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Genymotion review

Genymotion is an Android tablet and phone emulator from the company Genymobile. It is available for Mac OS, Windows (x64/x86) and Linux platforms.

The description on the product page describing it as “Fast, simple and powerful” certainly fits it well. It boasts considerable speed, leaving its competitors in the dust. It boasts quite a number of pre-configured devices including Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, and Sony Xperia series of phones. You can also make a custom phone or tablet to suit your needs. The paid version offers additional powerful functions.

Top 5 SEO Trends for 2015

Each year the SEO industry unrecognizable changes from the previous one, and keeping up with the latest SEO trends is important to keeping your marketing edge. Google has already made a drastic change this year to their algorithm to favor mobile friendly websites.

So what is coming next?

Nobody knows for sure, but we can make an educated guess based on trends and data analysis to decide what to focus on in 2015.

  1. Mobile

    With the changes made by Google, being mobile-friendly that used to be a luxury is now a must. Starting this year the mobile for the first time overtook the desktop in the number of searches made. Mobile users consume content differently that desktop users. They are looking for information to accomplish specific tasks while “on the go”, they’re also more likely to use voice search, as well as access content at different times or in different locations than desktop users. Mobile search algorithms call for different best practices than the desktop ones, so to get a competitive advantage brands will have to quickly and effectively deliver high-quality mobile experiences for consumers.

Creating a Website Testing Plan

After the front-end design of a website has been created it’s time to test it. There are many things to consider, such as cross browser and device testing, bug tracking, team management, etc.
As the scale of the projects grows larger, a more efficient way of testing is required. This efficiency is best achieved by putting together a thorough plan.

Benefits Of Planning

Establishing the project’s specification and which browsers and devices are used will reduce development time and costs, and help to keep focus. By showing detailed reports of completed test plans, based on the project specification, a better understanding is achieved with clients and friction is reduced. Knowing that you have thoroughly tested the project you can have confidence that the deployed product will perform to specification.

How to test different resolutions – Part one – Chrome resolutions testing

Often testing can mean checking a sites pages in different resolutions. When a site gets a new layout, it is important to make sure it displays correctly on different browsers and resolutions. While adjusting the resolution manually is an option, it takes too long.
In this post we will talk about resolution testing on Chrome. We were testing some possibilities, and will share our experience with you. We tried a few extensions to see which of them can speed up or make our work easier for us.
Their drawback of these extensions is that web-sites won’t recognize small resolutions as handheld devices, because the browser windows are only re-sized. This unfortunately means that you can’t see what a site would look like, on Chrome, on a mobile device. However they are still useful for desktop testing, and if you don’t want to pay for the service, the following extensions are a must try.

Advanced Google Drive features for max productivity

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service provided by Google. Most people think that Google Drive is just a rebranding of Google Docs. However, it is much more than that. Besides the Google Docs office suite, it offers cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

With the integration of web based apps into Google Drive many features that it lacked are now only one click away. Need to send a fax? Use Hellofax. Need to eSign a document? DocuSign comes to the rescue. Whatever your needs, there is probably an app for it.

DebugView

What is DebugView?

DebugView is a Windows application that lets you monitor debug output on your local system, or any computer on the network that you can reach via TCP/IP. It is capable of displaying both kernel-mode and Win32 debug output generated by standard debug print APIs. With it you can debug other Windows applications or drivers without a Debugger. One of the harder classes of bugs to find are those which occur in release code but not debug.

Regression testing

Regression testing, sometimes referred to as verification testing, is a type of testing that is done after patching or modifying an implementation within a program. This is done by rerunning existing tests to check whether the bugs were fixed, and that previously working features weren’t broken.

Writing effective test cases

Everybody can write a test case. What’s difficult is writing an effective test case. Luckily it’s a learnable skill, but it requires in-depth knowledge of the software it is written for.

Before we start writing one let’s ask “What is a test case?”.  A test case can be defined as “a set of conditions or variables under which a tester will determine whether a software, or a piece of it, works correctly”.

How to make your software testing more efficient

Software testing is an important phase in the Software Development Process. Here are a few tips to consider, that may help you improve the testing process and make it more optimized.

1. Get involved as early as possible
The sooner you get involved with the software development life cycle, the better you will understand the product. It will also help you to get on the same wavelength with the developers.