Can any 1 help me in knowing about working in BREW testing. currently i am working as a test engineer for both web based & desktop related applications. I had received a call to work for mobile application testing in BREW platform. Can any one suggest whether i should continue in the same domain or is it worth full to switch over.
BREW is a language that Qualcomm developed a long time ago. I looked into developing some simple apps on it years ago, but decided against it. To be honest, I didn't even think it was still widely used, to be honest.
The way BREW used to work is that you had to, basically, pay Qualcomm to have you application certified. So in today's market, with what's available, I figured it would die off.
I'd suggest you do some research on it to really judge market viability.
This might be another question for the company you're going to. I'd ask them what other technologies they develop in. At the risk of sounding completely ignorant (since I don't even own a cell phone anymore let alone develop for them), what are iPod Touch apps written in? Are they in that market?
I think that the mobile marketplace is a completely viable industry. Just like with anything else, though, you need to really judge whether or not it's a company that is going to survive in tough times.
I will say, though, getting some experience in testing mobile apps might make you an attractive commodity, should the demand be there, especially if you progress to working in the automation of mobile apps.