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Mobile Testing


K3 Cool! Testing’s Getting Fun Again
Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc.
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 8:30am

The last exciting era in testing was in the late ‘90s when the web turned technology on its ear, the agile movement overthrew our processes, and the rise of open source gave us accessible and innovative tools. However, since then, Jonathan Kohl finds it has been a lot of the same-old, same-old: more web applications, variants of agile, and testing tool debates. After a while, you start to feel like you’ve “Been there, Done that, Got that t-shirt.” However, testing doesn’t have to be a rehash of all the things you’ve done before. It is an exciting time to be a tester!

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TA SOLD OUT! Testing Mobile Applications
Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc.
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 8:30am

As applications for smartphones and tablets become incredibly popular, organizations face increasing pressure to quickly and successfully deliver testing for these devices. When faced with a mobile testing project, many testers find it tempting to apply the same methods and techniques used for desktop applications. Although some of these concepts transfer directly, testing mobile applications presents its own special challenges. If you follow the same practices and techniques as you have before, you will miss critical defects.

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Concurrent Sessions

W12 How Spotify Tests World Class Apps
Alexander Andelkovic, Spotify
Wed, 04/10/2013 - 2:00pm

In today’s competitive world, more and more HTML5 applications are being developed for mobile and desktop platforms. Spotify has partnered with world-renowned organizations to create high quality apps to enrich the user experience. Testing a single application within a few months can be a challenge. But it's a totally different beast to test multiple world-class music discovery apps every week. Alexander Andelkovic shares insights into the challenges they face coordinating all aspects of app testing to meet their stringent testing requirements.

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T11 Mobile App Testing: Moving Outside the Lab
Chris Munroe, uTest
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 2:00pm

No matter how thorough the test team or how expansive the test lab, Chris Munroe knows that defects still abound in mobile apps after launch. With more “non-software” companies launching mobile apps every day, testers have increased pressure to ensure apps are secure and function as intended. In retail and media especially, audiences are incredibly diverse and expect apps to work every time, everywhere, and on every device. These expectations make it imperative for companies to take every possible step to make their mobile apps defect free.

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T15 Android Mobile Development: A Test-driven Approach
Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan, LeanDog
David Shah, LeanDog
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:15pm

Few topics are hotter these days than mobile software development. It seems that every company is rushing to release its own mobile application. However, when it comes time to build that software, companies quickly discover that things are different now. Many developers claim that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to test drive an application. Traditional testing tools are unable to automate the application in the emulator or on the device so testers usually are left with a manual testing approach.

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