Mobile application testing in industrial contexts: an exploratory multiple case-study

Zein, Samer, Salleh, Norsaremah and Grundy, John 2015, Mobile application testing in industrial contexts: an exploratory multiple case-study. In Fujita, Hamido and Guizzi, Guido (ed), Intelligent software methodologies, tools and techniques, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp.30-41, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-22689-7_3.

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Title Mobile application testing in industrial contexts: an exploratory multiple case-study
Author(s) Zein, Samer
Salleh, Norsaremah
Grundy, John
Title of book Intelligent software methodologies, tools and techniques
Editor(s) Fujita, Hamido
Guizzi, Guido
Publication date 2015
Series Communications in computer and information science
Chapter number 3
Total chapters 48
Start page 30
End page 41
Total pages 12
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Keyword(s) software testing
mobile applications
case study
Summary Recent empirical studies in the area of mobile application testing indicate the need for specific testing techniques and methods for mobile applications. This is due to mobile applications being significantly different than traditional web and desktop applications, particularly in terms of the physical constraints of mobile devices and the very different features of their operating systems. In this paper, we presented a multiple case-study involving four software development companies in the area of mobile and smartphones application. We aimed to identify testing techniques currently being applied by developers and challenges that they are facing. Our principle results are that many industrial teams seem to lack sufficient knowledge on how to test mobile applications, particularly in the areas of mobile application life-cycle conformance, context-awareness, and integration testing. We also found that there is no formal testing approach or methodology that can facilitate a development team to systematically test a critical mobile application.
Notes This chapter is also part of the 14th international conference, SoMeT 2015, Naples, Italy, 15-17 Sep. 2015
ISBN 9783319226897
ISSN 1865-0929
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-22689-7_3
Field of Research 080309 Software Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 890201 Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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