Software Quality Days 2016 in Vienna

Posted by Georg Kapeller on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

This year the Software Quality Days, one of Europe’s most comprehensive events on software quality, took place from January 18 – 21, 2016 at the hotel Savoyen in Vienna. As a team of three, we represented Ranorex and made sure to tackle hot topics in test automation. Now that we’re back, we’d like to quickly recap this event for you.


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What are Test Automation Trends 2016 – what’s hot this year?

Posted by Jennifer Omer on Thursday, January 21st, 2016

We hope you’ve all had a relaxing holiday season and a fantastic start into the new year. Now it’s high time to get ready for test automation again. Let’s start by looking at some upcoming test automation trends we need to watch out for in 2016. Ranorex is ready for these new testing challenges!


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Ranorex Customer Experience Survey

Posted by Tobias Walter on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015


Thank you for your participation in our Customer Experience Survey. We sincerely appreciate your valuable contribution and interest in helping us to improve. We are currently analyzing the answers and will publish the results of the survey as soon as possible. 


The main goal of this short survey is to gather detailed information on how you use Ranorex. We would like to know your opinion on our software, so that we can make the Ranorex tools even better.

The first 50 participants will earn a free Ranorex Certification Exam and will be contacted soon.


You can rest assured that the information you submit will be kept confidential. 


How to Automate Your Tests Without Programming Skills – Analysis

Posted by Tobias Walter on Thursday, December 10th, 2015

This is the last part of a three-part blog post series covering test automation for manual testers without any programming background. This blog post deals with the opportunities that manual testers have in the automation category of “Analysis“. At the end, there is a conclusion of all three parts of the article.

How Manual Tester - Analysis

If you haven’t read the first part and the second part regarding preparation and execution tasks, it’s recommended to do so prior to reading this section.

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Ranorex Conquers the Japanese Market

Posted by Mark Peinhopf on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

It’s 6:45 in the morning. I am leaving my plane after an 11-hour flight and visiting one of the most exciting cities in the world – Tokyo. There are 38 million people crammed into an environment that is nearly perfectly organized. The subway and trains stop precisely on the centimeter and the doors always open exactly where the lines indicate they should. An optimized city in which the “we” and the yearning for harmony counts much more than the “I”. Japanese culture values the society more than the needs of the individual. A sense of belonging, loyalty, are a key ingredients for these ancestors of the Samurai. With those values still deeply ingrained in everyday life, it is a spectacle for every visitor from the West.

But I am not here as a tourist, I am here for business. In my role as Partner Manager for Ranorex, I work with our partners all around the globe who support us in bringing Ranorex to the most remote places in the world, but always with a local feel. It’s about being local in a global world. For a small company like Ranorex, this is only possible with a network of expert partners.
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EuroSTAR Conference 2015 in Maastricht – Hot Topics

Posted by Martin Fahrenberger on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Europe’s #1 software testing conference – EuroSTAR Conference – took place for the fifth time this year in the Netherlands between the 2nd and the 5th of November 2015 at MECC Maastricht. My colleague Alexander Walentin and I joined many other global software testing professionals in taking part.

Ranorex Experts at EuroSTAR 2015

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A Success Story: TomTom Saves Serious Time with Ranorex Mobile Automated Tests

Posted by Jennifer Omer on Thursday, November 12th, 2015

TomTom is best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products and developing innovative products that make it easier for people to keep moving towards their goals. Since 2004 they have sold over 75 million portable navigation devices (PNDs).

traffic jams in the city, road, rush hour

For their innovative PND feature called “Bring your own connectivity”, TomTom wanted to automate Bluetooth Interoperability (IOP) tests on iOS and Android phones. With this feature, people can connect with mobile phones via Bluetooth to get real-time traffic information on the TomTom navigation device.

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How to Automate Your Tests Without Programming Skills – Execution

Posted by Jim Trentadue on Thursday, November 5th, 2015

This is the second part of a three-part blog post series regarding test automation for manual testers without any programming background. This blog post deals with the opportunities that manual testers have in the automation category of “Execution“.

How Manual Tester Execution Header

If you haven’t read the first part regarding preparation tasks, it’s recommended to do so prior to reading the section on Execution.

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Ranorex Automates Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Posted by Tobias Walter on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

We’re sure that you’ve noticed that Android Marshmallow, the latest update to hit Google’s mobile operating system, is now available. Google has started rolling out their software for the latest Nexus devices, and other manufacturers will soon follow.

With the update installed, users will have access to a ton of new features like battery life improvements, greater app permission controls, standardized support for fingerprint scanners, more granular volume control, USB-C support and the new Google Now, just to name a few.

To round out the list of mobile technologies available, we are thrilled to announce that with our latest release (5.4.3), Ranorex supports Android 6.

Ranorex Automates Marshmallow

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How to Automate Your Tests Without Programming Skills – Preparation

Posted by Jim Trentadue on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Test automation is seen as the way to make testers more efficient and productive for doing their job. It’s also known that you can expand your test coverage greatly by automating nearly all permutations of a given scenario. For large project teams and large releases, automating your testing is the only way project schedules can be met.

Test automation solutions come with a misperception though. A number of solutions require you to have a programming and development background or skillset. But this is not a skillset most manual testers possess nor want to. Often there is a divide between the manual testers and automated testers as these are now two different jobs.

How to Automate Your Tests Without Programming Skills - Preparation

So what kind of bridge can be built across this gap of the two different roles? How can the automated testers get more useful information from the manual testers? How can the manual testers be more productive with what they can contribute to the automation effort? It starts with understanding the automation structure and framework.

Whether they are writing the actual test automation test case or not, manual testers can be productive immediately by understanding a few key points: What are the key categories that a manual tester can be effective instantly with test automation?

This and the following blog posts will focus each on one of the three main categories of work for test automation. These are Preparation, Execution, and Analysis. Within each of these three categories, there are three key points in each that cover the full category, which will be explored in depth.

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