How do we test when we have many version of hardware and software configurations?

See http://opensignal.com/reports/fragmentation-2013/ for interesting data on just how many platforms might need to be testing for a typical mobile app.

Short answer: to many.

So what is a tester to do?

Well as my book talks about I am a big fan of combinatorial testing (you can google on that and look for the tool from NIST called ACT). It is possible to use math to test a large space, such as numerous platforms, in a very scientific approach.

If you are faced with having to test an app on a “good” set of combinations, see this link
http://opensignal.com/reports/fragmentation-2013/ and then my book of combinatorial test attack 32.

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