Baby Animals Rule the Internet

I just read a new report entitled “U.S. Digital Future in Focus 2015" by comScore. It covers the digital media ecosystem, looking at trends over the year.  Some of the most interesting items were: In social media, my favorite item of note is that National Geographic … [Read more...]

Image Based Automation Tools Don’t Make The Cut

Three types of technologies are commonly used for automated test recording. The first and foremost is the technology that records user actions at the object level, essentially meaning that while recording, the technology records object information for the elements presented … [Read more...]

Mobilegeddon is Coming: What They Don’t Tell You About Google’s New Search Algorithm Change

I love it how Google names its major search algorithm releases so adorably—“Bad news is, this algorithm change is capable of crippling your online business and costing you a fortune in potential revenue, but hey it’s not so bad, look at the bright side—we <3 … [Read more...]

Hardening Your Application Against API Failures with API Virtualization

True confession time:  I’m a Candy Crush Saga addict. There was a time when we all were, but it’s become less of an open conversation these days and those of us who still linger in the parking lot to play just one more game before going into the office… well, we don’t speak … [Read more...]

Covert Operations: An Undercover Web Performance Pro’s Report from Inside an eCommerce Call Center

  Though my day job is web performance, I occasionally work a night or weekend shift in the customer call center of a large public specialty retailer.  The retailer has many bricks and mortar stores, a catalog business and an eCommerce site. With this part time gig, … [Read more...]

Perfecto Mobile Monitoring Powered by SmartBear

SmartBear and Perfecto Mobile have announced a joint partnership. We have developed an integrated solution MobileCloud Monitoring , powered by SmartBear, to provide testing and monitoring for native mobile applications. Let me take you through what we’ve done. Perfecto … [Read more...]

TechnologyAdvice: AnDevCon and the Future of Mobile

AnDevCon, a conference specifically made for and focused on Android developers, is going on right now in our backyard - Boston, Ma. Not only will be have a handful of SmartBears in attendance, we're also one of the sponsors of the show. This is an awesome show that we're … [Read more...]

API Copyrightability – A Technical and Legal Debate

A few weeks ago you may have noticed the increased buzz around the appellate court's reversal in the years-long Oracle v. Google case. And while this all may seem like a bit of rubbish stirred up by industry publications simply looking to squeeze some big names into their … [Read more...]

Managing Your Mobile Testing Strategy

Test management of mobile applications presents unique challenges that require more thorough planning than most other types of software. Mobile projects are extremely complex, requiring project managers and test managers to plan carefully or risk being late to market - or … [Read more...]

How Sensors are Changing Software Design

Sensors are being embedded in everything from industrial equipment to tennis rackets to refrigerators. Software UIs and functional designs are changing to make the most of sensor and sensor webs but their potential has yet to be realized. That’s where you come in. Sensors … [Read more...]