What is so hard about developing and testing mobile apps? For a lot of developers the answer to this question is "keeping quality high in a field of device and os fragmentation". This is even more true when apps need to be delivered agile, in short release cycles. Cloud based test labs provide an infrastructure to efficiently execute automated tests for your software on a great number of devices.
This article explains why Paddy Power adopted continuous delivery (CD), describes the resulting CD capability, and reports the huge benefits and challenges involved. This information can help practitioners plan their adoption of CD and help researchers form their research agendas.
Priyanka presents some of the advantages and challenges that agile adoption brings for testers and testing and presents some ideas on how to overcome the obstacles and leverage the advantages. She discusses the agile tester mindset and how the role of someone doing testing in an agile environment changes.
The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.
How does Google manage the test and release processes for Chrome for iOS? What kind of tests are in place? What is the life cycle of a new feature from acceptance to release?
What it takes to build Android apps that scale up to millions of global users? At last AnDevCon, seven experienced Android developers tried to answer that question.
The book More Agile Testing cover developments in agile testing from the last five years: challenges, test practices, and examples of and experiences with testing from teams all around the world. 2
"Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.
The second edition of Stephen Nelson-Smith's book "Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef" describes a testing workflow and tools for writing fully tested infrastructure code
Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them.
Software can take inordinate amounts of time to develop and test. With the cloud, achieving hyper-agile software development is feasible with these key principles for building a next-gen dev/test lab.
Jazz Automation is a testing framework built to automate and speed up acceptance/functional testing for all types of web based systems or static websites and in any industry. 3