Conference Presentations

A Wearables Story: Testing the Human Experience

Testing wearable devices is fundamentally more complex than any other mobile device. Wearables become extensions of us, so testing should focus on the total user experience—the emotional, physical, and sensory reactions including the biases and mindset of the wearer. It involves testing...

Gerie Owen, Eversource Energy and Peter Varhol, Technology Strategy Research
Reduce Third-Party Tool Dependencies in Your Test Framework

Have you found yourself forced to use outdated test tools because the cost to migrate was prohibitive? Have you abandoned or rewritten existing tests because it was easier (and cheaper) than migrating? With technology ever changing, most businesses struggle to keep up with producing...

Chris Mauck, Neustar, Inc.
Thought: The Future of Mobile and Embedded Application Input

Control of complex machines by human thought has been a mainstay of science fiction writing and films for years. In the movie Firefox, Clint Eastwood steals a highly advanced Russian fighter jet that is controlled by the pilot’s thoughts. But real devices are now appearing that purport to...

Jim McKeeth, Embarcadero Technologies
Wearables and Contactless Technology—for Payment Processing and Much More

The emergence of wearable devices like Google Glass, Apple Watch, and many others—combined with contactless technology such as near field communications—are being combined in new applications for payment processing, banking, and much more. Adopting wearables for contactless...

David Meyer, FIS Mobile
Windows Azure: Connecting the Dots for a Mobile Workforce

We live in a mobile bring-your-own-device kind of world with a proliferation of devices—smart phones, tablets, and UltraBooks running iOS, Android, and Windows. People are working in online and offline modes, and moving from device to device. How do you build applications that provide...

Mike Benkovich, Imagine Technologies, Inc.
The Internet of Things and You

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? What are the technologies that make it happen? Where do we see it today? Where will we see it tomorrow? What capabilities will it provide, and what do we need to know to take part in it? Jim McKeeth considers where IoT is taking us and discusses the...

Jim McKeeth, Embarcadero Technologies
Mastering Android Development Tools

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
Mobile Dev + Test 2015: Tips and Tricks for Building Secure Mobile Apps

Mobile application development is now a mission-critical component of IT organizations and a big part of software industry’s landscape. Due to the security threats associated with mobile devices, it is critical we build our apps—from the ground up—to be secure and trustworthy. However...

Jeffery Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Can We Do Agile? Barriers to Agile Adoption

“Can we do agile?” is a question often asked by individuals enviously looking at the impressive results reported by other organizations that adopted agile practices. What they are usually concerned about are the commonly perceived barriers to agile adoption: large scale, legacy...

Steve Adolph, Blue Agility
Agility at Scale: WebSphere’s Agile Transformation

In today's rapidly changing environment, organizations—both large and small—must quickly respond to shifting market requirements to remain competitive. To be successful, many are adopting agile development and continuous delivery methodologies to deliver software quickly, while keeping...

Susan Hanson, IBM Software Group


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