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Development teams today in many cases become THE business. More and more organizations build their business strategy on digital channels – Web, mobile and social. Although developers spend most of their day in their IDE, developing new code and debugging – in many cases, those few development teams are responsible for hundreds of millions in company revenue.
To address business needs, development teams need to move fast and be more agile, they need to be able to secure the business necessary to build the right process – one which includes a set of safety nets. Such teams would like to focus on developing new capabilities, be more innovative and drive the business forward rather than address issues, however, when those occur they may be as important as new functionality and in most cases even more critical for the business.
We’ve been working with many development teams within the last year to map the challenges and discover what we can do in order to help them be more productive – code, focus on new functionalities and solve the issues as early as possible.
Although most developers are aware of the current challenges, it is interesting to see that with modern mobile and web apps, development teams often work in the same way they had in the previous century. There is no real lab solution for the front-end – mobile apps and web.
The lab aspect is critical for development team efficiency – A common case is how to solve issues that replicate on a specific environment / device – Those are quite common, especially when the app interacts more with the hardware such as OS capability, sensors and camera. In the Android space, for example, it is known that Samsung devices will behave differently from most other Android devices, mainly due to the customization that Samsung are imposing on their devices.
In order to address that need, we developed a new capability – DevTunnel.
DevTunnel allows the developers to connect from their IDE / workstation to devices hosted on our cloud in a way that will be similar to devices that are wired to their workstation via USB cable.
That means that if a developer needs to solve an issue that comes from QA / production they can easily open devices on the Perfecto cloud, connect via DevTunnel and from that moment they can investigate the issue in the same way or on the same tool that they are used to working with – This can save them hours or days in setting up the environment necessary to solve the problem.
Once they solve the problem quickly they can go back to continue working on the new shiny things. Yippee!
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Director of Product Management, Perfecto
Roy has over 15 years of experience in the quality assurance domain, specializing in enterprise software. Over the course of his career, Roy's roles have spanned engineering, product delivery and product management. He is an expert in software quality, application lifecycle management (ALM) and end-to-end IT management. Prior to joining Perfecto, Roy held a number of senior positions at HP Software and Mercury. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Israel.