Software testing heuristics

Successful software testing is all about knowing how, where and what to test. This can be relatively straightforward when you have ample documentation to work with, however, when you don’t, you need to provide a little structure and direction yourself. Heuristics offer a fast, simple and effective alternative to testing blind and just hoping for… Read More »

New features in iOS 10

Apple had the tech world buzzing yet again this year at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) where the Cupertino-based company confirmed what many had long expected – the world’s most advanced operating system is about to get a whole lot better. While iOS 10 just became available in fall 2016, this highly-anticipated release considerably raised the… Read More »

5 important metrics that can help you improve your mobile game

Don’t rely on guesswork or intuition when you’re trying to improve your mobile game and reach a bigger audience. You can measure how people are interacting with it. The right metrics will give you insights into what’s working well and what could use a little extra work. External metrics can help you to analyze your… Read More »

8 tips for security testing web applications

Web applications offer a range of benefits for developers. Web apps don’t need to be installed, they work across platforms, and there’s no burden on the user to update. However, native apps afford developers far tighter control over the experience, and they’re also generally easier to secure. The native apps versus web apps argument continues,… Read More »

What skills will help you get ahead in tech?

The number of jobs in technology continues to grow with every passing year. There’s huge demand for specific skills that’s not being met. For example, right now there are one million cybersecurity job openings worldwide, according to Cisco. We tend to focus on the technical experience and accreditation that people can pick up, whether it’s… Read More »

Pros and cons of open source software

The open source software movement has sparked an incredibly rich community of collaborative software developers producing wave after wave of applications. What started as a lofty ideal has become the norm. As many as 93 percent of organizations use open source software and 78 percent run part or all of their operations on it, according… Read More »

How to continuously improve your Agile development process

The way that we develop software has shifted dramatically in the last decade or so. The long term development of monolithic applications with annual release cycles has given way to rapid developments and deployments broken down into smaller chunks. The rise of agile and DevOps feeds into a continuous development mindset. We create fast feedback loops,… Read More »

Choosing a monetization model for your mobile game

The mobile games market is big, but securing a slice of that pie is far from easy. Competition is really fierce. Just looking at the App Store for iOS in the US, there are 539,616 active games right now, according to Pocket Gamer. With hundreds of new titles being released every single day, developers really… Read More »

How big is the mobile games market?

Games are big business. Mobile games in the App Store and the Play Store have consistently been the most popular and profitable categories. People love to play games on their smartphones, even though they may not necessarily describe themselves as “gamers”. Pew Research discovered that half of Americans play games in some form, but only… Read More »

How to manage mobile devices for maximum test coverage

One of the biggest challenges when testing mobile applications and games is the selection, sourcing, and management of devices. The smartphone market is buoyant, with countless new models released every year. The software running on those smartphones is varied. For most developers the idea of maintaining a full inventory of mobile devices is simply not… Read More »