It took eighteen months for Julian Harty to overcome the various challenges of testing mobile wireless applications. In turn, he has learned some valuable lessons that he wants to share with you in this week's column.
this is a great and very helpful article for starters. thanks for sharing this information. in last where you say "The next lesson is how to automate some of the testing.." where can I find this lesson.I do QTP
Really nice article. It is really hard to get hold of handsets and go through all the configurations and manual testing. There is service available on www.deviceanywhere.com which makes this job a a lot easier by giving access to so many handsets out there in real networks. Above all they also provide toosl for automating tests. Here are the excrepts fom their site:"DeviceAnywhere solves one of the biggest challenges facing mobile app/content developers - access to handsets in target carrier networks. DeviceAnywhere is a revolutionary online service that provides access to hundreds of real handsets, on live worldwide networks, remotely over the Internet - for all your dev/porting/testing needs. Anything you can do with a device in your hand, you can do with the handsets in DeviceAnywhere - in real-time."
I decided to skip the article and develop my own mobile operating system. ;)
Nice job Julian, very useful tips!
It would be great if the article actually included information on testing mobile application code.To that end, if you program in the J2ME world, there are unit test frameworks worth checking out (well, kinda-sorta):J2MEUnit and JMUnit were the main ones, and are now being merged under the banner of the J2MEUnit project.The main annoyance in J2ME unit test frameworks is that you don't have reflection. You basically have to write your own nasty test suite assembly methods, and its very easy to make typos there that leave you scratching your head.J2MEUnit can pretty much get the job done, but its test runner console leaves much to be desired. Because of that, I hacked up a simple BlackBerry-specific (that's my target platform) one for my application.I have a fair amount of unit test code, and my custom BB test runner console, in the source tree for my own little side-project application. If curious, you can find it here.
Can someone help me find information on taking a pre-test for a traveling Mobil tester.Im starting a job traing class in two weeks and would like to prepare myself.I tent to freez up when it comes to taking test.I would like to walk in there knowing what to exspect.At the end of this training class I will be given a written test plus a driving test with a Tech. Thank you.
Can one be a mobile be a manual apps tester.Is it possible to run automation mobile testing without knowing any programming language. I am very new. Please reply.
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