HPE integrates AWS Device Farm for mobile testing Hewlett Packard Enterprise, (HPE), has expanded the reach of its mobile application testing suite by connecting to the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), cloud device testing farm. Developers can test the functionality of their creations using more than 280 different iOS and Android devices and tablets. The AWS integration is one of many new features in the HPE Mobile Center 2.0. It was announced earlier this month. Mobile Center 2.0 is designed to enable organizations to quickly build, test, and distribute high-quality mobile applications. It also leverages a variety of testing products and services, including those from HPE and open-source tools like Selenium and Appium, to provide more scenarios. Other HPE products include HPE Haven OnDemand which offers machine learning APIs, services, and HPE Fortify On Demand, which is a security testing tool. The company stated that it is expanding Mobile Center capabilities to offer users a predictable and repeatable method for testing, monitoring, improving, and improving any mobile application. The integration with HPE Haven OnDemand, HPE Fortify on Demand and HPE Fortify on Demand gives developers powerful capabilities that leverage machine-learning from user feedback and testing data to guide the development direction. Security is built into the process. Developers can also use HPE Mobile Center with open-source tools (e.g. Running Appium tests on iOS using a PC gives businesses the freedom to use a variety of frameworks and processes to quickly build quality applications. [Click on the image to see a larger view.] Measuring App Store Sentiment (source HPE) The HPE Testing Suite can be used to test devices either on-premises or in cloud. It also helps developers optimize their apps for hybrid environments by testing on virtualized devices. Other than the AWS integration, the updated solution from HPE also includes the following key features:

  • Replicating real user experiences — Generates authentic results from remote restarts, record gestures and replay interactions by imitating real-user testing conditions.
  • Automated test automation
    • Enhances the Selenium/Appium framework with enterprise-grade features like user, app, and lab management.
    • Ability to test multiple apps in the same test.
    • Reduces dependencies on a Mac computer and controls the Springboard for running Appium tests with iOS apps.
  • Mobile performance optimization — This tool provides an accurate picture of mobile performance by combining real users and real devices. It runs simple, elastic, and realistic tests from multiple geopolitical locations across different real-world network conditions.
  • End-to-end mobile security — Evaluate the security of source code and binaries to highlight vulnerabilities on the client side.
  • Real-time monitoring — Monitors your application from multiple locations, on original devices, to identify potential issues before customers.

Raffi Margaliot, an executive at HPE, stated that creating mobile applications that work seamlessly on all devices is a difficult task due to the proliferation of mobile operating systems and use cases. “HPE Mobile Center 2.0 leverages HPE’s unique strengths in security and machine learning to provide developers with deep insight that guides them in building secure, high-quality applications. We integrate with open-source tools to allow developers to harness these powerful capabilities while working in the application frameworks or processes that they prefer.

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