Building a Mobile Testing Infrastructure: What I Learned

Mobile is everywhere, and everyone wants a piece of it. All companies want to have mobile apps for their products, lots developers want to code mobile apps, and lots testers want to build awesome tests and frameworks for mobile apps…

But, what about the infrastructure? Does someone want to spend endless days building a test infrastructure for Android and iOS apps? Not so many people have the time and patience to put all the pieces together and make them work like a Swiss watch. It just seems that many people forget that tests also need a solid infrastructure to be reliable.

In this talk, I will narrate the journey I went through while doing the job that not so many people want, building a mobile testing infrastructure. The attendants will see all the steps taken in the process of planning the system architecture, how all the components were selected, and how they were put together.

More importantly, I will share the lessons learned and the open source components that are being used in the final solution, and also guidelines on how to scope the needed resources when building your own mobile testing infrastructure.

Session Takeaways:

  • Real Devices vs. Emulators, what to consider when building infrastructure.
  • What are the main challenges, and how to overcome them.
  • What to consider when scoping a mobile testing infrastructure, how to decide what frameworks and platforms to support.
  • Open source resources that can be used to build a mobile testing infrastructure.

Automation DevOps Mobile
Location: Olympia Date: September 25, 2019 Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Diego Molina