Creating a comprehensive testing suite is imperative to success in the mobile market to ensure your app is of the highest quality with each and every release. Unit tests can only test your core business logic. How can you ensure your user interface is bulletproof and regression free on four versions of iOS on 20 devices or eight versions of android on over 18,000 device models? This is where creating automated user interface testing for mobile apps comes in.
Mobile software testing tutorials
With the important number of devices and customized operating systems, the testing of mobile apps can take a long time. Manual testing is almost impossible and normal automated testing can take a very long time. In this article, Sai Krishna explains how to run mobile tests in parallel using the Appium open source testing tool.
This talk introduces the core accessibility affordances on the Android platform and illustrate some common developer pitfalls related to accessibility. You’ll learn about the new Android Accessibility Test Framework and its integration into the Espresso and Robolectric testing frameworks. Finally, you’ll learn how easy it is to add automated accessibility checking to your your existing Android project tests.
Using patterns of yore (like Martin Fowler’s supervising controller, effective use of presenters and view model state), this presentation discusses the everyday really annoying impediments to user interface(UI) testing. You will learn what parts of the UI need testing and effective ways of testing them.
Software robots, such as Monkey can be used to test Android applications without much manual effort. There are several such tools proposed in academia whose goal is to automatically generate test input to drive Android applications.
The promise of end-to-end (E2E) software testing — complex, real-world test scenarios from the point of view of and end user — is appealing. Many attempts have been made over the years at automating large parts of the software testing and release processes, yet most of these efforts ended up in bitter and hard learned lessons about the inherent challenges of the whole approach.
When you develop applications, it is hard to ignore mobile devices. Testing mobile applications provides however some additional challenges than don’t exist for desktop or web applications. In this article, Kostyantyn Kharchenko explains some of the specific challenges that you should include in your mobile testing plans.