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IoT Integrity: A Guide to Robust Endpoint Testing[presentation]
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If you’re responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints—either sensors or devices—your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected...

Arthur Hicken
The Internet of Things in Action: Anki’s OVERDRIVE Racing Game[presentation]
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As products like Fitbit, Skylanders, and Anki’s OVERDRIVE race car game pop up all over, developers and testers need to be prepared for the wave of Internet of Things (IoT) products. Focusing on the mobile interactions of these devices and the tools used at Anki, Jane Fraser shows you how...

Jane Fraser
Get Started with Google Fit and Its API[presentation]
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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
Guerrilla QA: The Mobile of the Internet of All the Things![presentation]
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There are more than 10 billion devices connected today, and it’s predicted that by decade's end 99 percent of everything manufactured will be connected. And it all flows through the mobile world in some way. As mobile increasingly touches our lives, development teams and testers struggle...

Steven Winter
Build Smarter Mobile Apps with Real-Time Relevance[presentation]
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Personalized mobile user experience is a hot topic today because a smarter app will delight users, keep them coming back, and make your business stand out above the crowd. The extreme version of personalization is real-time contextual and social relevance. According to Jason...

Jason Arbon
Usability vs. Security: Find the Right Balance in Mobile Apps[presentation]
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Successful mobile apps have two key features: a great user experience and the ability to protect users’ data. Balancing user experience and security—a key aspect of product design and engineering—requires a multidisciplinary approach. According to Levent Gurses, a well-balanced app is...

Levent Gurses
Rapid Application Development for Raspberry Pi[presentation]
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The IoT explosion has driven many developers to build systems that work with single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi. Because there are not a lot of tools available for these computers, development work slows down. Today, most developers use Python, which has a steep learning...

Geoff Perlman
Implement Combinatorial Test Patterns for Better Mobile and IoT Testing[presentation]
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A common problem in mobile and IoT systems is the large number and combinations of hardware, operational, and software configurations that need to be tested. For example, the so-called Android fragmentation problem might lead a test team to test hundreds of device and several software...

Jon Hagar
Building Connected and Disconnected Mobile Applications[presentation]
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Creating a great connected experience across multiple platforms is an essential element of great mobile applications. However, what happens when there is little to no connectivity—such as on an airplane or in some foreign countries? Does your mobile app effortlessly synchronize data when...

James Montemagno
Test Infrastructure for Native and Hybrid iOS and Android Applications[presentation]
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How do you create a test infrastructure that allows automated testing of both native and hybrid apps? Ankit Desai and Binod Pant will describe the approach they took to develop a comprehensive test infrastructure. Their aim was to leverage MathWorks’ existing home-grown continuous...

Ankit Desai and Binod Pant
Uber’s Fascinating World of Inter-App Communications[presentation]
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After joining Uber in early 2015, Apple Chow and Bian Jiang encountered an Uber-unique challenge while investigating UI testing tools for their mobile applications. Many of their sanity tests required the rider application and driver application to communicate and coordinate actions in...

Apple Chow and Bian Jiang
Value Metrics for Agile Governance[magazine]

In agile projects, team-level metrics are not useful for planning and monitoring projects across a software development organization. According to Mike Harris, the best value measurement should be based on providing customer value.

Mike Harris's picture Mike Harris
Proactively Planning for Risks to Your Agile Project[article]

Being aware of risk is good project management common sense. But to address risk quickly and effectively when you encounter it, the best method is to establish clear, agreed-upon, communicated responses to risk before it even happens. Dave Browett suggests some tactics to mitigate and confront risk you can use with your team.

Dave Browett's picture Dave Browett
Kanban for Software Testing Teams[article]

Kanban, a highly effective agile framework, is based on the philosophy that everything can be improved. And it's not just for development teams. The QA team also can use kanban to organize tasks, identify bottlenecks, and make their processes clearer and more consistent.

Sofía Palamarchuk's picture Sofía Palamarchuk
Agile, Change, and the Placebo Effect: An Interview with Linda Rising[interview]
Podcast

In this interview, Linda Rising, an independent consultant and author, details the power of the agile mindset. She explains how agile is related to the placebo effect, as well as why being fearless is the same as being agile.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin

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