Hands-On Mobile App Testing: A Guide for Mobile Testers and Anyone Involved in the Mobile App Business

Hands-On Mobile App Testing: A Guide for Mobile Testers and Anyone Involved in the Mobile App Business

By: Daniel Knott (author)Paperback

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The First Complete Guide to Mobile App Testing and Quality Assurance: Start-to-Finish Testing Solutions for Both Android and iOS Today, mobile apps must meet rigorous standards of reliability, usability, security, and performance. However, many mobile developers have limited testing experience, and mobile platforms raise new challenges even for long-time testers. Now, Hands-On Mobile App Testing provides the solution: an end-to-end blueprint for thoroughly testing any iOS or Android mobile app. Reflecting his extensive real-life experience, Daniel Knott offers practical guidance on everything from mobile test planning to automation. He provides expert insights on mobile-centric issues, such as testing sensor inputs, battery usage, and hybrid apps, as well as advice on coping with device and platform fragmentation, and more. If you want top-quality apps as much as your users do, this guide will help you deliver them. You'll find it invaluable-whether you're part of a large development team or you are the team. Learn how to Establish your optimal mobile test and launch strategy Create tests that reflect your customers, data networks, devices, and business models Choose and implement the best Android and iOS testing tools Automate testing while ensuring comprehensive coverage Master both functional and nonfunctional approaches to testing Address mobile's rapid release cycles Test on emulators, simulators, and actual devices Test native, hybrid, and Web mobile apps Gain value from crowd and cloud testing (and understand their limitations) Test database access and local storage Drive value from testing throughout your app lifecycle Start testing wearables, connected homes/cars, and Internet of Things devices

About Author

Daniel Knott has worked in software development and testing since 2003. After launching his career as a trainee at IBM, he studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he quickly developed a passion for testing. He has worked at companies in diverse industries, with responsibility for testing Web, desktop, and mobile applications. He has also developed fully automated testing frameworks for Android, iOS, and Web applications. Knott is a well-known mobile expert, a speaker at conferences throughout Europe, and founder/organizer of two local software testing user groups. He blogs on software quality at adventuresinqa.com.

Contents

Preface xiii Acknowledgments xvii About the Author xix Chapter 1: What's Special about Mobile Testing? 1 User Expectations 2 Mobility and Data Networks 3 Mobile Devices 4 Mobile Release Cycles 6 Mobile Testing Is Software Testing 8 Summary 9 Chapter 2: Introduction to Mobile Devices and Apps 11 Overview of Mobile Networks 11 Mobile Devices and the Year 2007 14 The Big Two 16 What Types of Apps Exist? 19 Business Models of Mobile Apps 23 App Stores 25 Summary 27 Chapter 3: Challenges in Mobile Testing 29 The Customer 29 Mobile Platforms and Fragmentation 32 Sensors and Interfaces 37 System Apps 44 Internationalization (I18n) and Localization (L10n) 45 Mobile Browsers 47 Summary 48 Chapter 4: How to Test Mobile Apps 51 Emulator, Simulator, or Real Device? 51 Manual Testing versus Automated Testing 52 "Traditional" Testing 53 Mobile-Specific Testing 56 Checklists, Mnemonics, and Mind Maps 84 How to File Mobile Bugs 93 App Quality Alliance 103 Summary 103 Chapter 5: Mobile Test Automation and Tools 105 The Flipped Testing Pyramid 105 Different Types of Test Automation Tools 109 What Should Be Automated? 113 Emulator, Simulator, or Real Device? 115 How to Select the Right Mobile Test Automation Tool 118 Current State of Tools 120 Continuous Integration System 136 Beta Distribution Tools 138 Summary 139 Chapter 6: Additional Mobile Testing Methods 141 Crowd Testing 141 Mobile Cloud Testing 147 Cloud-Based Test Automation 152 Summary 152 Chapter 7: Mobile Test and Launch Strategies 155 Mobile Test Strategy 155 Mobile Launch Strategy 172 Summary 177 Chapter 8: Important Skills for Mobile Testers 179 Skill Set of a Mobile Tester 179 How to Improve Your Mobile Testing Skills 185 Summary 198 Chapter 9: What's Next? And Final Thoughts 199 Internet of Things 199 Wearables 203 Health Apps 205 Final Thoughts 207 Summary 209 Index 211

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780134191713
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780134191713
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0134191714

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