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Mobile and IoT Win! Now What?[presentation]
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Smartphones now outnumber tablets and PCs combined. Mobile developers and testers make more money than their old-school counterparts. Now that mobile has won the race, a new set of questions arises. How has mobile changed—and how does it continue to change—software technology and the economy?

Jason Arbon
Future Perspective: Cloud Connectivity in an IoT World[presentation]
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In the Internet of Things (IoT) world, you need to understand and exploit opportunities in the rapidly evolving core connectivity domain. To ensure that products will realize IoT benefits, plans and roadmaps must include connectivity requirements, activities, and projected costs. Steven...

Steven Woodward
Scalable and Collaborative iOS UI Test Automation in Swift[presentation]
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The maturity of mobile UI automation frameworks has lagged behind web automation frameworks, but Apple’s introduction of UI automation to the XCTest framework in XCode 7 represents a major step forward. We now have the UI recorder, a tool that enables us to quickly identify elements in our...

Jason Hagglund
The 4th Industrial Revolution and IoT Predictions: A Software Perspective[presentation]
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IoT technology is a driving force for what some are calling the 4th Industrial Revolution—or Industry 4.0—which predicts that manufacturing as we know it will morph into something almost completely new. To support this revolution, the demand for software will grow exponentially, possibly...

Stefano Rizzo
Wearables: Testing the Human Experience[presentation]
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Testing wearables is fundamentally more complex than any other mobile device class. Wearables become extensions of us, so testing should focus on the total experience of the wearer—the emotional, physical and sensory reactions, including our biases and mindsets. It involves testing in the...

Gerie Owen
10,000 Years in Your Pocket: The Deep History of Your Mobile Device[presentation]
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We live in amazing times with amazing technology all around us. And mobile technology, delivered in iPhones and Android devices, is possibly the most amazing of all. While we designers, developers, and testers strive to make fantastic mobile apps and products, we often spend our efforts...

James Dempsey
Use the Modern Cloud to Build Mobile Apps[presentation]
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What’s the secret sauce to a successful mobile product strategy? You need to stand on the shoulders of giants. There was a time when starting from the ground up meant architecting a lot of code from a low level to do basic things. Mike Benkovich explores ways you can use the latest...

Mike Benkovich
Integrate On-Device Test Automation into the Dev-Release Pipeline[presentation]
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With the vast number of platforms and device models, testing products on mobile can be a time-consuming and costly effort. Executing test automation on actual devices is one key to achieving scale and speed. How, when, and where do we build and execute these automation scripts on real...

Danni Wu
Gradle for Android Developers[presentation]
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The new build mechanism replacing Ant for Android development is based on Gradle, the popular build tool from the Groovy ecosystem. Ken Kousen introduces you to Gradle for Android developers and shows how easy it is to integrate Gradle into Android projects. We’ll show the latest version...

Ken Kousen
The First Wave of IoT—Blood in the Water[presentation]
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In the past two or three years the consumer market has seen the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) go from a prediction to reality. The first wave of IoT products was largely fueled by the parallel innovation of crowdfunding, which allowed makers and early stage ideas to get off the...

Kevin Rohling
Innovations in Mobile Testing: Expanding Your Test Plan[presentation]
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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 patterns, tools, and test equipment that you should consider when...

Melissa Tondi
Can Your Mobile Infrastructure Survive 1 Million Concurrent Users?[presentation]
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You’re building the next killer mobile app. How do you ensure that your app is both stable and capable of near-instant data updates? Build a backend! But there’s more to building a backend than standing up a SQL server in your datacenter and calling it a day. Since different types of apps...

Melissa Benua and Siva Katir
Testing IoT Apps with the Cloud[presentation]
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The industry move towards wearables is all the rage and taking advantage of these new devices doesn’t have to mean learning a whole new platform. For example the Microsoft Band is a multi-function wearable device that works with your smart phone to help you track heart rate, steps, calorie...

Mike Benkovich
Shift Left Mobile Application Testing[presentation]
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In the past decade, testing efforts have been steadily shifting left—to earlier in the development lifecycle. For web apps, testing and testing automation have been gradually shifting—into development, design, and requirements. The test pyramid recommended by Google and agile experts is...

Satyajit Malugu
Balancing New Tools and Technologies vs. Risk[presentation]
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Your engineering team wants to dive deeply into the newest programming tool or next generation technology for a mission critical project. How do you balance the promised rewards of a new language, software tool, or hardware technology with the risks of unstable software, hardware that does...

Ellen Shapiro

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