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In this article Shanker Prasad Perumal and Syed Attaullah demonstrate how to use the new features in IBM Rational Test Workbench to perform two important aspects of performance testing on mobile apps: Response time measurements and Resource monitoring.
Given the explosive growth of mobile smartphone use and mobile application development, mobile test automation is a key requirement to enable successful and fast delivery of quality mobile applications. Automated functional testing of mobile applications has helped ensure that the desired functionality of the mobile app and the user flow in the application work as expected. However, there is a significant need to move beyond just functional testing of mobile apps. There are numerous performance aspects of those apps that need to be measured and enhanced. There is a direct correlation between a mobile app's performance and the end user experience of the app.
Are you a visual learner? Watch Shanker go through the steps to analyze the performance of a mobile app:
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Check out Ralph Schoon's blog post below for some great information as it relates to Rational Team Concert Extensions Workshop and RTC 6.0rc1
Running the RTC Extensions Workshop With RTC 6.0 - Ralph ran a test to find out if the Rational Team Concert Extensions Workshop still works with RTC 6.0 using the RC1 build. This is what he found. The RTC extensions workshop still runs with RTC 6.0 – at least the RC1 build – but you have to increase the memory available for the JUnit test to setup the development time repository database.
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In this two part series, Bruce Powel Douglass, Ph.D., Chief Evangelist, IBM Analytics discuses security as it relates to the new world of connected devices and the issues that go along with such embedded connectivity.
Securing the Internet of Things. Part 1 – Security in a world of connected devices: It's a Brave New World. Time was when smart embedded devices needed little or no security. They were, for the vast majority, disconnected devices that performed simple dedicated functions. Now, as we hear ever more about the Internet of Things (IoT), it seems everything is connected over the web. Washing machines are connected over the web. This allows unprecedented capabilities for both consumers to connect and manage their lives and for vendors to improve services, monitor usage patterns, deliver updates, and address emerging markets. It is not, however, without risk. [Read more]
Securing the Intent of Things. Part 2 - Securing the ‘Things’ of the IoT: In my last post I discussed the overall challenges of securing the Internet of Things. In this post I focus primarily on the "Things" of the Internet of Things. Certainly securing the cloud end is important as well, but there has always been far more emphasis on cloud security than on device security. I think there are a number of essential aspects of a development environment for designing secure systems.... [Read more]
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It is somewhat of a bitter-sweet day for me as I hand off ownership of this blog to a new team of colleagues to take this space and bring it to even higher levels of value. I'm letting go of this blog as part of my transition in to the IBM IoT support organization where I am working on social business strategy and logistics like I did for Rational Support all these years.
As you may have already noted from the about section to the right side here, I am leaving this blog in the very capable hands of Denise McKinnon and Naomi Guerrero. I couldn't be more pleased to leave this institution in their hands, much like Kelly Smith did for me a few years back. Rest assured, you will get the same if not better information and value from this blog moving forward as you did previously.
But now I hear you asking... What IS IBM IoT Support? And THAT, my friends, is a great question!
IBM IoT Support is a team of IBMers who are now part of the new IBM Internet of Things organization supporting the tools makers like you need to build components and connected devices. IBM IoT Support is focused on helping you, the makers, with your product questions by providing content relating to the various products covered by our new division.
Through our focused support of asset management and continuous engineering tools, we are here to provide you with the best support in the industry; to help you be successful with the applications and components to ensure your work on the connected devices in the Internet of Things brings you the right value.
The products we support here include:
There's no change in the way you will obtain support for the products you already own, the only change you'll likely see is the addition of a few new social channels like our blog, our new Twitter account, and our new Youtube channel to help get you the right content at the right time. Our technotes can all be found in their same locations per product, and the process for contacting support to open a Problem Management Request (PMR) remains the same as well. We hope you'll follow us in our new spaces!
Cheers to you all!