Conference Presentations

Internet of Things and the Wisdom of Mobile

The Internet of Things—what many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution—is shaping up to be a game-changing marvel as great as the Internet itself. With more than 10 billion connected devices and thousands more coming online by the minute, we are undoubtedly more connected than ever...

Steven Winter
Great Business Analysts “Think Like a Freak”

In today's competitive market, employers increasingly depend on business analysts to act as change agents. This puts BAs in the powerful position of influencers—providing the analysis and evidence needed to support an organization’s strategic direction and decision-making. In their book...

Faye Thompson
Mobile App Testing: Planning, Priorities, Execution, and Reporting

When testers transition from web to mobile testing, they often miss the most important issues. The biggest challenge in mobile testing is knowing the mobile-specific issues—knowing what to test, in which order, and how. Jason Arbon shares his learnings from manual and automated testing of...

Jason Arbon
Use Combinatorial Testing for Mobile Device Fragmentation

A common problem in mobile systems testing is the number 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 software configurations, yielding thousands...

Jon Hagar
Cross-Platform Mobile Test Automation Using Appium

Mobile devices are taking over the world and quickly outpacing the use of traditional desktop machines. But how should we test them? Jonah Stiennon has spent the past two years working with a team of open source contributors at Sauce Labs to establish Appium as the industry standard for...

Jonah Stiennon
Analyze, Diagnose, and Prevent Test Flakiness

Test code development is generally approached with more lenient standards and less scrutiny than production code. As a result, rather than providing valuable feedback on software quality, this can lead to tests that produce inconsistent results and false outcomes. Team productivity is...

Dionny Santiago
The Internet of Things in Action: Anki’s OVERDRIVE Racing Game

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
Scalable and Collaborative iOS UI Test Automation in Swift

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
Guerrilla QA: The Mobile of the Internet of All the Things!

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
10,000 Years in Your Pocket: The Deep History of Your Mobile Device

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


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