As new combinations of hardware, operating system version, and carrier customizations continue to proliferate, testing mobile devices has grown increasingly challenging. Perfecto Mobile’s solution to this is their “Devices as a Service” offering called MobileCloud. Rather than purchasing all of the devices you need for testing, MobileCloud allows you to rent them on an hourly or monthly basis.
Software debt exists in different ways. Technical debt is widely known, some other forms are competence debt and quality debt. Software debt can cause product maintenance costs to increase and can depress developers. Several solutions exist to manage software debt.
The recent security weakness found in both iOS and OS X hints at flaws in coding style guidelines, unit testing, system testing, code review policies, error management strategies, and tools deployment. An overview.
InfoQ spoke to VersionOne CEO Robert Holler about their Agile Live Webinar series
Meez is a new gem that will help get started with test-driven infrastructure for Chef cookbooks. It creates all the boilerplate necessary to assess a cookbook’s quality using tools such as Test Kitchen, Foodcritic, ChefSpec and others, allowing the user to focus on writing actual tests and infrastructure code.
Two recently launched services, Appurify Mobile Platform and Xamarin Test Cloud, promise to help developers and enterprises automate testing and performance optimization of their mobile apps by allowing them to run apps on real iOS and Android devices and supporting automated testing and continuous integration.
Apple confirmed that it acquired Burstly, the owner TestFlight. TestFlight is a beta-testing platform for mobile applications which offers easy-to-use services to help in the process of distributing and testing apps for iOS and Android. Whereas TestFlight will continue to support iOS applications, testing of Android apps will be discontinued by March 21st.
Typemock has released Isolator++ with support for 64 bit C/C++ code including legacy code that was not originally written for testing.
InfoQ spoke to VersionOne CEO Robert Holler about the 8th State of Agile survey results which were recently released.
InfoQ spoke to VersionOne CEO Robert Holler about the features of the Winter 2014 release and their strategic investment themes.
Martin Fowler published an article on his website describing the different workflows that could be used when refactoring and explaining the reasons for combining them.
Typemock Isolator v7.4.3 for .NET has been released with support for FastFix, improved smartrunner in addition to Visual Studio 2013 and TFS 2012 integration.
InfoQ spoke with Klaus Olsen to get further details about the bug hunting technique, how it came about and why it is worth using.