FRESH THINKING FROM THE FRONTLINE

In the testing industry, we always find ourselves in the middle of a 'should we / shouldn’t we?' battle when it comes to test automation and choosing the best framework that fits the needs of a softwa...

Sam Berry
By Sam Berry under Engineering 03 November 2014

Last Wednesday, Google got to work confirming (or denying) the latest gossip, predictions and downright wild guesses that have been in circulation since the end of June about a pre-Christmas release o...

Swav Kulinski
By Swav Kulinski under Engineering, Insights 17 October 2014

On 22nd-23rd September, I headed to Paris to deliver a live coded session for Droidcon – the largest Android developer conference in Europe.With more than 400 attendees, Droidcon Paris drew together 3...

By The App Business under Engineering, News 14 October 2014

I started working at The App Business late last year and for me, this was the first time I had a dedicated QA team on a project. One of the things that began to dawn on me very quickly was that the br...

By The App Business under Engineering, #TABLife 01 October 2014

Virtual Reality (VR) is enjoying something of a second life after the initial craze of the 90s – with powerful and compact technology more widely accessible and acceptable to a growing smartphone gene...

By The App Business under Engineering, Insights 22 September 2014

It’s been a couple of months since our post on the top three takeaways WWDC14 – Apple’s June event in which we got our first glimpse of iOS 8 (iPhone and iPad) and OS X Yosemite (Mac). In this earlier...

By The App Business under Insights, Design, Engineering 05 September 2014

This post was originally written and published by iOS Engineer and former TABber, Marco Sero.As developers, we like to argue – a lot. And arguing about different technologies is probably our favorite ...

Jon Hocking
By Jon Hocking under Insights, Engineering 30 July 2014

On 25-26th June this year, Google I/O 2014 took over San Francisco and we decided to get together here at TAB HQ to share in the action. Thanks to our iOS friends, who lent us a good projector, we wer...

Swav Kulinski
By Swav Kulinski under Insights, Engineering 17 July 2014

Two weeks after the Next Generation Testing Conference 2014 (26th June), and I’ve finally found a couple of minutes to reflect on what was a very busy day full of knowledge sharing and networking with...

By The App Business under News, Agile, Engineering 14 July 2014

Testing as an activity: a state of mind or just an activity?‘Testing as an activity’ – interestingly, this is one of the most talked about topics at the moment. It seems to be appearing everywhere, fr...

By The App Business under News, Engineering, Agile 05 June 2014

It’s that time again. The TAB team rigged up the big screens, got comfy and waited with baited breath as Apple’s 25th annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC14) in San Francisco kicked off on Mon...

Jon Hocking
By Jon Hocking under Engineering, Insights 04 June 2014

“I found another bug guys. That makes a total of 54!” “We’re doing a great job!” In this hypothetical conversation – and an all too familiar one for many test engineers – my first thought is: are we d...

By The App Business under Engineering, Agile 21 March 2014

iOS 7 brings with it some of the most exciting changes since the App Store first made its debut five years ago. Not only has the design completely changed, but it also offers some brand new functional...

Jon Hocking
By Jon Hocking under Engineering, Insights 16 September 2013

When an app’s design is novel or unexpected, the process for testing whether it can be used without introduction becomes critical. Fortunately an often overlooked discipline can help. By simply observ...

By The App Business under Agile, Engineering 18 July 2013

What possible link could there be between philosophy and software engineering?As a philosophy graduate turned developer, it’s a question I get quite a lot, and one that bothers me for two reasons: Fir...

By The App Business under Engineering 24 May 2013