ESPRESSO TESTING ON ANDROID

Android apps fail for a number of reasons other than simple logic errors. At its most basic the app may not install correctly, or there may be a problem when you move from landscape to portrait and back again. Because of fragmentation the layout might not work on any number of devices that you haven’t…

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER

Last week we had a meeting where the interns talked about what they did over the summer. And while I was listening to them talk it occurred to me that it would be a good idea to share this with a larger audience for a number of reasons. Firstly, they did very well and deserve…

ANDROID UNIT TESTING

Before Android Studio incorporated JUnit4, Google’s implementation was an odd mix of standard and Android specific unit tests.   The current version of JUnit4 is a much more vanilla implementation of the JUnit standard, see http://junit.org for more information or https://github.com/junit-team/junit for the source code. The current recommended version of JUnit we’re loading in the…

AGILE TESTING ON ANDROID

Agile development has been problematic for Android developers. For a while now there have been a number of ways to test the user interface such as Robotium or Monkey Runner but before Android Studio 1.1, unit testing was hard to use, hard to configure and quite challenging to implement on the Android platform. Google would…

RIIS A TENTH TIME SPONSOR FOR LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY’S ROBOFEST

Lawrence Tech Robofest May 15-18th, 2015 Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of physical science, computer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Computing, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed…

API KEY PREFERENCES

Most Android apps that do any real work operate in a client – server architecture with the phone acting as the client and much of the heavier work taking place on the backend server. Sometimes you have control over the server that communicates with your app and sometimes it’s a third party who provides the…

RIIS TO SPONSOR DETROIT CITY FC SOCCER TEAM

Founded in 2010 the Detroit City Futbol League was started in order to bring together a struggling community in an organizational manner that would grasp teamwork and team dedication. The league quickly gained wings and has more than 1000 players per week and over 30 different neighborhoods participate. Over 80% of the participants in the…

RIIS’S OWN ONORIO CATENACCI TO SPEAK AT WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY’S BIG DATA & BUSINESS ANALYTICS CONFERENCE

The Big Data & Business Analytics Group at Wayne State University, March 10-11th, 2015 RIIS’s own Onorio Catenacci, Developer, will be guest speaking for Wayne State University’s annual symposium on Big Data & Business Analytics. Onorio has been writing software for 20+ years and is well known for enabling complex problems to be solved through…

RIIS FOUNDER TO GUEST SPEAK FOR MOBILE MONDAY MICHIGAN ON MONDAY MARCH 9TH, 2015 ON THE TOPIC OF MOBILE USABILITY AND DESIGN.

RIIS, LLC, an IT services firm specializing in mobile application development and professional services announced that its founder and president, Godfrey Nolan, will be speaking at the Mobile Monday Michigan event held in Troy, MI on March 9th, 2015. The topic on the agenda for the event will be that of Mobile Usability and Design,…