Jon Hagar is an independent consultant working in software product integrity, testing, verification, and validation. Jon publishes regularly on testing, including the book Software Test Attacks to Break Mobile and Embedded Devices. For more than thirty years, he has worked in software engineering, particularly testing, supporting projects which include control systems (avionics and auto), spacecraft, mobile-smart devices, and attack testing of smart phones. Jon is an editor for ISO, IEEE, and OMG standards.
On many mobile projects, testing is not practiced well—or sometimes not done at all. Many testers from the desktop world are moving into mobile, and there is much they can take from traditional testing into the mobile space. Here are some ideas to get you thinking about testing mobile devices.