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Mobile Testing


Large-scale testing projects can severely stress many of the testing practices we have gotten used to over the year. This can result in less than optimal outcomes. A number of innovative ideas and concepts have emerged to support industrial-strength testing of large and complex projects. Hans Buwalda shares his experiences and the strategies he's developed and used for large testing on large projects. Learn how to design tests specifically for automation and how to successfully incorporate keyword testing.

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MO Build Your Mobile Testing Expertise NEW
Karen N. Johnson, Software Test Management, Inc.
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 1:00pm

Are you overwhelmed by the number of mobile devices you need to test? The device market is large and new devices become available almost weekly. Karen Johnson discusses three key mobile testing challenges—device selection, user interface, and device and application settings—and leads you through each. Learn how to select which devices to test and how to keep up-to-date in the ever-changing mobile market. Need to learn about user interface testing on mobile? Karen reviews mobile UX concepts and design. Wonder what device settings can impact your mobile app testing?

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TA Mobile Applications Testing: From Concept to Practice SOLD OUT NEW
Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc.
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 8:30am

As applications for smartphones and tablets become incredibly popular, organizations encounter 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. Jonathan Kohl says if you follow the same practices and techniques as you have before, you will miss critical defects.

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Concurrent Sessions

T4 Mobile Testing Trends and Innovations
Melissa Tondi, ProtoTest
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 9:45am

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, and equipment that you should consider when transitioning existing test teams or starting new ones.

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T10 Mobile Testing Success: Real World Strategies and Techniques
Clint Sprauve, Hewlett-Packard
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 11:15am

Today, consumers spend more time on mobile apps than on the web. With this increased demand and paradigm shift toward mobile devices, the role of the software tester is evolving and becoming more complex. Since mobile testing is a relatively new domain, software testers face the challenge of understanding not only what to test but how to test. Clint Sprauve focuses on real world strategies and techniques for mobile app testing including device provisioning, mobile network virtualization, multi-OS platform coverage, and hybrid app testing.

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T16 Automate Mobile App Testing—Or Go Crazy
Stewart Stern, Gorilla Logic, Inc.
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 1:30pm

During the past decade, test engineers have become experts in browser compatibility testing. Just when we thought everything was under control, along come native mobile applications that need to run across platforms far more diverse than the desktop browser landscape has ever been. The variety of OSs, screen sizes, and hardware technology combine to create hundreds of configurations that need some testing. Manual testing across so many deployment targets will drive anyone crazy.

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T22 Mobile Test Automation with Big Data Analytics
Tarun Bhatia, Microsoft
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 3:00pm

Organizations with a mobile presence today face a major challenge of building robust automated tests around their mobile applications. However, organizations often have limited testing resources for these increasingly complex projects, and stakeholders worry about the quality of the product. So how do you plan a mobile test automation project, recognizing the failure rate of such efforts? Discover how Tarun Bhatia used big data analytics to understand where customers spend most of their time out in the wild on their apps.

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