Last week, ZAP technologies hosted a webinar that gave our viewers an in-depth look at one of our market-leading product, zapFARM. In this webinar, we explored the latest features of this product and how it moves our users into the future of real device hosting. With convenient options like a user-friendly web interface, secure Cloud device management, cross-browser and cross-client support, zapFARM is a powerful, adaptable, and no-nonsense choice for the modern tester. ZUMA (ZAP Universal Mobile Access) makes our product even better by allowing the uploading of applications to DUT's without risky jailbreaking and instrumentation approaches.
With each passing year, technology puts new pressures on developers. As consumer demand rises and more products become available across the market, companies have to act as quickly and efficiently as possible to stay afloat and gain maximum visibility. Yet, no matter how rushed production teams are, errors must be weeded out so that the products are a benefit – not a detriment – to the company’s reputation.
Agile testing is the beating heart of all of this – it can be viewed as the living vein that connects all the steps of lifecycle management. Like any testing strategy, it has its ups and downs. But, today, Agile Testing is widely accepted as the most adaptive and efficient methodology to guide a product from start to finish.
Building a successful mobile application can be likened to building a perfect bridge to an isolated island. A successful bridge must be able to withstand many pressures from its surroundings, including variables such as climate. Of course, even if the bridge falls, it can be rebuilt. But, the setback of spending time on rebuilding and reconstructing can be harrowing.
Every day, test automation teams build bridges to reach new islands. New superhighways must be built at demanding speeds so that all islands can be interconnected and easily accessible to the average tourist. Device Under Test (DUT) is a crucial component of this, but in today’s testing environment, it is severely limited.
Creating a perfectly up-to-date application in the market can be compared to climbing a long set of stairs to reach the top of a building. Just when everything has been fixed to accept the latest version updates, a stair falls out from under our feet, hindering our progress towards our goal.
Engineering teams today face some of the greatest challenges yet because they have to make sure that their code is valid and working across all browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc. Developing an application like this is a herculean effort, but testing it on a living, breathing, and ever-changing environment of browsers is definitely the hardest part of trying to build a strong, reliable stairway.
Mobile is the future.
The web hosts an endless valley of opportunity. Even though there are already seemingly countless horizons explored on the internet, there are still many more to be discovered. One of these is the frontier called "mobile". Although the word "mobile" brings up an image of a cell phone or tablet device, it is a word that should go hand in hand with "web". Starting from web design and spanning all the way across to mobile applications, the internet encompasses it all. Whether you are a web designer or an applications developer, you will, at some point, run across the challenges of the current times.
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