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While hiring can I ask a QA candidate to find bugs on this game as an interview homework

This may be culture-specific, but from my point of view, you’re asking for someone to work for free. The interview should be the interview; you don’t ask someone to do more work after the interview. ...
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While hiring can I ask a QA candidate to find bugs on this game as an interview homework

IMO, your interview process shows that your company doesn't really understand QA to begin with. QA has specific goals. It isn't "sit here with our software for x hours and figure things out". It ...
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While hiring can I ask a QA candidate to find bugs on this game as an interview homework

You know, the funny thing is, this almost became a good interview tool. If I walked in to a QA interview, and the interviewer said, "By the way, when you're done, we'd like you to bug-hunt our ...
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Mobile automation: Boss wants 100% coverage. How feasible is that?

Your boss doesn't want a flat "No" or to hear their request is impractical. They want to reduce the risk of releasing changes to the application. Make your boss choose your priorities, that is one ...
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Mobile automation: Boss wants 100% coverage. How feasible is that?

John Ruberto wrote an article some years ago on Stickyminds entitled, "Is 100% Unit Test Coverage Enough?". The article can be found here: https://www.stickyminds.com/article/100-percent-unit-test-...
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While hiring can I ask a QA candidate to find bugs on this game as an interview homework

And as a homework we have asked to test the game and find critical bugs No. No, no, no. It is not your place to give "homework" from a job interview, least of all "homework" that involves doing ...
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What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps?

There are a number of tools available for testing mobile apps: a) Robotium b) Uiautomator c) Espresso d) Appium e) Calabash But my experience -I can suggest you Appium is the best tool for both ...
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While hiring can I ask a QA candidate to find bugs on this game as an interview homework

I think it's a good practice to give some demo Game & ask the tester to find some bugs in the game it helps to figure out these basic qualities of the candidate like. Judgement Capability ...
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Mobile automation: Boss wants 100% coverage. How feasible is that?

It's always good to use numbers to make your point- There are N models and sub models of iPhones (for some applications you should also count the phone's network sub-type), each with M available iOS ...
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Using Charles Proxy to test mobile app network

First of all, you need to know how to connect your mobile phone with Charles proxy. Here are the quick and easy steps to set this up (I am using iPhone, but you can also connect android devices using ...
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How to test dynamic GPS location in mobile

• For Android Lockito application should work for you. It allows to emulate movement from one location to another one. You can set the speed, the route is based on Google Maps. • For iOS There are ...
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Mobile application testing on emulators or devices

Do we have to test on emulators or a real devices for testing mobile applications? Why not both? Some functionality of mobile applications can be well-tested on emulators. Often this mean UI, ...
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While hiring can I ask a QA candidate to find bugs on this game as an interview homework

I think it works better if you use an application that you know has issues as that helps you see if people find the deep issues or only the shallow ones. I for instance use applications that I got ...
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What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps?

Top tools for testing mobile apps: Appium: Appium is an open-source tool for automating native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS and Android platforms. Appium is "cross-platform": it allows ...
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Where to find Beta-Testers

Applause You could try Applausse the testing services based on their tester network from UTest, I have done some cross-browser and mobile app testing for them. They offer scripted testcases and ...
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How to test battery consumption of mobile app?

You can use adb to get battery consumption of your app by adb shell dumpsys batterystats [your.package.name] The result is very detail, so you may need to use grep to fine grain information you want ...
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What are the available multi platform test tools available for native mobile applications?

The platform that need to be supported are: iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone — For your needs you can use SeeTest, EggPlant, Ranorex, Borland Silk Mobile — but they all are ...
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Cloud Based Automation Testing with Selenium WebDriver - Java

Although i do not have much idea about it but i think you can give selenium grid a try. I read on seleniumhq.org that with selenium grid you can create a master slave architecture, where one master ...
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Setup appium for Android on Mac osx 10.8.5

While working on several projects I've described the following procedure to install Appium: Download Android SDK https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html Extract Android SDK to /usr/local/adt/ ...
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Mobile application testing on emulators or devices

Do we have to test on emulators or a real devices for testing mobile applications? I agree with "Joe Strazzere on this point, that one should go for both Emulators and Device testing as per the ...
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How do I continuously stream Logcat data from a usb connected device to a file on PC until I decide to disconnect or stop testing?

adb logcat -v long time > C:\Users\username\folder\logcat.log
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While hiring can I ask a QA candidate to find bugs on this game as an interview homework

2 candidates is a small sample pool to go on as already mentioned. Another thing to consider (which I never did before until it was pointed out to me) was: Do you let the candidate know in advance ...
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Mobile automation: Boss wants 100% coverage. How feasible is that?

I've spent a fair bit of time working on safety-related software. People die if the software fails, kind of safety. The first thing to note is that we had 100% test coverage of requirements. However ...
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Which is best for mobile application testing? Manual or Automation?

A mixture of both, there is no 'best'.
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Cloud Based Automation Testing with Selenium WebDriver - Java

Selenium is a tool to drive and verify behavior of web-applications, it should not matter where they are hosted. If you can reach the webserver running the application it can be local or hosted in the ...
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Where to find Beta-Testers

I don't know of any free ones, but there are a number of services around that do exactly what you're after. Plus, they range from system or system integration testing to beta or user acceptance ...
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Where to find Beta-Testers

Why not check us out! We have 17 k beta testers in our community and they together own 470 different devices. You can do both private and public tests and also choose if you would like to pay the ...
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Where to find Beta-Testers

There are at least two solutions for this kind of situation: Free solution: Websites such as Betabound. They collect and organize a wide variety of beta testing opportunities from all over the ...
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What tools can be used to automate testing on Windows Phone 8?

All-in-one: SeeTest Mobile web: Windows Phone Web Driver BridgIt Native apps: CodedUI Winium.StoreApps windows-phone-8-bootstrap Hybrid apps: CodedUI Winium.StoreApps.CodedUi Silverlight apps: ...
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Mobile testing process: pro vs cons

Testing concept will remain same for mobile like UI Testing, functional Testing, Security Testing, Performance Testing and a lot more. But there are lot of things need to check in mobile which is not ...
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