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Mobile Application Testing

How many apps do you use after its initial download? or in other words, have you ever downloaded an app and delete it after few minutes/weeks. Yes, would be the answer from most of us. Recent study conducted by the 34SP.com ( Full report in PDF ) found out that 20% of people regularly delete apps within just three months of downloading them, while 39% often delete apps … Read More


Updating Lumia 920 to Windows 10

Windows 10 – For mobile has been there for awhile now, but haven’t had a chance to get familiarize with it. Yesterday I thought to update my Lumia 920 (which runs on Windows 8.1). It’s a pretty smooth process, no hassle.Before proceeding to the upgrade, I should tell that below steps that I’ve tried are for a Lumai 920. In … Read More


2016 Goals – As a Tester

One would argue that creating a set of goals or a set of tasks should have done before a new year. But considering other factors around me on this period, I was not able to complete this. So here’s my wish list for 2016 as QA professional. ISTQB Exam – I’ve completed ISTQB foundation level examination in 2013 and I … Read More


QA Dummy – Starting point

This is basically a blogging platform to enable others to contribute. This concept is widely used in global arena but not in Sri Lanka. So this is my take on to implement this in local industry.What I’ve understood from the past couple of years that, Sri Lankan QA professionals are somewhat isolated among others. Especially when comparing with the other … Read More


Welcome to the iOS 9

Update: Apple released another update to the iOS 9 ( iOS 9.1 Public Beta 1 ) on 9th of September Along with the other Mac operating systems, Apple decided to release another operating system update to iOS devices. Like the El Capitan, this is not officially released to the public. But can access the features through the Apple beta software program. … Read More


Hello El Capitan

As mentioned in a previous post, Latest Mac OS is now released to the public. It’s still in the beta version, So we can expect more unexpected circumstances. I had the luxury to install the new operating system on a Mac book Air and the experience was pretty good ( which I will save for another post ), Today is … Read More


Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates ?

Rather quick post about a problem which I’ve encountered recently when I tried to set up a test environment of Windows 7 machine, I wanted to have a test machine with the latest windows updates. Each time I tried to update the test machine, I couldn’t go beyond the below screen, which was very annoying, considering the time I tried … Read More


OS X El Capitan

El Capitan ( pronounced as el kap-i-tan ) is the latest Mac OS introduced by Apple. Official public release of El Capitan is coming on this fall, but Apple already released two developer versions and the first public beta release scheduled on next month.  Apple has released the public beta version of El-Capitan OS along with IOS 9 release on 9th of … Read More


Mobile Test Automation – Appium – Part I

Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, mobile web and hybrid mobile app. I found couple of interesting articles regarding this and it kept me excited, so I’ve decided to take a look. Before going in to the configuration section, let’s just go through how Appium developed and the basic pillars of the Appium. Appium … Read More


Working with a Mac OS – 1

For the last couple of days I had the luxury to work with Mac devices, which was bit tedious at first. However just like the other cases, It gets quite interesting once you know more about Mac OSs. Here in this blog post, I would like to share few tips which could helpful for anyone who are about to start … Read More