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April 2013

The Vietnam International Software Testing and Automation Conference (VISTACON) with the theme “Testing Modern Software in a Rapidly Changing World” taking place over 2 days, April 25th and 26th 2013 at Majestic Hotel, District 1, HCMC.

VISTACON 2013 is hosted by LogiGear Corporation, the Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association (HCA) and the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA).

VISTACON 2013 is the 3rd iteration of VISTACON which is held annually in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. VISTACON 2013 attracts over 200 participants from both domestic and international IT communities. Participants includes senior managers, directors and CEOs from leading Software and development corporations doing business in Vietnam including FPT Software, KMS-Technology, ELCA, Add-on Development, Viettel and VDC.The conference also sparks interests from many professors and IT students from over 20 universities and colleges in HCMC such as HCMC University of Technology, University of Natural Sciences, University of Lotus, Van Lang University and Huflit. Excitement in the community for VISTACON can be linked to feature top expersts speakers in the software testing industry: Mr. Julian Harty (author of numerous software testing books), Mr. BJ Rollinson (Test Architect at Microsoft), Mr. Henrik Johansson (Chief Technical Officer for SoapUI and LoadUI, SmartBear) and many other seasoned professionals.

VISTACON 2013 is provides the opportunity for software testing professionals to gather, meet and share their expertise and insites on the latest IT development.

Software testing - the non-stop race.

According to research by Canalys, the quantity of laptops, tablets and smartphones sold will reach 2.6 billion by 2016. With the trend of diversification of usability and compatibility across multiple operating systems and cheaper prices, more consumers will have the opportunity to access and 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 keys to success in this industry. VISTACON this year will examine the hottest issues and trends in the IT industry and the most advanced methods for software testing and test automation such as: testing mobile devices, test automation and testing complex systems.

What are the experts saying?

With the number of smart mobile devices rapidly increasing, quality control is a major challenge for manufacturers. Hardware manufacturers are constantly improving their technology in the continuous race to get products out to the market withthe mostadvanced processors and chips. This means that operating system developers are challenged to keep up with development trends and the software and applications also have to become more and more advanced. Therefore, there is a serious increasing need for software testing to ensure that a high quality product gets into the hands of the end user. Here are some of the many questions being raised:

  • How do you know that the test results achieved their goal? How good is the test?
  • How do you know the test results are good or bad? What are the typical characteristics of good test automation?
  • How do you know if the testing team is really good? What are the characteristics of a good testing team?
  • How do we ensure that the value of the development team? What is the value of this characteristic?

All these issues will be discussed by the 12 speakers and 200 plus attendees at VISTACON.