A few weeks ago, we hosted a conference on the future of testing for mobile applications. Almost 4000 people registered for the event, creating a fun and exciting atmosphere in the chat for each session as well as for the live Q&A that followed. There was a lot to learn and it was a great opportunity to engage with the testing community on such an important topic.

The videos are all available now in our on-demand library and can be watched for free. If you want to dive right in and watch them right now and skip this recap, go…

Top QA professionals and test engineers present interactive sessions and live panels to discuss innovations and cutting-edge practices in mobile test automation

We are excited to announce “Future of Testing: Mobile,” a free, live-streamed virtual event dedicated to the current trends and innovations shaping mobile test automation. 🥳 Throughout the last year, thousands of live participants have joined host Joe Colantonio and thought leaders from around the world to discuss and share technology, trends and success stories focused around software quality. …

This article was written by Applitools senior developer advocate, Angie Jones.


I stirred up a bit of controversy on Twitter by asking for unpopular opinions on software testing, and unsurprisingly, the community had some pretty hot takes! While I asked this some time ago, it appears that these takes are just as relevant today.

Trish Koo says “You don’t have to argue with people all the time to be a good tester”.

As testers, we are often thought of as the bearer of bad news and have accepted this as part of the job. We often find…


Automated testing of PDFs has traditionally been a challenging task in test automation. Bitmap imaging, the legacy state-of-the-art approach, has proven unreliable. Most automation teams have focused on their end-to-end user tests, except PDF tests. Instead, they have relegated PDF validation to manual testers. And, alas, manual testing is prone to error.

In this article, we will review the requirements of PDF testing. We will also cover approaches to automating PDF tests using Applitools.

Why PDF Testing?

More and more organizations transform their business process to online applications. The digital operating model requires that documents be electronically produced and sent to their customers…

On January 27, 2021, Angie Jones of Applitools hosted Brian Douglas, aka “bdougie”, Staff Developer Advocate at GitHub, for a webinar to help you jump into GitHub Actions. You can watch the entire webinar on YouTube. This blog post goes through the highlights for you.


Angie Jones serves as Senior Director of Test Automation University and as Principal Developer Advocate at Applitools. She tweets at @techgirl1908, and her website is https://angiejones.tech.

Brian Douglas serves as the Staff Developer Advocate at GitHub. Insiders know him as the “Beyoncé of GitHub.” He blogs at https://bdougie.live, and tweets as @bdougieYO.

They ran their…

What does it take to make a difference in the lives of 75,000 people?

Applitools has reached 75,000 students enrolled in Test Automation University, a global online platform led by Angie Jones that provides free courses on things test automation. Today, more engineers understand how to create, manage, and maintain automated tests.

What Engineers Have Learned on TAU

Engineers have learned how to automate UI, mobile, and API tests. They have learned to write tests in specific languages, including Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and C#. They have applied tests through a range of frameworks including Selenium, Cypress, WebdriverIO, TestCafe, Appium, and Jest.

75,000 engineers would exceed…

This article was written by Applitools senior developer advocate, Angie Jones.


A common question is “does Applitools visual testing work on mobile apps?”. The answer is a resounding YES! In this post, I’ll automate a couple of scenarios and show you the power of visual testing.

The App

We’re going to work with a Todo App which will allow us to add tasks. A cool feature of this app is the ability to add colors to tasks, which is a great way to designate categories for our various types of tasks.

Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid and mobile web apps.

It drives iOS, Android, and Windows apps using the WebDriver protocol and gives you the ability to automate any mobile app from any language and any test framework.

Appium released its first major version almost 7 years ago. Since then, Appium has rolled out a lot of new features and its automation backend architecture has evolved quite a lot.

That said, getting started with implementing automated tests and executing them using Appium the 1st time can be a daunting experience.

There are a…

Thunderhead is the recognised global leader in the Customer Journey Orchestration and Analytics market. The ONE Engagement Hub helps global brands build customer engagement in the era of digital transformation.

Thunderhead provides its users with great insights into customer behavior. To continue to improve user experience with their highly-visual web application, Thunderhead develops continuously. How does Thunderhead keep this visual user experience working well? A key component is Applitools.

Before — Using Traditional Output Locators

Prior to using Applitools, Thunderhead drove its UI-driven tests with Selenium for browser automation and Python as the primary test language. …

Who recommends cross browser testing to their organizations?

In this series, we discuss the results of the Applitools Ultrafast Cross Browser Hackathon. Today, we will explain how those who were skeptics about cross browser testing would recommend that their organizations run Applitools Ultrafast Grid for cross browser testing.

Reviewing Past Posts In This Series

In this series we have covered the results of the Applitools Ultrafast Cross Browser Hackathon.

  • My first post covered the overall results. I wrote specifically about the ease of creating cross browser tests with Applitools and introduced the topics to follow.
  • My second post covered how the speed of Applitools Ultrafast Grid…


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