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It is a trade off. One shouldn't fully trust the emulator.
So for example one might suggest that QA should use the actual device.
But the emulator might be 'almost' good enough that one could leave it up to QA to find the small number of problems.
Not to mention that technically problems could come up on different versions of the device or different vendors. The solution to that is problematic for most places because it requires a lot of devices and a lot of testing. And that is simply impossible for a developer to do. At least one company does something like that as there was a story about it somewhere where there was a testing lab with something like 1000+ devices.
The way I see it, the best testing is done on the actual system the user is using, whereas emulators are best used for prototyping and debugging. I've had many problems only occurred when it was run on the actual system.
Not until programming becomes as simple as pointing and clicking
The day may come sooner than we expect.
Yeah, yeah, yeah ... they've been saying that for years. True, there's a lot more that you can do with point-and-click than you used to but as soon as you have to customize the model, guess what, someone is going to have to write some code.
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. The "touch" test is generally conducted on a real phone or pad
Except when those are not the target devices. Automotive, avionic and ship controls, industrial machines of many kinds... while the proper testing is on the machine the first phase (i.e. is it at least doing what I want it to do?) is more comfortable on the developer machine.
Plus, after 6 years of switching back and forth from machines to my workstation I tend to touch the controls on my dev screen and swear loudly because the software is unresponsive without reason...
I find even the smallest smudge on my dev screen a huge distraction and can't get work done till it's gone (turn-off - easier to see smudges against black.)
No way I'd entertain a touch screen (and even more when there's going to be other people "helping".)
Once had an ant get in my screen behind the front layer, I figured it'd die in a day or two so first thought was just leave it. 10 minutes later I had the thing disassembled. There's now gouges in the casing (sides) from levering off the snap-on front with a screwdriver - dont care about that - as the display area is clean.)
Do not switch off your computer.
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