If you are a good software tester, but if you can’t communicate well what you find, you provide little value and are not very useful to your project team. This article gives you some hints specific to mobile applications testing on how to become a great bug reporter. Your teammates will love you for this and you will prove your value as a skilled team member.
Mobile software testing tutorials
Adobe Shadow is a new tool currently developed by Adobe that provides developers a way to inspect and debug from their desktops wirelessly and synchronously across multiple devices. The Adobe Shadow desktop application listens for changes in a URL location in the browser. When a change occurs, it pushes the new URL out to all wirelessly connected devices immediately so the changed content is seen on the devices immediately. In this blog post, Holly Schinsky provides step-by-step instructions on how to use Adobe Shadow to inspect and debug your mobile code.
Adobe® Shadow is a new inspection and preview tool, currently in a preview release, that allows front-end web developers and designers to work faster and more efficiently by streamlining the preview process, making it easier to customize websites for mobile devices.
GHUnit is a test framework for Objective-C, Mac OS X and iPhone 3.x. It can be used standalone or with other testing frameworks like SenTestingKit or GTM. This video shows you how to use it to validate your mobile user interface. GHUnit has the ability to record the look of a UIView so that the developer is aware of any changes since the last test run.
Learn how Robotium works with standard Android instrumentation tests, including details on how it can be used in real life. Robotium is a test framework created to make it easy to write powerful and robust automatic black-box test cases for Android applications. Test case developers can write function, system and acceptance test scenarios, spanning multiple Android activities.
This video presents the basics for getting OCUnit/SenTest set up on new and existing projects, including running those tests from the command line. For the fans of Rspec style specs, it presents briefly Kiwi, which wraps the built in testing framework with a block-based syntax.
In this blog post, Dounia Berrada provides an introduction on how to use Selenium WebDriver with Android. Selenium WebDriver is an open source software testing tool that is now available as an extra in the Android SDK. The post explains how to write a basic test with WebDriver to test an Android application.