Testing an open source project with students

Testing an open source project with students

Testing an open source project has some advantages compared to proprietary softwares:

  • everything is public and can be shared with anyone interested
  • you can communicate about your project, issues and features with no fear
  • you can use tools that are free only for open source projects (like Atlassian suite, Saucelabs…)
  • you may be helped by contributors and benefit from the community of open source lovers

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Our reading recommendations of the week #6/17

Our reading recommendations of the week #6/17

 

Here’s our list of reading recommendations for these 2 last weeks.

We are full of cognitive biases and you might be aware of this fact if you read our blog. HDD or Hype-Driven Development happens when a development team tends to be driven in her choices only by novelty and buzzwords; only selecting technologies that seems to be trending. An overview article is available here.

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How to test on smartphones without smartphones?

How to test on smartphones without smartphones?

Mobile phones are everywhere and almost every service in the world has its own application. If not, the website is responsive and can be used on a small screen with bad network, and not only on your desktop with a fiber network. As a tester of a website or an Android/iPhone/WinPhone application, you need to test it as a real user, meaning on one or more smartphones or at least on the most used by your users/customers. It includes manual and automatic testing though. What if you don’t have one billion €uros/$ollars/£ounds to buy all the smartphones needed to be tested? Will you rely on Chrome dev tools for browsers application, knowing that developers already “quickly” test their work with it?

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