The first meeting: Sometimes in testing, knowing nothing is knowing everything

Last month I did a one-week project where I put an app through usability testing. The company that hired me was very careful not to tell me a lot about the app and their system, since they wanted me to see it for the first time. That was a very wise decision on their part. While I performed the first testing, and got to know the app, I was struck with the value of this very first meeting with the system.

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30 Days Of Mobile Testing: Share a mobile testing blog post

I don't follow a lot of blogs. My digital method of obtaining test knowledge goes through Google, and through whatever articles my colleagues or connections share on social media. I don't enjoy traversing through endless mails or RSS feeds with notifications of new blogs that I might find useful.. So I just don't. So for this post, I had to go into the great Internet.

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30 Days Of Mobile Testing: Mobile security testing

I have no idea how to perform mobile security tests. Luckily, even though I have no idea, I am well traversed in the delicate art of Google, and thus the first result sent me to the OWASP Mobile security project. Not surprisingly, mobile security testing is a very large area, so I've decided to do a micro-security test run.

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30 Days Of Mobile Testing: Mobile proxy tools

So... until this day, I don't think I ever thought about what a proxy tool actually is. I remember reading about using proxy tools for watching online television in other countries.. But that's it. I never worked with proxy tools before, and I honestly have no idea what .

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30 Days Of Mobile Testing: My mobile test lab

Did the thought of a mobile test lab and the problems with updating it and running it ever keep you from doing mobile testing? Don't be discouraged, there are still so many possibilities. I don't own a place or work anywhere with access to a fancy and up-to-date mobile test lab. But that doesn't mean that I can't do a lot of testing!

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Let’s draw… A user!

I've saved the most difficult post for last in this run of summer-holiday-posts. The user. There are so many ways to represent a user, so the way you draw him/her depends on your context, on what you want to achieve. Note: All the "meanings" or "moods" written under the figures are my own. You can perceive them in a different way. The perceived meaning of symbols are heavily influenced by environment and culture.

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