Thomas Murphy

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Entries Categorized as 'Mobile'

Mobile Ready Part 2 – don’t let your career be damaged by “photos”

by Thomas Murphy  |  February 13, 2015  |  1 Comment

I wrote last month about Browser Compatibility Testing and this continue to be a growing area of interest.  In that post I discussed the Google Mobile-Friendly Test which is a handy quick way to check is my page “mobile-friendly”.  Another new tool to the market take a different approach to this problem (building in a similar […]

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Browser Compatability Testing

by Thomas Murphy  |  January 6, 2015  |  1 Comment

We still receive a fair number of questions about browser compatibility testing. There are a good number of ways to complete this depending on when you are testing and what you want to learn. Most browser compatibility shouldn’t be something you learn in the testing tools but at design buy following appropriate design guides and […]

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The Need for Smarter Testing

by Thomas Murphy  |  April 2, 2013  |  1 Comment

The Nexus Forces, in particular devices and the browser explosion, combined with the “money saving” BYOD movement are putting a tremendous squeeze on software testing organizations.  No longer is it good enough to test on a couple browsers or a device or two.  Yet at the same time, every combination can not be tested.  Mobile […]

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The Year of Mobile Testing

by Thomas Murphy  |  January 23, 2012  |  3 Comments

The explosion of devices and apps is creating a strain on testing organizations.  A broad number of tools have hit the market and we expect to see strong growth in the number of options during the next three years.  A plethora of challenges exist: gestures, geolocation, motion, and how to realistically conduct load tests to […]


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Mobile Testing Tools – It is a Tactical Decision

by Thomas Murphy  |  June 23, 2011  |  9 Comments

The rapid movement to build and deploy applications to devices is creating a challenge for testing teams.  Solutions from the leading testing vendors are missing, or provided by partner extensions, and the pace of technology evolution will keep them chasing for several more years.  Organizations should recognize that testing choices (tools, services, etc) will be […]


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The Apple Testing Problem

by Thomas Murphy  |  February 24, 2011  |  3 Comments

As we worked through the MQ for Integrated Software Quality Suites one of the key issues we are seeing is that tools are lagging behind the pace of innovation and are often lacking support for platforms and technologies that are becoming popular leaving organizations to perform a lot of manual testing.  Key in these areas […]


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Technology Running Faster than Testing

by Thomas Murphy  |  December 20, 2010  |  3 Comments

As the number of mobile devices raced past the number of traditional computers the challenges for testing organizations continue to pile up.  In many instance tools (especially those of market leaders) is lagging behind market needs.  Support for Chrome and Safari, the ability to drive load tests (or functional tests) from a device (rather than […]


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