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Concurrent Sessions

W6 Testing the Internet of Things
Jason Arbon,
Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:30am

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here, and it brings new testing problems, complexity, and, in Jason Arbon’s opinion, a bit more fun. Tiny computers are embedded in everything from light bulbs and shoes to baby diapers. The tiny devices are attached to cattle, humans, cars, and trash cans. The number of IoT devices is set to explode into the tens of billions in the next few years. Consumers expect all these devices to simply work—and work well—with each other. It is easy to test a web app with a mouse and keyboard, or to test a mobile app with a few swipes, but IoT demands that testers determine how to vary the temperature, generate good and bad golf swings, and verify that this device plays well with all those other devices. The topics of security and privacy are more important than ever in this IoT world. Join Jason for a glimpse into the emerging and fun world of IoT testing.

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T4 How to Design a Custom Mobile App Test Strategy
Parimala Hariprasad, Amadeus Software Labs
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:45am

Each day thousands of mobile apps are built, and many are released with poor quality. Pressure mounts exponentially on organizations to test mobile apps with shorter time-to-market cycles. Mobile app testing becomes overwhelming due to multiple platforms, varying OS versions, numerous device manufacturers, wide range of screen resolutions, and more. Parimala Hariprasad presents an approach to designing test strategies for mobile apps. She addresses such questions as: What devices should we test? How do we select them? Can we use simulators/emulators? How do we handle fragmentation challenges? Which platforms are good enough? Parimala shares her experiences and highlights how analytics and user reviews can facilitate the creation of an effective test strategy that evolves over time and balances tradeoffs between cost, quality, and time-to-market in the constantly changing mobile market. Key takeaways include learning about fragmentation, the shotgun approach, mobile personas, and use of analytics to fine-tune the test strategy.

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