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Eurostar Mobile Deep Dive 2015

I presented a session on mobile testing entitled "Technical Mobile Testing - Risk, Issues and Experiences" in Maastricht on 6th November 2015.

The full version of this talk is available in Evil Tester Talks

EuroStar Mobile Deep Dive - 6th November 2015

I attended the Eurostar Mobile Deep Dive in November 2015 to present a session on Technical Mobile Testing - Risk, Issues and Experiences.

Mobile testing offers numerous challenges and the potential for massive scope creep with so many device combinations and tool choices available. We can't afford to test everything so we make decisions on scope. We have learn to use risk as part of the the decision making process: business risk, and technical risk. In this talk, Alan will describe his experiences of hands-on testing of mobile native applications and mobile web applications, and the application of technical and risk-based thought processes in deciding what, and how, to test.

Expand your knowledge of mobile technology and improve your mobile testing process. Learn to apply important techniques like; viewing traffic via proxies and Wireshark, and using local wi-fi hotspots. As well as multiple ways to screen capture for defect reporting, how to use emulators and browser developer tools, and how to assess the risk that each new tool adds to your process.

I drew upon my experience of hands on device based testing, and considered the tools we used, why we used them, what we gained and the risk we adopted as a result. I also explained the variety of decisions that we faced. I didn't touchmuch on automating in this talk, as that was well covered by other talks at the conference. In the main, I focused on our test approaches and how we introduced ever more technical knowledge into our approach.

I did explain how we used tactical automating to hit a web page with headers scraped from to check server side adaptability.


I released the slides to SlideShare


I have some notes on the conference over on the Evil Tester Blog.

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This talk is also available,
with bonuses (e.g. transcript, extra videos,
exercises and resources),
in Evil Tester Talks: Technical Testing.