Posts By: Beta Breakers

Achieve 508 Compliance With Software Accessibility Testing

In 1998, President Clinton signed an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which “requires federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities.” Today, this amendment is commonly referred to as Section 508. The accessibility guidelines established by Section 508 don’t just apply to federal agencies; any private… Read more »

Progressive Web Apps Improve Mobile Browser Functionality

Browser-based web applications have become increasingly popular in the age of responsive web design, but they still lack some of the functionality and polish associated with native apps for Android and iOS. Web apps tend to be relatively light on features, and they often feel like stripped-down versions of native apps that have been modified… Read more »

Lab Hardware Update: New Android and iOS Tablets

We’ve added a bunch of new tablets to our QA labs; mostly Android, but we also picked up a brand-new iPad as well (one of the recently-released 2018 models that are intended to compete with Chromebooks in the education market, primarily). In addition to our other devices, we now have the following available for testing:… Read more »

Selenium IDE Makes Browser Test Automation Even Easier

In our last blog entry, we discussed the virtues of using a powerful tool called Selenium WebDriver to automate tests for browser-based web applications. This open-source tool allows developers and QA teams to write automated test scripts for today’s leading web browsers in a variety of programming languages such as Java, Python, Ruby and PHP…. Read more »