DevOps East 2017 Concurrent Session : Mobile Testing: What—and What Not—to Automate


Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Mobile Testing: What—and What Not—to Automate

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Organizations are moving rapidly into mobile technology, which has significantly increased the demand for testing of mobile applications. David Dangs says testers naturally are turning to automation to help ease the workload, increase potential test coverage, and improve testing efficiency. But should you try to automate all things mobile? Unfortunately, the answer is not always clear. Mobile has its own set of complications, compounded by a wide variety of devices and OS platforms. Join David to learn what mobile testing activities are ripe for automation—and those items best left to manual efforts. He describes the various considerations for automating each type of mobile application: mobile web, native app, and hybrid applications. David also covers device-level testing, types of testing, available automation tools, and recommendations for automation effectiveness. Finally, based on his years of mobile testing experience, David provides some tips and tricks to approach mobile automation. Leave with a clear plan for automating your mobile applications.

David Dang
Zenergy Technologies

VP of automated solutions for Zenergy Technologies David Dang has been a leading figure in the test automation industry for more than eighteen years. At Zenergy, David spearheads test automation by developing advanced frameworks that emphasize reusability and reduce maintenance efforts. An expert in commercial automation tools and open-source toolsets, he works with more than 130 companies, helping them to mature their UI, services, and mobile test automation. With his foundation in software development, David can quickly grasp complex IT architectures, critical business functions and processes, and cultural dynamics to provide customized automation solutions that provide significant savings for Zenergy’s clients.