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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mobile Testing

How Walt Disney Tests Mobile Applications Prior Year Content

When developing and testing a mobile app, do you wonder how well it will perform under heavy WiFi load conditions? What happens if the WiFi signal drops? Will the app switch cleanly between WiFi and cellular with no data loss? Les Honniball explains that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Technology provides the applications and infrastructure that guests use to plan, book, explore, and enjoy their stay at Disney parks and resorts. Join Les for insights into how they designed tests, both manual and automated, to meet the unique set of challenges that comes with millions of pageviews per day. He explains their successful test strategies, analytics, user experience design, and lessons learned while testing Disney’s mobile app. Hear how Les and his team overcame the challenges of using mobile device emulators vs. the actual mobile device. Learn how Les and his team performed in-the-Park testing and how valuable those testing results were vs. testing in the office or lab.

Les Honniball
Les Honniball, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Technology

As manager of quality assurance for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Technology, Les Honniball leads a team of QA engineers responsible for testing the web sites of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California, the Disney Cruise Line, and the Walt Disney Paris and Hong Kong theme parks and resorts. A twenty-three year veteran of the testing field with experience working for companies large and small, Les has worked with remote QA teams in India, the Philippines, Argentina, and the US using the agile development process. Les works closely with various automation teams at Disney to help define the core automation tests needed to launch a successful website.

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