Conference archive

IoT Dev+Test 2016 - Mobile Testing

Sunday, April 17

Sivakumar Anna

Effective Mobile Automation using Appium® (2-Day)

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 8:30am to Monday, April 18, 2016 - 4:30pm
  • Get an overview of the different tools and technologies around Appium
  • Setup and configure details for various type of mobile applications - hybrid, native and mobile web
  • Understand the different Appium locator strategies supported
  • Write test cases using Java and popular frameworks
  • Learn the tips and tricks to solve real practical challenges
  • Extend automated scripting to run against Sauce Labs cloud
  • Integrate automation scripts with tools such as Sauce Labs via Jenkins continuous integration
Brian Hicks

Mobile Application Testing (2-Day)

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 8:30am to Monday, April 18, 2016 - 4:30am

Monday, April 18

Jason Arbon

Develop Your Mobile App Test and Quality Strategy

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Let’s build a mobile app quality and testing strategy together. Whether you have a web, hybrid, or native app, building a test and quality strategy means first understanding your customers and your competitors, and then testing your app under real-world conditions. Most importantly, it means having the data and tools to make quick, agile decisions on feature implementations and bug fixes. Jason Arbon guides you through the latest techniques, data, and tools to ensure you have an awesome mobile app test and quality strategy. Leave this interactive session with a strategy for your very own...

Tuesday, April 19

Brian Hicks

Use Selenium to Test Mobile Web Apps in the Cloud

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

With the burgeoning number of mobile OSs, browsers, and platform combinations, comprehensive mobile app testing can be a nightmare—but it doesn’t have to be! Brian Hicks demonstrates ways to leverage the open source Selenium (IDE) with cloud services to test mobile apps across multiple browsers and platforms. Through hands-on exercises, you will experience how Selenium interacts with web browsers below the GUI to test actions, inputs, and expected outcomes. Brian and participants will examine how the Selenium framework works and learn how to expand Selenium tests to improve device and...


Testing Web Services and the APIs behind Mobile Apps

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

“There’s an app for that” is frequently heard today. The data (content) being presented by an app is delivered from a web service by an API (Application Programming Interface), the communication framework between applications and back-end systems. Marc van’t Veer explores functional and nonfunctional risks with APIs and explains step-by-step how to test them. Testing web services and APIs is more than just checking the features of applications. An API and the services it calls must meet requirements like response time, security, stability, performance, and scalability. In defining the test...

Bryan Batty

Security Testing Mobile Applications

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

The sensitive nature of personal information stored on smart devices makes security testing vital when building mobile applications. Cliff Berg explores the unique characteristics of mobile devices—how they store data, the fluid trust boundaries between applications, and the unique aspects of device security models. Learn about the many different threat types and use cases that make security testing mobile applications so challenging. Cliff offers hints and tips for comprehensive security testing of mobile applications during the development process, sharing when and where in that process...

Grand Software Testing

Use Mobile/IoT Big Data Analytics to Improve Development and Testing

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Mobile and IoT software apps generate tons of data and live in a world of social media crowdsourcing. Probably more importantly, back end systems are capturing terabytes of usage data on mobile and IoT applications—data that is ripe for big data analysis. Jon Hagar examines how development and test teams can put this data to work to improve mobile and IoT products and projects. To stay competitive, product teams must find ways to use analytics in a variety of fashions and from varied sources. This hand-on session explores where to find the data you need and examines way to mine and...

Grand Software Testing

Test Attack Patterns for Mobile, IoT, and Embedded Software

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Mobile/IoT/embedded software teams are looking for ways to speed up development, testing, and deployment of products that wow users but don’t blow up in their faces. In the tradition of James Whittaker’s book series How to Break Software, Jon Hagar applies the “attack” pattern concept to identify and test for potential failures in these types of systems. Jon defines the environments of mobile, IoT, and embedded software, and examines common software failures found in hardware/software systems. He shares a set of patterns you can apply during pre-production testing or in a...

Wednesday, April 20

Jason Arbon

Mobile and IoT Win! Now What?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Smartphones now outnumber tablets and PCs combined. Mobile developers and testers make more money than their old-school counterparts. Now that mobile has won the race, a new set of questions arises. How has mobile changed—and how does it continue to change—software technology and the economy? What does this mean to you personally? How does mobile affect technology choices, company strategies, and your career? Jason Arbon shares how to capitalize on the mobile win. Mobile forced a reinvention of how we design, build, and test software. How can these lessons from mobile be applied to web and...


Uber’s Fascinating World of Inter-App Communications

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 10:45am

After joining Uber in early 2015, Apple Chow and Bian Jiang encountered an Uber-unique challenge while investigating UI testing tools for their mobile applications. Many of their sanity tests required the rider application and driver application to communicate and coordinate actions in order to complete the end-to-end testing scenario. Learn how Apple, Bian, and their team created Octopus, a platform agnostic tool for scenario testing. They will discuss how it coordinates the communication across different apps running on different devices. You can apply this approach for any tests that...

Raj Subramanian
CSG International

How to Find Vulnerabilities and Bugs in Mobile Applications

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 11:00am to 11:45am
As mobile devices, tools, operating systems, and web technologies rapidly evolve, testers must quickly adapt their thinking in this changing domain. Testers often struggle to find important vulnerabilities and bugs in mobile applications due to lack of guidance, experience, and the right resources. Raj Subramanian was a tester in that very situation. Hear what Raj learned from his experiences testing mobile applications previously at Orbitz and now at CSG Ascendon. CSG uses a cloud-based commerce and service delivery platform to deliver digital content to customers like SONY, Paramount,...
Steven Winter
Guerrilla QA

Guerrilla QA: The Mobile of the Internet of All the Things!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 11:00am to 11:45am

There are more than 10 billion devices connected today, and it’s predicted that by decade's end 99 percent of everything manufactured will be connected. And it all flows through the mobile world in some way. As mobile increasingly touches our lives, development teams and testers struggle to keep up with fast-growing technologies. With deep insight into the mobile quality arena, Steven Winter and his team went from zero to more than 3,000 mobile banking apps that are 35 million users can now access—all made possible by innovative mobile test automation, continuous integration, and on-site...

Jim Whisenant

How to Build and Integrate a Framework for Testing Mobile SDKs

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm
You need to build or integrate test frameworks and standardize the test process for your Android and iOS native SDKs. Where do you start? How do you do that while delivering products for both platforms? How quickly can you learn the fundamentals of Xcode, Objective-C, Gradle, and Android Studio? These are just some of the questions that Jim Whisenant asked himself when he joined Brightcove’s mobile SDK team. While he was solving these problems with his team, Jim learned some basic salesmanship, psychology, and diplomacy—and became a better software tester in the process. Starting with these...
Satyajit Malugu

Shift Left Mobile Application Testing

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
In the past decade, testing efforts have been steadily shifting left—to earlier in the development lifecycle. For web apps, testing and testing automation have been gradually shifting—into development, design, and requirements. The test pyramid recommended by Google and agile experts is a distribution of 60 percent unit tests, 30 percent integration tests, and only 10 percent UI tests. Although practiced widely in the web world, this formula is often deemed impractical in mobile. Satyajit Malugu busts open this myth and gives you practical guidance to achieve the same test pyramid in your...

Thursday, April 21

Ankit Desai
MathWorks, Inc.
Binod Pant
MathWorks, Inc.

Test Infrastructure for Native and Hybrid iOS and Android Applications

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:00am to 11:45am
How do you create a test infrastructure that allows automated testing of both native and hybrid apps? Ankit Desai and Binod Pant will describe the approach they took to develop a comprehensive test infrastructure. Their aim was to leverage MathWorks’ existing home-grown continuous integration system and to provide consistent test tooling across both the iOS and Android platforms. Hear how Ankit and Binod covered mobile use cases and testing requirements; created tools to request and check out the multiple mobile configurations from the hardware/device farm; used a toolset to control the...
Danni Wu

Integrate On-Device Test Automation into the Dev-Release Pipeline

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

With the vast number of platforms and device models, testing products on mobile can be a time-consuming and costly effort. Executing test automation on actual devices is one key to achieving scale and speed. How, when, and where do we build and execute these automation scripts on real devices? Danni Wu shares the approaches she uses at Bing to automate mobile device testing. At Bing, they run mobile automated test suites across different stages of product development cycles—pre-check-in, rolling integration build, pre-ship, and production. To validate different quality aspects of products...

Grand Software Testing

Implement Combinatorial Test Patterns for Better Mobile and IoT Testing

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

A common problem in mobile and IoT systems is the large number and combinations of hardware, operational, and software configurations that need to be tested. For example, the so-called Android fragmentation problem might lead a test team to test hundreds of device and several software configurations, potentially yielding thousands or even tens of thousands of tests. Combinatorial testing, a technique involving mathematics and specific tooling, allows teams to reduce the number of test cases, while still assuring good error finding capabilities. Jon Hagar examines test combinatorial...


Innovations in Mobile Testing: Expanding Your Test Plan

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

As organizations implement their mobile strategy, testing teams must support new technologies—while still maintaining existing systems. Melissa Tondi describes the major trends and innovations in mobile technology, usage patterns, tools, and test equipment that you should consider when transitioning existing test teams or starting new ones. Based on information from more than two years of research with a lab-based consultant team, Melissa focuses on areas that balance efficiency and productivity, including use of a Device Matrix technique to select devices to test against, and when to use...