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Mobile Testing - Why is my Hair on Fire!

The mobile world is rapidly approaching four billion users and that doesn't even include the 10's of billions of other electronic devices. It is undisputed that in today's digital society, mobile applications are playing an essential role.  It is no longer just OK to develop a mobile app, companies must ensure their apps are reliable, performant, high quality and fast to market. In this context, Mobile Application Testing is becoming a crucial element in the strategy of software quality organizations world-wide.  


We will dive into the depths of the mobile testing "fire" and see if your "hair catches fire" too.  Key points will include but not limited to a better understanding of mobile life cycle, automation/tools, performance/tools and even interview questions.  Come share with me your story while I share a glimpse into why "my hair is on fire"!


Erik Stensland

Software Engineering Manager for Pearson, Erik Stensland is leading the technical efforts where the concentration is on internal tools and cloud environments for successful software quality.  In the software test and quality engineering field for more than twenty years, Erik focuses on implementing new innovative ideas around process and tools to help teams become more effective and efficient. His previous roles have included senior QA management positions, QA consultant for Internet startups and DoD industries; and Board member for the Software Quality Association of Denver.  An international keynote presenter, Erik has given presentations at leading testing conferences in both Europe and USA.  Follow Erik at http://testarch.blogspot.com/ and on Twitter @erikstensland60

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  • Ken M.

    Excellent! Thanks Erik

    March 11, 2015

  • Erik S.

    Thank you everyone for attending and participating in the discussions. I am uploading the presentation to the Files section for your use.

    March 10, 2015

  • Marwan O.

    Is the presentation starting at 5?

    March 10, 2015

    • Erik S.

      Social time from 4 - 4:30 and then the presentation starts approximately 4:30.

      March 10, 2015

  • Mike R. S.

    Plenty of Automation work in Denver. Looking forward to sharing and participating.

    March 4, 2015

    • Erik S.

      Yes, looking forward to people's stories.

      March 9, 2015

  • Pamela Moncavage G.

    I am eating my own dog food, eggPlant Functional. It works the same way across desktop and mobile. :^)

    January 14, 2015

    • Erik S.

      Look forward to you sharing your story.

      March 9, 2015

  • Pamela Moncavage G.

    Mobile Testing - Why is my Hair on Fire! Best title ever!

    1 · February 25, 2015

    • Erik S.

      Thanks Pamela, I really try to come up with presentation titles that will capture people's imagination. :-)

      March 9, 2015

  • Jan L.

    I'd love to go, but I can't get out of work that early. I'd love to see the screenshots afterwards.

    March 9, 2015

  • Heather S.

    Great role in Downtown BOULDER...Email me for details
    Heather at zaga-sourcing dot com


    Build something cool and have fun doing it!
    Primary responsibility is being the guardian of an outstanding FitPay user experience for our consumers and merchants.
    Create test plans, define testing strategies, and develop automated test cases.
    Execute testing and manage any issues identified through all phases from research to resolution.
    Ensure complete automation is achieved in all phases of testing.
    Help shape the overall engineering experience working at FitPay making the culture awesome!
    Do you have the skills?
    While advanced education is important, you must have at least 5 years of quality engineering experience
    Experience with RESTful API testing using JSON based media types
    Proven knowledge of automation strategies and related technologies
    Java, Javacript and Shell Scripting skills are a plus

    March 9, 2015

  • Ken M.

    We are just starting to do this at work. I will be interested in learning more about it.

    October 9, 2014

  • Seth

    I've been doing automation on mobile devices with Appium for both native apps and mobile browser testing. I'm curious how others are doing this.

    October 9, 2014

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