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Is Automated Functional Testing Really Worth It?

Aug 09, 2016 | by Clay Schumacher, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Mobile App Development

Like it or not, developing mobile apps is no longer the wild west - domain of startups, dorm dwellers and cowboy coders. It's a professional business with enterprise grade infrastructure and continuous integration and delivery systems. One part of this that has really taken off is automated functional testing, also known as UI testing, and often discussed as part of the practice of Behavior Driven DevelopmentAndroid and iOS now both have their own bundled frameworks for performing this testing, as well as other alternatives such as Calabash.

One question that has plagued owners and managers is, "Is automated functional testing really worth the investment?"


Students Learn to Develop Mobile Apps this Summer

Jul 21, 2016 | by Valyn Reinig, Marketing Specialist | Tags: Mobile App Development

The 2016 ISE Coding Garage has officially started! The 9-week program, designed for high school students that have taken the AP Computer Science course from West High or Iowa City, allows students to learn from ISE interns, and write and create their own Android app to present to a panel of judges.


5 Tips for Highly Effective Remote Teams (#3 is the key)

Jul 12, 2016 | by Clay Schumacher, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Mobile App Development

Attack of the Phone People

For the longest time, it was only Matt. The rest of the office carried on as if it had never happened, playing their ping pong games, drinking their coffee, even meeting for the occasional happy hour after work on Friday. But not Matt.


Meet Our Team: Clay Schumacher

Jun 23, 2016 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Meet Our Team, Mobile App Development

Welcome back to the Meet Our Team Q&A series. My name is Daniela Williams, Project Manager at ISE, and I’ll be asking ISE team members questions to help give insight into what makes us tick.

Today I'm interviewing Clay Schumacher, Senior Software Engineer, and head of Mobile Development at ISE.