Quem é profissional de QA sabe que essa carreira é repleta de desafios e que, para se sair bem, é preciso ser uma pessoa detalhista e cuidadosa. E, como esse trabalho é geralmente desempenhado ao lado de uma grande equipe de pessoas desenvolvedoras, também acaba sendo necessário saber se comunicar muito bem.
No nosso caso, tudo isso ainda vem aliado a princípios de qualidade de software modernos e eficazes, que realmente tornam o dia a dia da área bem diferente da rotina de empresas que seguem o jeito mais tradicional de fazer gestão de qualidade.
Assim como qualquer pessoa, quem é profissional de QA também está suscetível a chegar naquele momento da carreira em que nós nos perguntamos: “tá, e agora?”. É aquela hora que pensamos que já fizemos de tudo e, apesar de não termos alcançado tudo o que gostaríamos, não sabemos muito bem o que fazer para voltar a crescer. Esse sentimento é familiar para você? Se sim, é o momento perfeito para você conferir as dicas do Angelo Leal.
Sometimes, the most important apps are the ones we never use. And when it comes to e-commerce, our customer journeys may be more influenced by apps other people use to fulfill and deliver our orders than the apps we use to buy things.
As consumers — especially during this pandemic — we’re accustomed to tapping a few buttons on our phone or tablet apps and having a universe of goods and services conveniently available to us. From grocery shopping and food delivery to anything and everything we need at Amazon or any other site, a few taps and stuff just…
Apesar de ser o mesmo cargo, a rotina de quem trabalha com desenvolvimento full stack sempre tem particularidades que mudam de empresa para empresa. Aqui na ArcTouch, por exemplo, todas as áreas estão alinhadas com um ideal: construir lovable apps and digital products em um ambiente feito para que todo mundo se sinta confortável para ser quem é.
MAUI will boost Microsoft’s position in the cross-platform app development tools space, and help Xamarin compete against Flutter and React Native.
Before we dive into what MAUI means for developers, it’s important to understand the difference between Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms. Xamarin extends .NET with tools and libraries for building mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows. Xamarin.Forms is Microsoft’s cross-platform framework for building mobile apps with a single shared code-base. Put another way, Xamarin is the…
Throughout my career as a product manager, I’ve followed one primary philosophy: Focus your product on just a few things you want to do better than anything else out there — and execute.
My business partner Eric and I brought this approach to ArcTouch when we started building apps for phones in 2008. Clients would regularly come to us with grandiose and complex app ideas with hundreds of features. We helped guide them from the mindset of doing more things to doing fewer things, better.
We believe apps are either lovable or, well… not lovable.
We always aim to build the former. In our blog post about building a Minimum Lovable Product, we explain how to create something useful and delightful to use.
Often that means ensuring your app is leveraging the latest technologies from Apple and Google — and following the best practices in user experience (UX) and interface design.
And for any existing app, it means keeping your app modern and updating it regularly.
Many companies have taken a ship-it-and-forget-it mentality — resulting in a digital dinosaur. There are business consequences for allowing…
Like most people, one of the most important criteria I use when choosing an app to install is the app store rating. Both the Apple App Store and the Google Play store provide a 1- to 5-star rating scheme. If an app has high ratings, I’m more likely to give it a try.
In our experience, more users proactively go to the app store to give a rating when something negative happens. Over time, this skews ratings lower and leads to negative review bias.
Building a DevOps infrastructure for apps and web sites starts with having the right DevOps engineering tools. In this post, we’ll cover the essential software our DevOps engineering teams depend on. Let’s start by putting our heads in the clouds.
There are many benefits to leveraging cloud services for your server infrastructure. Most important is the ability to add computing power and storage with just a few clicks, and the flexibility to scale up on-demand as your product grows. Developing in the cloud also means applications aren’t dependent on your on-premise resources or subject to data loss if your internal…
I recently posted a question on our app design team’s Slack channel asking about the advantages of using Figma vs. Sketch. The thread went on for a while — our team members were pretty passionate in their support of Figma’s increasingly popular app UI design tool. As the thread was growing, I was thinking it might be great source material for a useful blog post. Initially, I imagined the title of the post could be something like, “12 reasons we use Figma over Sketch.”
But as I looked more closely at our design team members’ responses, there was really one…