STARWEST 2013: Mobile Testing Trends and Innovations
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. Based on a year of research with the ProtoTest Mobile team, Melissa focuses on areas that balance efficiency and productivity including using the Device Matrix technique to select devices to test against, and the appropriate use of emulators and simulators rather than physical devices. She offers solutions to ensure you have a comprehensive mobile test strategy and focuses on challenges that have inundated traditional test teams such as understanding mobile-specific integration testing and which automation tools to use. Melissa describes how to build a well-organized device lab and incorporate testing scenarios—such as gesture and interruption testing—unique to mobile.