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Mobile performance testing

I'm working more and more on mobile devices- smart phones, tablets, etc... Recently I drafted a white paper on a tablet, and am even writing this post on a tablet!   Mobile is here and more and more applications are going mobile.  I recently heard the CIO of T-Mobile talk about his perspective of key mobile challenges.   His list of challenges went like this:

  • Proliferation of mobile platforms
  • Security
  • UI and UI redesign---- moving desktop apps to mobile and how the interface changes
  • Off line vs connected
  • Interoperability of devices back into the enterprise

I agree with him that those are important challenges and would like to add another. These challenges all stem from an understanding that mobile applications will be used more and more and this adds another challenge mobile performance.

 

Mobile performance testing is important, especialy to understand and plan for the impact of mobile devices on your infrastructure.   Here's a short video that tells some of the mobile story.....

 

 

We also recent published a mobile performance testing white paper that goes into more detail about Mobile Performance Testing.  

 

If you are working on an earlier version of LoadRunner/Performance Center and can't use Mobile TruClient ( versions 11 and on)... Then check out this recent blog post from Richard P. about performance testing against android applications using the android emulator sdk. 

http://www.perftesting.co.uk/recording-and-performance-testing-android-applications-with-hp-loadrunner-vugen/2011/11/14/   

--> Good stuff.

 

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Reflections on Mobile Testing at HP Discover

I just finished a whirlwind week at HP Discover in Vienna, and had a great opportunity to meet many of our customers and learn about their mobile challenges.   I also moderated a great panel focused on mobile testing.   I think the audience learned a lot, I know I did.  Here are the top 3 things I learned about mobile testing.

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  • I have been working in the computer software industry since 1989. I started out in customer support then software testing where I was a very early adopter of automation, first functional test automation and them performance test automation. I worked in professional services for 8 years before returning to my roots in customer support where I have been a Technical Account Manger for HP's Premier Support department for the past 4 years. I have been using HP LoadRunner since 1998 and HP Performance Center since 2004. I also have strong technical understanding of HP Application Lifecycle Management (Quality Center) and HP SiteScope.
  • Malcolm is a functional architect, focusing on best practices and methodologies across the software development lifecycle.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Mukulika is Product Manager for HP Performance Center, a core part of the HP Software Performance Validation Suite, addressing the Enterprise performance testing COE market. She has 14 years experience in IT Consulting, Software development, Architecture definition and SaaS. She is responsible for driving future strategy, roadmap, optimal solution usage and best practices and serves as primary liaison for customers and the worldwide field community.
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