I18n 360' testing approach at Step-IN 2008 Conference
By Mahipalsinh Rana on Jan 30, 2008
Recently I had been to one of the most beautiful hotel aka. palace
in Bangalore. No marks for guessing its Leela Palace.
I had been there before but this time reason was not for pubbing (athena) as it used to be.I was there to give talk at Step-in 2008 Conference (ASIA's biggest testing conference - as organizers claims).
My talk was on Internationalization(I18n) 360' testing approach , the concept which close to my heart and job. Its fresh , unique and quick at results. Implemented in Portal Server 7.2 aka.OpenPortal development.
My topic was selected for Pre-conference tutorial , A long 210 minutes( 3 hours and 30 minutes). It was indeed long time to stand , deliver and interact but my passion toward the subject was a big help. Curiosity of delegates in terms of their questions regarding I18n , their day to day use cases , their business case has never made me felt that it was long. In fact I had to rush a bit in last stage of Presentation.
Let move to what I shared there.
It was started with Introduction of I18n world (I18n , L10n , G11n) which also covered all the basic terminologies like Character , Charset , Unicode , UTF-x , Glyph , Font , Locale. My audience was enjoying every bit of information as most of them were aware about I18n but this details made them realize what the hack it is. This session was resulted in lots of questions and interesting discussion. They allowed to move ahead with the promise that I will spend quality time after talk to share more of my understanding about I18n world.
session was regarding I18n 360' testing approach , which in simple
teams means involving I18n in every stage of product development ,
starting as early as product planning. How I18n play role in
Requirement phase , Design phase , Implementation phase and most
importantly QA phase. Even in documentation also I18n has role to play.
Usage of real time example and case study has made this session most
entertain one. If it got you curious enough here is the Presentation for you
that I had shown them live demo of how to do i18n testing in stand
alone application and web application. This followed by demo of I18n
testing automation using Open Source automation tool Canoo. At last as
a common practice Question and Answers.