QA or the Highway, Columbus

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Ramesh Krish, CTO of Indium Software is one of the eminent speakers in QA or the Highway. It is a regional, professional conference featuring real world experience and thought leadership in the QA and testing industry. The QA or the Highway conference will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Columbus State Community College Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.Ramesh Krish, CTO of Indium Software is one of the eminent speakers in QA or the Highway. It is a regional, professional conference featuring real world experience and thought leadership in the QA and testing industry. The QA or the Highway conference will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Columbus State Community College Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Mobile Test Automation – Laying the right foundation

Ramesh-KrishBy Ramesh Krish – Between 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM ET

With access to reviews and customer feedback, today’s users have it easy on decision making – to buy or not to buy an App. After all the careful planning and time that has gone into developing a mobile device/application, the success of it is determined by the feedback flying all over the internet a few minutes into the product’s release. Here is where the Quality specialists’ skill comes in – to ensure the product does what it promises to do.How are we, as these specialists, going to ensure Quality and Test Coverage considering the rate at which these Apps are hitting the market? Test Automation is the answer but there are several challenges. Development methodologies have changed crunching the Test Cycle Times. We have a couple of builds in a day if not more! The only way out would be, we will have to lay the foundation right. The right tool, a good framework and a defined scope will have to be decided upon.When we speak of Test Automation, there certainly are some challenges to overcome and when we speak about it in combination with Mobile devices, we have to be sure to straighten out the creases at as early a stage as possible to make sure the project is successful. Some of the items to consider before the Automation project is kicked-off would be Diversity in devices, operating systems & browsers, Jailbreaking / rooting of devices, Source-code requirement, Libraries to be added to the source-code, etc. Once we get past this stage, the wise thing would be is to choose a stable, extendable Test Automation Framework. A good framework should be easy to use – script / execute, flexible & customizable, hybrid and most importantly churn out easy to read reports that are dynamic. Based on the Application Under Test, other factors like support on the Cloud, etc. will also have to be considered.This presentation targets at converting this theory into practicality and to help the development team achieve good quality Mobile applications tested at rapid speed.

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Mobile Test Automation in a nutshell
  • How to overcome challenges in Mobile Test Automation
  • An efficient approach that will help achieve assured quality
  • The need for a good framework
  • Support / easy maintenance for a dynamically growing Automation Suite