S60 Smartphone Quality Assurance. A Guide for Mobile Engineers and Developers

  • ID: 2180678
  • Book
  • 218 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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S60 is the world leading smartphone platform. It has gained this position due to the huge developer base innovating on top of the S60 platform, the Product Creation Community who can provide expertise in different device program phases and tasks and the user–friendly interface that the platform provides. S60 Smartphone Quality Assurance introduces each of these themes.

Quality is a diverse concept and it can mean different things in different products. Developing a high quality S60 device is extremely rewarding, although it has some challenges. This book tries to guide device manufacturers by providing knowledge on why these challenges exist and how the device program can tackle them. Readers will be provided with a comprehensive understanding on what it takes for companies to implement an S60 based device in a manageable and meaningful way.

Key Features:

  • Explanation of the competitive advantages of the S60
  • Detailed instructions on how to keep the binary compatibility in devices and applications
  • Wide discussion of Quality Assurance and the best tools to use for success
  • Complete quality assurance test procedures, and best practice

The first book to market on S60 smartphone creation and QA is an indispensable resource for hardware and software designers, engineers, developers and manufacturers, as well as operators and service providers creating Series 60 and smartphone–specific services. Students of mobile phones will also find this a useful text.

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About the Author.

Preface.

Chapter 1: Introduction to S60.

1.1 The Competitive Advantage of the S60 Platform.

1.2 S60 Architecture.

1.3 Summary.

Chapter 2: Selecting the Baseline.

2.1 Manny Lehman s Law.

2.2 What is so Challenging about Selecting the Best Baseline?

2.3 How should the Baseline be Selected?

2.4 Summary.

Chapter 3: Release Management.

3.1 The Build Cycle.

3.2 Required Testing Activities.

3.3 Summary.

Chapter 4: Binary Compatibility.

4.1 API Categorization.

4.2 Maintaining Compatibility.

4.3 Binary Compatibility Scenario.

4.4 Binary Compatibility Verifi cation.

4.5 Possible Future Tools.

4.6 Summary.

Chapter 5: Certifi cates and Standards.

5.1 Technology Certifi cates.

5.2 The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).

5.3 Cellular Standards and Operators.

5.4 Summary.

Chapter 6: What Quality Means.

6.1 Quality Culture.

6.2 Quality Standards.

6.3 Quality in a Product.

6.4 Quality in the S60 Platform and S60–based Phones.

6.5 Summary.

Chapter 7: Stumbling Blocks.

7.1 Stumbling Blocks General to All Projects.

7.2 Stumbling Blocks Specifi c to a Software Program.

7.3 Ways to Avoid Stumbling Blocks in a Software Program.

7.4 Stumbling Blocks Specifi c to a S60–based Phone Program.

7.5 Provider Components.

7.6 Summary.

Chapter 8: Platform Testing versus Platform–based Phone Testing.

8.1 The S60 Testing Process.

8.2 Summary.

Chapter 9: Testing as a Tool.

9.1 Testing in Different Processes.

9.2 Testing Techniques.

9.3 Testing Phases.

9.4 What then?

9.5 Summary.

Chapter 10: The Testing Environment.

10.1 Module Testing.

10.2 Integration Testing in the Small.

10.3 Functional Testing.

10.4 Performance Testing.

10.5 Interoperability Testing.

10.6 Miscellaneous Testing Activities.

10.7 Summary.

Chapter 11: Defect Analysis.

11.1 Focused Testing.

11.2 Defect Analysis and Reporting.

Chapter 12: Integration and Build Environment.

12.1 Software Confi guration Management.

12.2 Changing the Code.

12.3 Build Environment.

12.4 S60 Integration.

12.5 Summary.

Appendix A: Examples of S60 Devices.

Appendix B: Glossary.

Appendix C: References.

Chapter 4: Binary Compatibility.

Chapter 5: Certifi cates and Standards.

Chapter 6: What Quality Means.

Chapter 7: Stumbling Blocks.

Chapter 8: Platform Testing versus Platform–based Phone Testing.

Chapter 9: Testing as a Tool.

Chapter 11: Defect Analysis.

Appendix D: Further Reading.

Index.

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" the book is worth reading for engineers who are developing new products, or who are specifically working on software development for the S60." (Computing Reviews.com, September 6, 2007)
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