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Киев 2017
Первый в Украине фестиваль тестирования
Developing multi-platform
mobile SDK, what can go wrong
with quality?
Di...
Киев 2017
About speaker
• ~ 4 years in testing
• Various projects and platforms
• Passionate about technologies
• GDG Lviv...
Киев 2017
Agenda
• What is mobile SDK?
• Testing SDK is trickier than it could appear
• Problems you may face
• What is “I...
Киев 2017
What is SDK?
Software development kit
<Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
- ...
Киев 2017
Why am I talking about testing
mobile SDK?
• I didn’t find anything similar in internet
• You can’t know what yo...
Киев 2017
What is our product?
A complete solution to drive organic user
acquisition and social engagement.
It consists of...
Киев 2017
What problems do we solve?
• Increase user retention
• Build in-app communities
• Expand viral channels
• Increa...
Киев 2017
What did we start from?
• No QA processes
• Lots of bugs discovered by clients
• Testing only SDK is not enough,...
Киев 2017
Actually, it wasn’t so bad
• Devs did 5 releases and still alive (have clients
and gain money)
• Devs are concer...
Киев 2017
Common problems for mobile
apps and SDK
• Fragmentation hell
• Network-related problems
• Mobile architecture is...
Киев 2017
Specific problems you may face
testing mobile SDK
• Your testing is far from the “end”
• Unexpected bugs in prod...
Киев 2017
Problems you may face - you are
not done yet!
• Your SDK will be integrated into completely
another product
• It...
Киев 2017
Problems you may face - long
shipping process
We are shipping binary packages and customers
can take weeks to up...
Киев 2017
Problems you may face - third-
party issues
• E.g. Facebook bug
• or recent Twitter update
• We have 7 more invi...
Киев 2017
Problems you may face - some
testing types are not needed
• Your sense of beauty is “neglected” as
customers wil...
Киев 2017
Integration… is not that you
were thinking about
• Game devs usually integrate their game with
12-16 SDKs
• Inte...
Киев 2017
Demo time
<Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
Киев 2017<Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
Киев 2017
Useful tools
<Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
Hiptest HockeyappAppium
Run...
Киев 2017
What can be helpful except
tools?
• RTFM (i.e. mobile testing books, blogs, chats
etc.)
• Heuristics
• Mnemonics...
Киев 2017
What do we have now
• Autotests (hell, yeah), they really work!
• Close collaboration between devs and QAs
• Man...
Киев 2017
Conclusions
• You will test completely different products
during your career.
• Best test practices can be appli...
Киев 2017
References:
1. J.Kohl “Tap into mobile testing”
https://leanpub.com/testmobileapps
2. Heuristic Test Strategy Mo...
Киев 2017
pinchuk.diana@gmail.com
@diana_pinchuk
<Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
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QA Fest 2017. Диана Пинчук. Разработка мульти- платформенного мобильного SDK: что может пойти не так в плане качества?

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Мобильная индустрия развивается быстрыми темпами, и многие тестировщики сталкивались со спецификой тестирования мобильных приложений. Но кроме полноценных мобильных продуктов некоторые компании разрабатывают SDK, которые используются другими разработчиками. В докладе Вы услышите об особенностях тестирования мобильного SDK, почему Вашего тестирования никогда не будет достаточно, и убедительные доводы о том, почему разработчики - лучшие друзья тестировщиков :)

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QA Fest 2017. Диана Пинчук. Разработка мульти- платформенного мобильного SDK: что может пойти не так в плане качества?

  1. 1. Киев 2017 Первый в Украине фестиваль тестирования Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality? Diana Pinchuk, QA Engineer, GetSocial
  2. 2. Киев 2017 About speaker • ~ 4 years in testing • Various projects and platforms • Passionate about technologies • GDG Lviv and GDG DevFest Ukraine organizer <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  3. 3. Киев 2017 Agenda • What is mobile SDK? • Testing SDK is trickier than it could appear • Problems you may face • What is “Integration testing” when you develop SDK + Demo • Helpful tools • Q&A <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  4. 4. Киев 2017 What is SDK? Software development kit <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?> - a set of software development tools that allows the creation of applications for a certain software package, software framework, hardware platform, operating system, or similar development platform.
  5. 5. Киев 2017 Why am I talking about testing mobile SDK? • I didn’t find anything similar in internet • You can’t know what you’ll test on your next job • Your testing paradigma can be turned upside down • But, best testing practices can be used anywhere, “I guarantee it” <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  6. 6. Киев 2017 What is our product? A complete solution to drive organic user acquisition and social engagement. It consists of: • SDK • Developers Dashboard • Microservices backend Check https://www.getsocial.im/ for details <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  7. 7. Киев 2017 What problems do we solve? • Increase user retention • Build in-app communities • Expand viral channels • Increase organic growth • Maximize user acquisition value <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  8. 8. Киев 2017 What did we start from? • No QA processes • Lots of bugs discovered by clients • Testing only SDK is not enough, but you won’t test the whole customer’s app games because it’s time-consuming • Tricky third-party issues <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  9. 9. Киев 2017 Actually, it wasn’t so bad • Devs did 5 releases and still alive (have clients and gain money) • Devs are concerned about quality a lot, that’s good • Fast and dedicated support • TDD <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  10. 10. Киев 2017 Common problems for mobile apps and SDK • Fragmentation hell • Network-related problems • Mobile architecture issues • OS version diversity <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  11. 11. Киев 2017 Specific problems you may face testing mobile SDK • Your testing is far from the “end” • Unexpected bugs in prod (long to fix) • Third-party issues • Your sense of beauty is not important • Some types of testing are really not needed <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  12. 12. Киев 2017 Problems you may face - you are not done yet! • Your SDK will be integrated into completely another product • It doesn’t mean it will be integrated correctly • Key focus - interaction of your SDK with the app <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  13. 13. Киев 2017 Problems you may face - long shipping process We are shipping binary packages and customers can take weeks to update to the recent version ...and then upload their app to the App Store/Google Play <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  14. 14. Киев 2017 Problems you may face - third- party issues • E.g. Facebook bug • or recent Twitter update • We have 7 more invite channels :-O • And a lot more features... <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  15. 15. Киев 2017 Problems you may face - some testing types are not needed • Your sense of beauty is “neglected” as customers will (hopefully) develop their own UI • Some testing types are not needed (e.g. accessibility) <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  16. 16. Киев 2017 Integration… is not that you were thinking about • Game devs usually integrate their game with 12-16 SDKs • Integration bugs on each particular game can be different • Bugs differ according to platform (not only iOS/Android, but also Unity, Cordova) <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  17. 17. Киев 2017 Demo time <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  18. 18. Киев 2017<Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  19. 19. Киев 2017 Useful tools <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?> Hiptest HockeyappAppium RunscopePostman Vysor StethoCharles
  20. 20. Киев 2017 What can be helpful except tools? • RTFM (i.e. mobile testing books, blogs, chats etc.) • Heuristics • Mnemonics (e.g. TAP IT UP) • Testing tours (example) • Mind maps (example) <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  21. 21. Киев 2017 What do we have now • Autotests (hell, yeah), they really work! • Close collaboration between devs and QAs • Management understood the value of QA • QAs help with customer support • Stable major release 🎉 <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  22. 22. Киев 2017 Conclusions • You will test completely different products during your career. • Best test practices can be applicable to any of them. • Devs are your best friends. • Just do it! <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  23. 23. Киев 2017 References: 1. J.Kohl “Tap into mobile testing” https://leanpub.com/testmobileapps 2. Heuristic Test Strategy Model by J.Bach http://www.satisfice.com/tools/htsm.pdf 3. Adventures in QA blog http://adventuresinqa.com/ 4. Very nice QA Fest talk from Anna Karpenko https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXaFG01YRxQ 5. A bunch of useful testing mind maps http://apps.testinsane.com/mindmaps 6. “Android development for beginners” course https://in.udacity.com/course/android-development- for-beginners--ud837/ 7. “You are not done yet” checklist http://www.thebraidytester.com/downloads/YouAreNot DoneYet.pdf <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?>
  24. 24. Киев 2017 pinchuk.diana@gmail.com @diana_pinchuk <Developing multi-platform mobile SDK, what can go wrong with quality?> Thank you! Questions?

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