With an ever increasing amount of functionality and content being accessed from mobile devices, performance testing of mobile apps has become critical. According to the 2012-2013 World Quality Report, 64% of firms identified performance as a focus for mobile testing over both functional and security testing. Consumers expect their mobile content to be delivered fast and they won’t hesitate to find other options when it’s not. Making the assumption that mobile traffic will impact the system the same way as traditional web users will produce inaccurate results, fail to expose performance issues, or worse, result in a poor user experience. This session will discuss how to address unique mobile web and application challenges such as device / OS diversity, mobile user behavior and network variability as well as the specific differences between performance testing mobile apps and traditional web apps. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of best practices for ensuring the performance of their business critical mobile applications.
Lee Barnes has over 19 years of experience in the software quality assurance and testing field. He has successfully implemented test automation and performance testing solutions in hundreds of environments across a wide array of industries. He is a recognized thought leader in his field and speaks regularly on related topics. As founder and CTO of Utopia Solutions, Lee is responsible for the firm’s delivery of software quality solutions which include process improvement, performance management, and test automation.