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IoT Dev + Test 2017 - IoT Testing

Wednesday, April 26


Advanced Techniques for Testing REST APIs

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

The Application Programming Interface (API) is a service and a crucial element in the success of any mobile application. Improving your API testing skills allows you to give your development team better feedback in more efficient and effective ways. So how do you test whether the API is easy to use, scalable, performing at an acceptable level, and secure? In this advanced hands-on workshop, Marc van’t Veer explains how to define and implement a dedicated test strategy, use tooling to compare versions of APIs and versions of a resource, use headers with tokens, create Java scripts to...

Grand Software Testing

Testing the Internet of Things

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next big technology challenge for software testing. IoT testing uses concepts from traditional and mobile environments but has new testing problems and new patterns. Jon Hagar begins by examining how to use data analytics from error profiles and social media to discover the new error patterns in IoT systems. Usage data on IoT devices is growing rapidly and becoming a big data issue. Through hands-on exercises, Jon explains how teams can use data analytics to improve development and testing. Next, he uses the analytics to define real-world test...

Thursday, April 27

Theresa Lanowitz
voke, inc.

IoT—Let’s Code Like It’s 1999!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Everyone is drawn to the cool new ways to connect devices to the Internet and make life easier—and a little more futuristic. But, do you know that IoT has been around since the past century? Theresa Lanowitz is one of the early advocates of what is now IoT and is thrilled that the pace of acceptance is accelerating—rapidly. This level of acceptance and understanding of IoT was not always the case. Theresa shares the early ideas, vision, and concepts of the Sun Jini project, the pre-cursor to IoT, and offers advice for developers and testers on how to succeed with IoT. Whether you are part...


Testing Transformation in the IoT Era

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

In the next few years, when more than 20 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, many of us will be IoT testers—in one way or another. Jennifer Bonine explores new areas you will need to address in your testing, new testing skills required in the IoT era, and ideas for how to innovate your technology strategies and processes to account for new vulnerabilities. Jennifer addresses current IoT trends that are taking shape and what you need to do to enhance your testing skills—and even your career. She explores the real game changers—data security, “things” test labs, open APIs,...

Greg Pope
Lawrence Livermore National Labs

A New Approach to IoT Safety, Risk, and Vulnerability Analysis

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

The ugly truth is that the interconnection of devices with IoT systems can lead to failures which result in physical injury, unacceptable risk, or cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Preventing such accidents requires identifying hazards, risks, and security vulnerabilities during development. Traditional hazard analysis techniques—failure modes and effects analysis, fault tree analysis, and root cause analysis—were developed for simple hardware controllers and are based on single-point failures. However, software fails differently than hardware. Most accidents, system failures, and many cyber...

Grand Software Testing

IoT Software Testing Challenges: The IoT World Is Really Different

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:15pm to 3:45pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to become the next growth area—and biggest challenge—for software development and testing. Although many traditional test techniques and strategies remain viable, IoT testing includes working with huge amounts of data, multiple communication channels, device protocols, resource limitations (battery or memory), sensors, controllers, cloud-hardware-device integration, and security concerns. Jon Hagar says that successful IoT testers must develop new knowledge and skills and apply them based on real data and proven test design methods. Testing...

Friday, April 28

Booz-Allen Hamilton's Strategic Initiatives Group

The IoT: Internet of Threats?

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:45am

From connected elevators to smart cars, the Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us, even in ways we're not aware of. The devices make our lives easier, encourage us to exercise, and save time and resources--but at what cost? With current computer and mobile technology, the main threat is to our data and our accounts, with phishing and ransomware topping the charts; however, the IoT introduces risk to our personal safety and compromises our privacy in ways we can't even yet imagine. Join Chris to...

Costa Avradopoulos
Avracom, Inc

Testing the Next Generation of Technologies: IoT, Mobile, and Cloud … Oh My!

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Testing technology, tools, and methods are always playing catch up with the latest—and the next greatest—consumer and business applications and software-intensive products. Now with IoT, mobile, and the cloud, almost EVERY new product has a software testing aspect. Costa Avradopoulos explores the bewildering challenges and recent trends in testing IoT, mobile, and cloud applications. He outlines the necessary elements of test strategy for each of these technologies: building a test lab, test coverage, test data, test management, tools, and automation. Bringing it all together with a...

King/Midasplayer AB

Internet of Fun: Winning Ways for an IoT Hackathon

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

The very first time Alexander Andelkovic and his team entered an IoT hackathon, they were awarded second place for their IoT app due in large part to the early and continuous QA testing. Their IoT solution was based on combining different public data sources—such as a Minecraft map of Stockholm and real-time subway system data—to create a fun presentation of the IoT data. Join Alexander as he describes the preparation it took to get ready for the hackathon. He discusses the work that was done on the team composition, how they came up with an approach to add QA testing roles at the...

Paul Bruce
Perfecto Mobile

Prepare for IoT with a Mature Test Strategy

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

As IoT devices increase the ways we personalize our digital world, they add the complexity of the conditions we encounter in the real world. How do we know that our devices will work as expected if we don’t even know how people will use them? A comprehensive test strategy that covers all aspects of your customers' user experiences, including mobile app and API services, helps prepare for the unknowns in new IoT technologies and devices. Paul Bruce explores ways to optimize automated test coverage for continuous integration so that you isolate and minimize defects before they impact IoT...