advanced Functional Testing | Perfecto

One of the key benefits of using open source testing tools is the flexibility of customizing them for unique use cases and meeting special app testing requirements.
Download this white paper to learn how to extend the capabilities of open-source testing tools with customized script.

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Eliminating Flaky UI Tests | Perfecto

Early UI testing provides critical feedback to development teams on how changes in code will affect the end–user experience. But, the tests are often plagued with reliability issues that undermine the valuable feedback they provide. You can improve the reliability of your continuous delivery process by stabilizing UI testing through a clear definition of test stability and guidelines to help you create and maintain a suite of stable tests. 

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10 Test Automation Frameworks for Cross-Browser Testing | Perfecto

Looking to maximize your DevOps automated testing coverage, efficiency, and quality? Download this white paper to get a breakdown of the top 10 test automation frameworks on the market.

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2015–2016 State of the Software Testing Profession | TechWell

The 2015-2016 State of the Software Testing Profession survey report has been published. TechWell members responses help TechWell better understand where the software testing industry is right now and where it's headed.

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Internet of Things eGuide | TechWell

This eGuide is a compilation of some of the most popular and helpful stories and articles written for TechWell Corporation and StickyMinds by emerging Internet of Things experts in the software field.

Download this eGuide to learn more about developing and testing best practices for the Internet of Things. Get the latest buzz, funadmental development practices, cloud connectivity and IoT, and much more.

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Get Tips to Avoid the Top 4 Frustrations of Software Engineers | Jama

It’s easy to get sucked into a cycle of continuous rework. To meet aggressive deadlines, you need to understand not only the what but also the why of the product being built. If your organization lacks clear cross team communication, chances are good that you’re spending too much time deciphering unclear requirements or insufficiently described problem statements.

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How to Avoid Common Pitfalls to Enterprise Agile Adoption | Jama

If you have experience with waterfall or traditional "phase-gate" developmental processes, then you know why agile has gained traction so quickly. It's a nimble, collaborative way to work. But, like any professional process, agile requires learning new skills to gain the promised benefits.

Download this white paper from Jama to discover the five major challenges to adopting agile.

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2016–2017 State of the Software Testing Profession | TechWell

The 2016-2017 State of the Software Testing Profession survey report has been published. TechWell members responses help TechWell better understand where the software testing industry is right now and where it's headed.

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Get 5 Key Recommendations to Innovate Faster and Build Better Products | Jama

Change is the only constant in our technology-driven economy, and for organizations that want to stay competitive, product innovation needs to keep pace.

What does it take to remain competitive when the standards of innovation and delivery to market are set so high? Download this guide to get a look at the ways leading companies are accelerating technical advances in their organizations.

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Use Modern Traceability to Improve Developers’ Ideas, Processes, and Software | Jama

Agile environments not only require development teams to build and deliver software faster, they must build and deliver better software faster.

To recognize “better” software, dev teams need real-time visibility into the SDLC and deeper insights than traditional requirements management can provide. Modern requirements-tracing tools and techniques map the software from concept to deployment to customer usage.

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Test Automation eGuide | TechWell

This eGuide is a compilation of some of the most popular and helpful stories and articles written for TechWell Corporation and StickyMinds by test automation experts in the field.

Download this eGuide to learn more about test automation in the software industry today. Get the latest buzz, tips to show the value of test automation to shareholders, and much more.

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Universal Usability: Why Internationalization Testing Is the Key to Global Success | Lionbridge

In today’s connected world, businesses are striving to create products that can be placed in the hands of users around the world, and have those products work seamlessly. How do you ensure that your product works properly across all regions and operating systems, and how can you make it resonate culturally for a great user experience?

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2017 State of Test Data Management | Delphix

Traditional approaches to test data management (TDM) have been nearly rendered obsolete by a set of new challenges related to data. With the rise of new development methodologies demanding faster test cycle iterations, data has emerged as a critical constraint that holds application projects back.

In November 2016, Delphix partnered with Techwell to conduct a survey across 220+ IT professionals to uncover the most common data-related challenges and the new TDM approaches that companies are taking across industries.

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Responsive Web Testing: The Complete Guide | Perfecto

Testing and maintaining responsive websites is incredibly difficult, but understanding how they behave and look across all digital platforms is key for DevTest teams.

This guide covers 5 key responsive web testing strategies and shows how you and your team can expand your digital footprint across browsers, devices, wearables, and more.

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The Care And Feeding of Your Software Testing Career | TechWell

This eBook is a compilation of TechWell Insights stories written by TechWell Corporation CIO Michael Sowers. Based on his thirty years of software experience, this guide offers tips and techniques for managing and growing your own software testing career.

Download this eBook to learn how testers can excel in today's agile world, why leadership skills and social responsibility are critical to tester's careers, techniques for streamlining your workload, and more.

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DevOps eGuide | TechWell

NEW! TechWell's newest eGuide is now available to download. Explore hot topics around DevOps, learn best practices, and gain information on how to start the DevOps conversation in your organization.

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A Modern Take on the Agile Manifesto | Jama

The Agile Manifesto has been great for software teams, but has presented real challenges for business analysts and other stakeholders involved in the broader context of application development. The problems addressed by agile in 2001 still exist today; in fact they are magnified by the changing landscape of product delivery. 

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Mobile Software Testing eGuide | TechWell

In this eGuide we explore hot topics and best practices in the mobile testing space, including five sins of mobile testing, challenges and solutions of testing mobile apps, strategies to approach mobile web app testing, and the need for comprehensive testing of mobile apps.

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Mobile Software Development eGuide | TechWell

In this eGuide we explore hot topics and best practices in the mobile development space, including building mobile apps the user can trust, developing custom apps for the cloud, capitalizing on the mobile addiction, Apple's new language, and more.

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Forrester Report: Vendor Landscape: Front-End Mobile Testing Tools | Perfecto

Read the report and find out why app development and delivery teams must embrace more automation and seek testing tools that:

Accommodate multiple target operating systems
Use actual physical devices
Simulate chaos
Run in minutes or hours, not days or weeks

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