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Software testers prep for mobile world

Update: April, 27/2013 - 10:17

HCM CITY(VNS)— More than 200 Vietnamese and foreign software testing professionals took part in the two-day Viet Nam International Software Testing and Automation Conference that closed in HCM City yesterday.

Speaking at the conference titled "Testing Modern Software in a Rapidly Changing World," Nguyen Dinh Tao, head of the Ministry of Information and Communications' office in HCM City, said: "In 2013 four key technologies will sweep the world — mobile communications, social networking, cloud computing, and big data.

"New software and updated versions replacing older ones require a strong contingent of software testers and developers."

Since the first VISTACON was held in 2010, the event has managed to become a forum for software testers and quality assurance engineers to promote knowledge sharing and relationship.

Research by indicates that the number of laptops, tablets, and smart phones sold globally will reach 2.6 billion by 2016.

With a trend of diversification of usability and compatibility across multiple operating systems and cheaper prices, more consumers will have the opportunity to own smart mobile devices.

Since the life-cycle of mobile devices is decreasing, finding the fastest and most cost-effective testing and training techniques are vital to success in this industry.

VISTACON this year examined emerging issues and trends in the IT industry and issues like testing of mobile devices, test automation, and testing of complex systems.

It featured 12 speakers who shared their experience in how to know if test results achieved their goal, how good was the testing, what are the typical characteristics of good test automation, what are the characteristics of a good testing team, and what is the value of these characteristics.

VISTACON 2013 was hosted by LogiGear Corporation, the HCM City Computer Association and the Viet Nam Software and IT Services Association. — VNS

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