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A Practical Guide to Testing Wireless Smartphone Applications by Julian Harty
  

A Practical Guide to Testing Wireless Smartphone Applications

Part of the Synthesis Lectures on Mobile and Pervasive Computing Series

Synopsis

A Practical Guide to Testing Wireless Smartphone Applications by Julian Harty

Testing applications for mobile phones is difficult, time-consuming, and hard to do effectively. Many people have limited their testing efforts to hands-on testing of an application on a few physical handsets, and they have to repeat the process every time a new version of the software is ready to test. They may miss many of the permutations of real-world use, and as a consequence their users are left with the unpleasant mess of a failing application on their phone.Test automation can help to increase the range and scope of testing, while reducing the overhead of manual testing of each version of the software. However automation is not a panacea, particularly for mobile applications, so we need to pick our test automation challenges wisely. This book is intended to help software and test engineers pick appropriately to achieve more; and as a consequence deliver better quality, working software to users.This Synthesis lecture provides practical advice based on direct experience of using software test automation to help improve the testing of a wide range of mobile phone applications, including the latest AJAX applications. The focus is on applications that rely on a wireless network connection to a remote server, however the principles may apply to other related fields and applications.We start by explaining terms and some of the key challenges involved in testing smartphone applications. Subsequent chapters describe a type of application e.g. markup, AJAX, Client, followed by a related chapter on how to test each of these applications. Common test automation techniques are covered in a separate chapter, and finally there is a brief chapter on when to test manually.The book also contains numerous pointers and links to further material to help you to improve your testing using automation appropriately.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th October 2009

Author

Julian Harty

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Publisher

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Format

Paperback
99 pages

Categories

Information technology: general issues

ISBN

9781608452538

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