Appium is an open source, cross-platform Test automation tool for native, hybrid and mobile web apps, tested on simulators (iOS, FirefoxOS), emulators (Android), and real devices (iOS, Android, FirefoxOS). Appium drives various native automation frameworks and provides an API based on Selenium’s WebDriver JSON wire protocol. Android support uses the UiAutomator framework for newer platforms and Selendroid for older Android platforms.
‘Mobile App’ is the new buzzword. Then how can one stick to the traditional Test Plan template? The purpose of the Mobile App Test Plan is to define how the testing effort for the App release is planned, executed, and controlled. It is critical to have a rigorous Mobile App Test Plan before the App is deployed. The idea is simple, focus on the value it offers – boil Test planning down to only the essentials and cut all fat and fluff. Test Plan shouldn’t be like any other dead document (resulting in wasted effort) – written, reviewed, referred to a few times and then cast aside as the project moves ahead. A comprehensive Plan gives customers the confidence that an efficient Test process is adopted to ensure optimum App Quality! Let’s have a look…
Different browsers render applications differently, so web applications need to be able to detect on which browser they are running and adjust their app code accordingly. Successfully testing all browsers and all versions are no small feat which is exactly why Sauce Labs built their solution on Selenium. To enable QA teams to execute Selenium based automation suites on multiple permutations, operating systems, and versions, for multiple browsers and browser versions.
At first glance, this seems like we’re done and this is the perfect solution to achieve complete application matrix coverage. Unfortunately, nothing is that simple, and upon digging deeper, it is apparent that not all environments are available for certification. You will have some critical use case gaps, there’s no way around it. So what are they and how do you get around them?
The mobile application ecosystem is very dynamic. OEMs are launching new devices and new customization, and new OS versions are delivered every now and then. This is the constant challenge that most enterprises face. As the new versions of devices and operating systems create capabilities to expand your application, it’s imperative to test your app quickly over an ever expanding variety of devices so your newer versions are as spotless as ever. To achieve this, innovative techniques like Cloud based Testing for Mobile applications are required to be implemented to ensure optimal performance and user experience regardless of the type of his handset, operating system, geographical location and network service provider. Cloud based Testing for Mobile applications offers Web-based access to a large pool of real handsets and devices connected to live networks spread globally, providing enterprises with end-to-end control for manual and automated testing practices.
There is no such statement as ‘I am now prepared for the interview’. When facing a Testing interview no matter how many interview questions and answers you have gone through – there is always more to read 🙂 Continuing on our Interview series, let’s see some more interesting FAQs about,
HPE UFT automation…ETL & Data warehouse testing…Service-oriented-architecture…Test Management…Mobile Security…SOAP UI…Waterfall methodology…
Considering the wide variety of mobile devices from apple to Samsung to android and to Symbian and so on, it is very hard for the testing team to arrange all sorts of mobile devices while working under considerable amount of budget and timeline related constraints. Solution – Mobile emulators are powerful tools for developing mobile applications and are widely used for both manual and automated mobile application testing. But can they deliver 100% coverage? Are these reliable? Can we neglect Real-device Testing? Are there any limitations to Emulators? When to use Real devices for Testing?
Selecting the right Emulator is necessary, impacting the performance. To make it easier, we have compiled a list of nine (9) Best Android Emulator for PC.
One of the principle challenges for Mobile Apps development has been distribution of the application. Traditional computer applications have relied on clunky installers called wizards to sort out and set up the components of a program, but this paradigm does not work well across multiple mobile platforms.
Welcome to the Mobile App Testing Interview Questions & Answers – 1. There is a growing requirement for people who test Mobile Apps. With an increasing focus on Apps designed for iOS devices, Android and Windows Mobile devices, App testing professionals are in great demand. If you are looking for a temporary or permanent job in the field of Mobile App testing, you will need to prepare for your interview just like any other professional would need to – one should know plenty of things and be closely familiar with certain technical terms and trends.
Some say ‘Testing’ is not a skill set, I say Yes. It’s a ‘Mindset’! We have quite to learn from Virat Kohli, what makes up a solid Mobile App Tester?
The Android Studio Emulator mimics all of the hardware and software features of a typical mobile device, except that it cannot place actual phone calls.
It’s no secret that mobile apps are well on their way to capturing the lion’s share of consumer’s attention. Organizations of all sizes are compelled by either consumer demand or competitive pressures to aggressively build their own consumer facing mobile apps. Mobile app development projects place a premium on time to market and often this places even greater pressure on application security testing.
It is not budget or time effective to gather & maintain all the latest devices. That’s why we choose to use Simulator and Emulator in Mobile Testing.
QA analysts are often confronted with the same question for Mobile application Testing – Go for Manual testing or to try out new automated techniques?