Conference Presentations

Collocated West Logo A Simple Tool for Speaking Honestly and Constructively
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Are you on a team where people avoid conflict or shy away from saying anything that might sound critical? Reluctance to speak up can block important challenges from being identified, and deny your team and organization the opportunity to learn and improve. According to Lorraine Aguilar...

Lorraine Aguilar
STAREast Logo Open Source Test Automation: Riding the Second Wave
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After the first wave of open source test automation tools like Fitnesse and Watir, we are now in a stronger, second wave led by Selenium-based frameworks. This powerful swell, fueled by a major shift toward web-based applications on desktops and mobile devices, is changing how corporations...

David Dang
Get Started with Google Fit and Its API
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Google has created a service that lets you store and read any health data you want—for free! Like every new API, mystery surrounds how it works, what it can do, and where the opportunities are. Google Fit supports storing activity data such as runs and pushups, nutrition information about...

Luke Wallace
A Wearables Story: Testing the Human Experience
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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
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Have you found yourself forced to use outdated test tools because the cost to migrate was prohibitive?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
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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
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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
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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.
Mobile Dev + Test 2015: Tips and Tricks for Building Secure Mobile Apps
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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.
The Internet of Things and You
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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

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