Design & Code

Conference Presentations

A Look into the Future: App Testing and Quality in 2025
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In ten years, the applications we develop—mobile, embedded, wearable, and more—will be radically different from today’s apps. And so will be the testing and quality tools, methods, and solutions we employ. Extrapolated from his experiences at Google, Microsoft, and Applause...

Jason Arbon, appdiff.com
Architect a Winning Mobile Application
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Building mobile apps in today’s highly dynamic environment comes with great uncertainty and risk. It’s imperative to make the right design choices early on. Poor architectural decisions can make or break an app. In this technical session, Shadi Saifan focuses on the architecture and design...

Shadi Saifan, FIS Mobile
The Coming Avalanche of Wearable Mobile Apps
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For better or for worse—like it or not—mobile wearables are already changing our lives. Mobile wearable devices form a new generation of personalized technology that knows us better than our closest friends do. How many of your friends know how far you walked or what you ate? The challenge...

Philip Lew, XBOSoft
The Software Developers Guide to Prototyping Wearable Devices
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Prototyping wearable devices used to be something that required specialized skills in electrical engineering, embedded development, and mechanical engineering. Today, thanks to the maker revolution, we can combine our deep knowledge of programming with basic electronics, soldering...

Lance Gleason, Polyglot Programming Inc.
Software Attacks for Embedded, Mobile, and Internet of Things
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In the world of embedded systems, mission-critical mobile apps, and the Internet of Things (IoT), developers and testers must do more than just look for feature bugs. To find potential failures and serious security errors, their arsenal should include attack-based exploratory testing. In...

Jon Hagar, Independent Consultant
Plotting a Better Beer with Geolocation: An Untappd Case Study
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Geolocation enhances the experience of many services and provides users with customized results based on their current location. Many people don’t realize what an important role geolocation can play in locating their favorite beer—and Untappd, a mobile application around beer discovery...

Greg Avola, Untappd
Mastering Android Development Tools
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There are so many tools and tricks for developing Android apps, but which ones actually help when you're building apps day in and day out? Luke Wallace introduces the critical development tools you need and demonstrates how to use them to build real apps. Learn about the six critical tools...

Luke Wallace, Bottle Rocket
Continuous Mobile Testing for Critical Business Apps
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Mobile testing presents a daunting challenge to software development shops and testers. QA/test teams must design test plans to account for multiple platforms, an enormous and ever-increasing number of devices, and frequent OS updates that often introduce dramatic changes. To add...

Steven Winter, FIS Mobile
Mobile Application Dev and QA Testing with Simulated Environments
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Do you know that 63 percent of your users would be less likely to do business with you if they experience problems with your mobile application? To ensure top-notch user experience, you need to conduct thorough testing on unpredictable network conditions—even if testing components...

Wayne Ariola, Parasoft
From Web Developer to Hybrid App Developer
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You or your company have a great idea for an app—and now you need to build it. So, what architecture do you use to support iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, and future operating systems? How can you deal with all these platforms and still re-use your skills as web developer? The answer is a...

Greg Avola, Untappd

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