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Enterprise Mobile

Cordova/PhoneGap Testing Part 2: Levels of Testing with Simulators, Emulators, Physical Devices, and Testing Services

In Part 1 of this two part series, I talked about many of the considerations and trade-offs you’ll have to make when coming up with a plan for testing your Cordova app. The ultimate goal is to create a plan that effectively uses each level of testing so that your team can deliver a high quality app in an efficient manner. In this article, I will explain in detail each level of testing so you can understand the…

Cordova/PhoneGap Testing Part 1: The Testing Landscape and Developing a Test Plan

Cordova/PhoneGap Testing Part 1: The Testing Landscape and Developing a Test Plan

The main goals of software testing are to evaluate the application’s quality, to validate that features work as expected, and to provide feedback on usability and functionality. As with any step of the development process, shorter feedback loops are always better. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the testing landscape specifically as it relates to apps built using Apache Cordova/PhoneGap. Doing so should help you create the shortest feedback loop…

Selecting the Right Mobile Enterprise Application Platform – PART 2

Choosing the right Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) is an essential part of your overall enterprise mobile strategy. By selecting the optimal client-side and server-side MEAPs, you can reduce your development and maintenance costs, time to market, and overall development efforts. Last month, we took a detailed look at some important factors for selecting the right client-side MEAP (see “Selecting the Right Mobile Enterprise Application Platform – PART 1”). In this month’s article, we will…

Selecting the Right Mobile Enterprise Application Platform – PART 1

There is a wave of change (and opportunity) hitting enterprises as a result of mobile technologies. This wave of change refers to how employees use mobility in their day-to-day jobs within the enterprise, otherwise known as “enterprise mobility”. (see “Are You Ready for the Mobile Tsunami?”) According to Symantec (2012), over half of all businesses are already making line-of-business applications accessible from mobile devices. It is becoming imperative for enterprises to develop a solid mobile strategy…

Are You Ready for the Mobile Tsunami?

Recently, I delivered the keynote at a technical conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba called PrairieDevCon. I entitled the keynote “The Coming Tsunami” to paint a vivid picture for the audience that predicts a wave of change (and opportunity) about to hit enterprises as a result of mobile technologies. PrairieDevCon is a conference that targets technology enthusiasts in Canada’s Prairie Provinces (Manitoba and Saskatchewan).  I really love this event as it’s extremely well run and speakers come…