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Mobile Applications


MC Creating Android Apps in Java NEW
Mark Meretzky, New York University
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:30am

Join Mark Meretzky to learn how to create Android apps using the Eclipse IDE on Mac, PC, or Linux. The apps Mark demonstrates are composed of objects written in Java, plus a screen layout in XML. Find out how the Java code manipulates the XML to present a user interface including buttons, sliders, and other widgets. Draw text and graphics, respond to a touch or keystroke, and recognize a swipe or pinch. Three important design patterns involve views, which are visible areas on the screen. (1) A listener is an object whose methods are called in response to a stimulus.

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TB Testing Mobile Apps—From All Angles
Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services, Inc.
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 8:30am

As the need for testing mobile apps increases, so does the need to understand and apply test practices that cover more than just functional correctness. Randy Rice leads you through techniques for designing the right tests for your mobile applications, whether they are on the device or on a website. Learn how to know which items of functionality are important to test based on relative risk. Randy presents his visual method of how to rank important attributes including usability, compatibility, accessibility, and security, and then how to design tests for them.

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BW4 Automate Your Mobile Development Ecosystem
Josh Anderson, StepLeader, Inc.
Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:45pm

Mobile is hard. Mobile at scale is even harder. And automation is your only option for success as you scale. However, many organizations haven’t yet started automating their mobile development efforts. Understanding how to automate your mobile ecosystem puts you ahead of your competition. How do you actually automate the building, testing, and deploying of hundreds of mobile apps across multiple operating systems and multiple app stores? Josh Anderson explains that when compared to the tools supporting the development and deployment of web applications, mobile is in its infancy.

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BW8 The Secrets of Mobile App Testing
Jason Arbon, Applause
Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:15pm

Most app teams aim for 4 stars—not 5. Why? Because delivering and maintaining a high-quality app becomes more challenging every day. Agile engineering and continuous integration put more pressure than ever on testers and quality-focused developers. Add to that the raw complexity of device and platform fragmentation, new sensors, app store processes, star ratings and reviews, increased app competition, mobile automation frameworks that only half work, and users who expect the app to not just work flawlessly, but also to be intuitive and even beautiful and fun.

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