Fragments 2017

Fragments 2017

A conference on the mobile ecosystem in India

About Fragments:

Fragments is a two-day, single track conference on the mobile ecosystem in India. The conference will feature talks – full-length and crisp – panel discussions, and Off-The-Record (OTR) sessions.

We are looking for proposals in the following topics:

  1. Modern Development Practices

    • How are modern development teams structured?
    • How do you achieve cross platform design/feature parity?
    • How do your collaboration, decision making, and development processes adapt to accommodate cross platform teams?
  2. Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery

    • How is your CI/CD pipeline designed to allow you to test, build and deploy to multiple platforms (Android,iOS,Web) simultaneously?
  3. Design

    • What tools and processes to designers follow when they have to design for multiple platforms simultaneously, given that each platform as it’s own guidelines/styles?
  4. Localisation and Accessibility

    • How do you handle localization and accessibility in modern mobile apps?
  5. Progressive Web Apps

    • Are progressive web apps the way forward?
    • Are progressive web apps a better way to solve cross platform development? What’s their future?
  6. On the ground case studies

    • Talks on how companies have changed their development workflows, processes, teams, app architecture, and tooling over time.
  7. Platform specific talks

    • We are also open to platform specific technology talks that are novel in their content or approach.

Commitment to open source

HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like for it to be available under a permissive open source licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a “sponsored session”.

Selection process

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel.

Make sure to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. We will not review proposals without detailed outlines or slide decks and preview videos.

The first filter for every proposal is whether the technology or solution you are referring to is open source or not. If you are referring to a proprietary technology, consider picking up a sponsored session.

The criteria for selecting proposals, in the order of importance, are:

  1. Key insight or takeaway: what can you share with participants that will help them in their work and in thinking about the problem?
  2. Structure of the talk and flow of content: a detailed outline helps us understand the focus of the talk, and the clarity of your thought process.
  3. Ability to communicate succinctly, and how you engage with the audience. You must submit link to a two-minute preview video explaining what your talk is about, and what is the key takeaway for the audience.

No one submits the perfect proposal in the first instance. We therefore encourage you to:

  1. Submit your proposal early so that we have more time to iterate if the proposal has potential.
  2. Talk to us on our community Slack channel: https://friends.hasgeek.com if you want to discuss an idea for your proposal, and need help / advice on how to structure it.

Our editorial team also helps potential speakers in honing their speaking skills, and rehearsing at least twice - before the main conference - to sharpen the focus of talks.

Passes and honararium for selected speakers:

A speaker is NOT confirmed a slot unless we explicitly mention so in an email or over any other medium of communication.

Selected speakers get a pass to the conference and networking dinner. We do not provide free passes for speakers’ colleagues and spouses.

We also pay an honararium of Rs. 5,000 to each speaker, at the end of their talk.

Travel grants for outstation speakers:

Fragments 2017 is funded through ticket purchases and sponsorships.
We try to provide full or partial travel grants for at least two international and two domestic speakers.
First preference in awarding grants is given to women speakers, persons of non-binary genders, and speakers from Africa. If you require a travel grant, indicate this in the field where you add your location.

Important dates:

Deadline for submitting proposals: 30 July, 2017

Conference date: 12-13 Sept, 2017

Contact

For more information about speaking proposals, contact fragments.editorial@hasgeek.com.
For tickets and sponsorships, contact info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020.

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Kapil Bakshi

@kapilbakshi

All about Android Production Level App Testing and Continuous Integration and What's New

Submitted Jul 24, 2017

This talk will help you by taking an example of a production level app involving good business logic .We’ll see how Espresso can help us write smooth UI tests and also how we can use Firebase Test Labs to run tests on cloud on different devices and achieve continuous integration using Circle CI and also what more can be achieved using AWS Device Farm with Jenkins.

We’ll also see how to properly unit test your app by taking an example of proper production level scenarios , how to use dagger 2 for dependency injection to make Unit Testing very smooth and Efficient.

We’ll also see how we can make Unit Testing efficient by using Roboelectric and how to can it be further optimised using MVVM Architecture, Repository Pattern and much more.

And Yes....!!! We’ll be seeing New Features of Android Test Support 1.0 Library on Our Production Level App. Yessss!!!! You heard it right..!!!!!

Outline

This talk is divided into the following 5 parts :-

** 1.) Important Testing GuideLines
-> Different types of Testing
-> Flakiness
-> *
Hero Hermetic *
to mitigate Flakiness
-> Unit Tests vs Integration Tests

** 2.) Deep Dive Into Eespresso **
-> Why Espresso ?
-> Espresso Commands At a glance
-> Espresso Synchronization
-> Idling Resource
-> Custom Idling Resource
-> Espresso is Sad :( Flakiness All Around
-> Hypnotic Effect of Espresso Intents - Let’s Mock’em
-> Demo on a Production level App

** 3.) UI Automator **
-> Advantages
-> Examples

** 4.) Feel The Fire , Take Testing a Level Higher With Firebase Test Labs **
-> Test on Multiple Devices
-> Robo Tests
-> Run From Android Studio
-> Get Very Detailed Reports

** 5.) Continuous Integration With Circle CI AND AWS Device Farm With Jenkins**
-> What is Continuous Integration ?
-> Circle.yml
-> Caching in Circle CI
-> Circle CI with Firebase Test labs using gCloud
-> What’s more in AWS Device Farm

** 6.) What’s new in Android Test Support Library**
-> Android Test Orchestrator
-> New Features Of AndroidJUnitRunner
-> Espresso 3.0 New Features
-> New Test Rules

*Sneak Peek *

Requirements

Passion and Urge to improve your App’s quality, development and deployment processes :) :)
Laptop with Android Studio installed

Speaker bio

Kapil Bakshi is a very passionate techie with an aim to embrace technology, imbibe every bit of it, transcend all the barriers and turn ideas into reality. His experience spans across edtech, fintech and logistics sectors where he has developed things from scratch taking them to a level where they have scaled drastically and have become a brand in their respective domains.

He has recently joined BlackBuck which is redefining the logistics landscape of India, making it reliable and efficient. Kapil is playing an important role there to improve quality of all apps, doing optimisations and helping the company scale to go much beyond.

Apart from Android, he has worked on Backend technologies as well and many times single-handedly built complex features which have proven to be very beneficial for business.

In Android, his areas of interest include testing, architectural best practices and security.

Links

Slides

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mtMS1BJ8rLjeDTzgHs26D5DWpcF-VhzvnfAjrdiqkhg/edit?usp=sharing

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