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Mobile Dev + Test 2017 - Test Management

Monday, April 24

Rob_Sabourin
AmiBug.com

Agile Tester Certification (2-Day)

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:30am to Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

Learn the role of the tester in an agile team and explore agile testing processes in an interactive workshop. Successful attendees earn the ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Testing (ICP-TST) designation. This course is also accredited for the ISTQB® Foundation Level Agile Extension exam.

Tuesday, April 25

Jason_Arbon
Appdiff, Inc.
TD

Develop Your Mobile App Test and Quality Strategy

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 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...

Max Saperstone
Coveros
TE

Testing Mobile Apps in the Cloud with Selenium

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 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, experience how Selenium interacts with web browsers below the GUI to test actions, inputs, and expected outcomes. Examine how the Selenium framework works and learn how to expand Selenium tests to improve device and platform coverage. Employing a cloud-...

Wednesday, April 26

Troy Miles
Software Engineer and Author
WC

Unit Testing Android Apps: A Hands-On Workshop

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

With a global market share of more than 86 percent, Android has taken over the mobile world. Since it’s relatively easy to begin developing Android apps with the free tools available, the Google Play Store has millions of Android applications. Many developers find their apps more frail with each update as adding a feature to one activity breaks something outside it. Unfortunately, it is usually the customer who finds these bugs and then punishes the app with bad reviews. However, Troy Miles says there is a solution—robust unit testing. In this hands-on workshop, Troy shows you how...

WD

Introduction to Testing REST APIs

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

An API (Application Programming Interface) provides information or content to mobile applications, and in turn, the application presents this content to the end user. The API is a service and a crucial element in the success of any mobile application. Because this is a service, the fundamental question is: How can I test an API behind an application? In this introductory tutorial Marc van’t Veer focuses on what REST APIs are and how to test them. Marc starts with basic concepts of the message architecture in an API and then explains elements like resources, verbs, states, headers, and...

Alan Couch
Coveros
WE

Security Testing Mobile Applications

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

The sensitive nature of personal information stored on smart devices makes security testing vital when building mobile applications. Alan Crouch 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. Alan offers hints and tips for comprehensive security testing of mobile applications during the development process, sharing when and where in that process...

Jason_Arbon
Appdiff, Inc.
WK

Harness Artificial Intelligence to Power Your Mobile Testing

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

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are changing the world of software. Jason Arbon explains how to use them as tools to speed up and scale up your testing. The future of mobile and IoT software testing will be a blend of people working alongside AI systems. These AI systems will perform most of the drudgery of software testing so people can focus on the creative and non-obvious testing that is most appreciated by developers and product managers. These AI systems will find insights across large sets of data that human testers simply cannot divine alone. In this interactive...

WI

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...

Jon_Hagar
Grand Software Testing
WL

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

Dona Sarkar
Microsoft
K1

A Screenless Future Is Closer Than You Think

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Somewhere near you is a device with a screen. You can’t live without that device. In fact, you are reading this right now on that—or another—device. Within a few years, the screens that we so depend on today will begin to disappear. After all, we are analog creatures, and we are meant to experience the world without the confining boundaries of two-dimensional screens. What is this “screenless future,” and what tech advancements are being made right now to make it real? Dona Sarkar is experiencing first-hand this new future in her role as principal product manager at HoloLens, working to...

Satyajit Malugu
GoDaddy
T2

A Data-Driven Approach for Mobile Testing and Automation

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

In the world of mobile app testing, data is your friend. So harness your data to your advantage to create an automation and testing strategy. Satyajit Malagu acknowledges that multiple devices, platforms, languages, crashes, bugs, and app stores make the scope of mobile app testing humongous. When you add in inherent human biases and team dynamics, the problems you face and prioritization challenges can be overwhelming. The data collected from analytics, bug trends, monitoring tools, test results, and other sources can help illuminate a clearer path. Join Satyajit as he provides an...

David Dang
Zenergy Technologies
T10

Mobile Testing: What To Automate and What Not to Automate

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

The rapid move of companies into mobile technology has significantly increased the demand for testing mobile applications. Naturally, companies are turning to automation to help ease the workload, increase potential test coverage, and improve testing efficiency. But should you try to automate all things mobile? Are there any pitfalls to consider? David Dang says that unfortunately the answers are not always clear-cut. Mobile has its own set of complications, compounded by a huge variety of devices and OS platforms. Learn what mobile testing activities are ripe for automation,...

T12

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,...

Google
T14

Android System Testing at Google

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

Testing an operating system is a complex affair given the highly interconnected nature of the product. This talk will discuss general tools and practices Google uses for testing the Android OS, and take a deep dive into one of the product verticals - system updates - that highlights some of the more unique challenges that an OS test strategy can face. Update testing faces many hurdles from the logistical, centered around the handling of multiple versions simultaneously, to the technical, involving the update process's deep integration with every level of the system.

Greg Pope
Lawrence Livermore National Labs
T16

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...

Jon_Hagar
Grand Software Testing
T20

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

K3

Enterprise IoT: Solving the Challenges of the Smart City

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

The Internet of Things is bringing unprecedented levels of instrumentation and insights, drawing from the vast advances brought about by the industrial, mobile, and internet revolutions. While people are already comfortable with connected fitness devices, thermostats, and home security, IoT for urban environments and the enterprise is still in its infant stage and evolving quickly. Gary Garcia maintains that the digitalization of enterprises and the cities where they reside will fundamentally change the way businesses interact with their employees and customers—and how governments interact...

Stacy Kirk
QualityWorks Consulting Group, LLC
F2

Leverage Node.js for Mobile Test Automation

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

With more than 1.4 billion Android and 475 million iOS combinations with active users, high quality mobile apps require high levels of test automation. Join experienced Node.js QA architect and nodeqa.io founder Stacy Kirk as she explains how to properly test mobile web apps for functionality, usability, and consistency—and why Node.js can make it easier. Stacy shares how to combine mobile automation best practices using Appium with the best Node.js frameworks to create powerful mobile front-end testing solutions. Mobile app testers can benefit from these tools and technologies to simplify...

Costa Avradopoulos
Avracom, Inc
F8

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...

Josiah Mory
BuildFire
F9

Ensuring the Happy Path: Automated Developer Testing for Mobile Apps

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

Is there anything worse than trying to fix that one small bug, declaring it fixed, and then realizing “the fix” caused another bug somewhere else in your app? And there it is, one more bug and you are at it again. The small voice in your head says if only you had automated tests. We know we should invest more in testing because it can save us headaches down the road. Josiah Mory says that although getting started can be an uphill climb, automated testing does not have to be all or nothing. Josiah introduces approaches for automating developer tests along with test-driven...

Alexander_Andelkovic
King/Midasplayer AB
F12

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...

Jon Lipps
Sauce Labs
F14

The Present and Future of Mobile Test Automation with Appium

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

Mobile testing has moved forward in leaps and bounds in the past few years. With frameworks like Appium, it has never been easier to scale automated testing and integrate it with continuous integration. While new automation technologies proliferate with device and platform upgrades, Appium provides a singular, consistent automation protocol on top of the best automation technologies,. In the past year, the Appium open source community has added support for new kinds of automation, including XCUITest for iOS, UiAutomator 2 for Android, and even Windows apps. With demos and code...

Paul Bruce
Perfecto Mobile
F16

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...

Alan Couch
Coveros
K4

Rooting Your Devices to Test Outside the Box

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

The mobile landscape has changed how companies think of information technology. However, many organizations have failed to make the most of the mobile testing tools available. Alan Crouch explores how rooting your devices can help you break past your mobile testing block and allow you to test in more exciting, creative, and different ways. Rooting, or jail-breaking as it is called in the iOS world, is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices to attain privileged control—or root access—over various subsystems. Rooting is often performed with the goal of...