Conference Presentations

Code Coverage in the Internet Age

With the proliferation of mobile devices, cloud computing, and client-side scripting-coupled with web services-how do you guarantee adequate code coverage for your applications? Basic tests inadequately cover many of these technologies, leading to defects and disappointing user experiences. Michael Portwood describes the importance of unit test coverage and then presents techniques, tips, and tricks to simplify the process of achieving more complete coverage for Internet-enabled solutions. Michael shares tips for automation and techniques for testing both client- and server-side scripting. Gain insight into identifying code requiring complex testing techniques and explore ideas for covering them. Michael describes complex testing situations-like those found in multi-threaded and distributed code-where test coverage alone may provide misleading results.

Michael Portwood, The Nielsen Company
Cross-platform Testing at Microsoft

Microsoft Office products have been available on Windows-based and Apple Mac personal computers for many years. Now, with the rapid proliferation of mobile device platforms, current testing strategies are more difficult to justify because it is not feasible to implement test suites from scratch for each new mobile platform that arrives in the market. Join Jean Hartmann in an exploration of the platform-agnostic testing space and learn about current cross-platform strategies, tools, and processes being developed within Microsoft Office. Jean presents examples to help you gain a better understanding of the benefits, challenges, and trade-offs that you must make when considering such approaches. To start the process of developing the new strategies, tools, and processes, you’ll need to create portable tests in which testers define their core test scenarios once and then leverage them for different platforms and devices.

Jean Hartmann, Microsoft Corporation

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