5 Best Practices in Test Automation

Testing to find defects and bugs can be a time consuming, expensive and repetitive task. However, testing is crucial to the success of your digital product as if your software doesn’t work properly, there’s a high change people won’t use it. There are plenty of tools available to help make testing more manageable. One such is automation, which can be extremely beneficial when utilised correctly. It helps streamline the entire process while reducing costs and shortening your development cycles. Additionally, it will help in avoiding tedious, repetitive tasks. However, using it incorrectly or during the wrong stage of development or, in some cases, for a product that is not well suited for automation, can make it a burden rather than a benefit. For this reason, it’s extremely important to understand how and when to use test automation in the best possible manner.

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Testing with Testbirds: From Fantasy Football Tips to Fantasy Football Superstar

Oscar Wilde once said, “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world”. Many entrepreneurs will have a vision that there is something missing, something which needs correcting or something that no one else has ever noticed. Equally, we all think there is a big pot of gold at the end of this rainbow just waiting to be uncovered. It’s a journey we are willing to take as we love adventure. But often below this mask of self-belief and enthusiastic confidence, the journey will be a lonely one. As Oscar said we are guided by moonlight and during these moonlight hours everyone is normally asleep.

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The Fragmentation of Mobile Devices

Today’s mobile landscape is more diverse than ever. In fact, as of 2015, there were over 24,000 Android devices on the market each with varying operating system versions. Similarly, Apple suffers from nearly 20% of users not running the latest iOS version with approximately 70 million devices still running iOS 8. But what does this really mean for companies today?

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Testbirds Holiday Apps: Christmas

For many, Christmas is a time to celebrate with your family. Days are spent in front of a crackling fire while fresh snow wraps the world in a unique blanket just outside your window. There’s a sense of secretive serenity as you sit with hot chocolate in one hand, Christmas songs hanging softly in the air… and the white light of your smartphone assaulting your eyes as you frantically search for last minute gift ideas. Let’s face it, technology is everywhere today. In fact, I’m convinced Santa’s workshop now consists solely of entire dev teams with an extensive QA department. After all, how else would he ensure that Rudolph’s GPS is calibrated? For this reason, we’re today bringing you a way to digitally enhance your holidays with:

5 of Testbirds’ Favourite Christmas Apps
As Recommended by our own Employees


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The Effects of Cold Weather on your Smartphone and how to Stop Them

As winter slowly encompasses the Earth in its frozen embrace, it’s more than just your body that begins battling the effects of the cold. Yes, your extremities are threatening to fall off. Yes, your immune system is weaker than ever before and yes, you’re now living in constant fear of slipping on ice and fracturing your skull. However, there is something far more important for you to worry about:

Is the Cold Destroying your Smartphone?

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How to Code – the Best Websites

Coding is misunderstood. Often it has conjured up images of reclusive individuals hiding behind computer screens with masses of jumbled numbers and letters building some kind of supercomputer, but not anymore! Through the power of the internet, coding is gaining a reputation for being an accessible way to build skills and enable us to change our career trajectories. Even if we don’t become the next Elon Musk, with how interconnected our lives have become with technology, it’s important to know how to sharpen our skills and evolve along with the demands in the workplace or understand how your business’ online presence interacts with customers, as often the smallest bug can be the deciding factor behind something being a success or failure; the devil is in the detail.

With that being said, our own, Sanjuna Budhani, would like to introduce you to a few of the best websites out there for those who want to know the intricacies behind websites and apps.

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Pre-App Store Rating – What, How and Why?

When developing an app it’s often difficult for a developer to truly understand how and what end users want and require to have a great experience. Crowdsourced testing (crowdtesting) is an innovative method of testing that uses a remotely based community of people with varying backgrounds, skill levels and interests to test digital products such as websites, applications, connected devices, etc. Testbirds now offers an innovative solution for app developers looking to take the Android and iOS worlds by storm:

The Pre-App Store Rating Testing Solution

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I’m Octavian and this is my role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will introduce you to his or her line of work and share some helpful tips.

This week features a Testbird from the German team who shares a nationality with Count Dracula. Octavian Craciun is in charge of the delicate relationship between pixels and code at Testbirds.

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Testbirds’ Webinar on Automated Testing!

On the 3rd of August, Georg Hansbauer, co-founder and managing director of Testbirds hosted an hour long webinar that explored the world of test automation. For those who were able to attend, we would like to thank you and we hope you left with a lot more insight and knowledge into automated testing solutions. In the webinar, a number of topics were discussed such as why and when test automation should be included, how to set up the automated testing process including a real world example and information on TestChameleon™. In today’s post, we’d like to briefly investigate some of the points that were brought up in the webinar:

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Connected Cars ’16: Testing in the Automotive Industry

When it comes to innovations in technology, there are few industries as progressive and defining as the automotive industry. Attributed to a number of revolutionary societal developments such as the assembly line, the automotive sector is still creating groundbreaking technology that continues to astound the world and find application in all walks of life. This year, Testbirds had the pleasure to discover some of these new advancements in the automotive sector at Connected Cars ’16.

Connected Cars ’16

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