Greetings, Testers. Over the past several weeks, we've been talking about four technology trends that have been identified as disruptive, and Peter & I discussed them in our recent webinar.
For example, there's the cloud, "a colloquial expression used to describe a variety of different types of computing concepts that involve a large number of computers connected through a real-time communication network such as the Internet." [wikipedia's description] In real terms, for us that means one or more virtual systems that we can use to host our data or applications without adding IT staff or hardware in our own racks. What we give up in direct control, we often gain in reduced cost and increased flexibility.
Telerik's tools give developers and testers several ways to take advantage of cloud computing.
For mobile developers, Icenium Everlive gives you several options for data storage, code execution & more, and Icenium Mist is a cloud based IDE for developing hybrid mobile applications. You can code, test (through a device simulator) and build your entire hybrid mobile app through your browser. Icenium also supplies cloud based build services for iOS and Android, along with deployment to the app stores for each, regardless of which Icenium IDE you're using.
You can easily add EQATEC Analytics to your applications, and get application analytics, error reporting, and more, all through cloud based services.
Test Studio for iOS users can take advantage of our web portal for collaboration and storage of tests & result data.
Testers who are using Test Studio for functional or load testing can set up execution servers on remote servers on a cloud-based application environment. Those can be used to spread the testing across lower-cost virtual systems, as long as they can access the systems you're testing of course, and the tests can be scheduled to run whenever convenient.
How are you leveraging cloud computing as part of your development and testing processes? Comment here or join in the conversation on Twitter. And as always, if you're not already using Test Studio, there's a 30-day free trial waiting for you.
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