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Performance Testing in the Age of Agile and Digital Transformation

Performance Testing Has Evolved Performance testing does not resemble what it used to be, say, five years ago. When you examine the tools provided and their capabilities, they tell a story. Careful examination and tuning of the scalability, potential break points, and efficiency of backend services was the main objective. What changed? Here are a few pointers to get started: Digital transformation: The pivotal role played by mobile apps and web sites in the core

Infographic: What’s Bringing Down Your Mobile App?

When testing your mobile apps, the "happy path" is not good enough. By "happy path" we mean testing in a clean room with strong Wi-Fi, full battery and RAM, and other ideal conditions. These tests will confirm that your app works, but is it ready for the rough-and-tumble real world where consumers expect their user experience to be flawless? Not a chance. The infographic below lists the most common real world user conditions that can

How Screen Size, Resolution and PPI Affect Test Coverage

As technology continues to evolve, new device models are being released and screens grow bigger, it is more important than ever to understand key device characteristics from a development and testing standpoint. Whether you are developing native apps, hybrid apps, or responsive web apps (RWD), screen size, screen resolution, and PPI (pixel per inch - pixel density) need to be taken into consideration. Introduction to screen size, resolution, and PPI Before we dive into the

3 Things Every Mobile App Team Should Know About Third Party Content

During the effort to integrate SmartBear’s AlertSite UXM into our Continuous Quality Lab's Monitoring solution we swapped stories about our own experiences with poorly performing apps. Two came to mind, the WatchESPN failure during the USA versus Germany World Cup match and a mobile banking app based on a third party platform. These discussions prompted the focus on third party content's impact on performance and availability. For mobile apps, performance is only as strong as