Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Mobile Testing: What To Automate and What Not to Automate

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The rapid move of companies into mobile technology has significantly increased the demand for testing mobile applications. Naturally, companies 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? Are there any pitfalls to consider? David Dang says that unfortunately the answers are not always clear-cut. Mobile has its own set of complications, compounded by a huge variety of devices and OS platforms. Learn what mobile testing activities are ripe for automation, identify which items are best left to manual efforts, and leave with a clear plan for automating your mobile applications. David discusses the various considerations for automating each type of mobile application: mobile web, native app, and hybrid applications. He covers device-level testing, types of testing, available automation tools, and recommendations for automation effectiveness. Finally, based on his years of mobile experience, David provides tips and tricks to help you approach mobile automation. 


David Dang
Zenergy Technologies

VP of automated solutions, David Dang has been a leading figure in the test automation industry for more than seventeen years. David spearheads test automation for Zenergy by developing advanced frameworks that emphasize reusability and reduce maintenance efforts. David is an expert in commercial automation tools including HP’s UFT and IBM’s RFT as well as open-source toolsets such as Selenium and Jenkins. On the mobile front, David uses advanced concepts to design optimal frameworks using mobile automation toolsets including Perfecto and Appium. He is a frequent presenter at major software quality assurance and testing conferences.