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So, What’s This I Hear About Appium Automating Desktop Apps?
Posted by Dan Cuellar in AppiumGuest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

As of you may have read in my last blog post, Appium is spreading the use of Selenium JSON-wire protocol beyond the world of web and mobile and into new and exciting spaces. Windows Windows has finally arrived after steadily marching forward for the last few years. I wrote a prototype at the end of 2014 for using the Microsoft test automation APIs to drive Windows Phone applications. I took my [...]

Selendroid vs. Appium - Which to Choose for Your Mobile App Testing
Posted by Twain Taylor in AppiumGuest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

Two very popular mobile test automation tools in the industry right now are Selendroid and Appium. Both are loved by the developer community, and for good reason. In fact, they’re so popular that Selendroid is currently bundled into the Appium package in order to provide support for Android versions 2.3 through 4.1. Appium automatically switches to Selendroid when users want to run tests [...]

Appium 1.6.0 Released on Sauce Labs!
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumMobile Development & TestingNews & Product Updates

Sauce Labs is proud to announce initial support for the new release from the Appium team: 1.6.0. You can read all about the details of this new release from an Appium perspective in the official release announcement. For Sauce Labs users, the most significant change is the introduction of support for Apple's new XCUITest framework via the same Appium protocol you're already using with your test [...]

Mobile App Testing: A Brave New World
Posted by Cordny Nederkoorn in AppiumGuest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

Is mobile application testing any different than normal software testing? While software testers' lives might be easier if the answer to that question were "no," that is not the case, of course. Mobile testing is different in all sorts of ways. You need to test for different things, and there is usually a wider range of devices to support when it comes to mobile. But perhaps the biggest [...]

Appium Tips & Tricks
Posted by Dan Cuellar in AppiumAppium ResourcesGuest Blog Posts

As part of my work giving conference talks about Appium and providing onsite training for organizations, I often encounter creative solutions to common problems people have with Appium. I thought I'd share some of those with you in this blog post. One of the most common questions I get from teams is about how to have one set of tests for both their iOS and Android applications. It's not always possible to share tests between your applications, but if you’d like to give it a try here's my advice.

Sauce Labs Donates Appium Copyright to JS Foundation
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumNews & Product UpdatesOpen Source

Today, Sauce Labs is proud to be a part of a significant moment in the JavaScript community and ecosystem, with the official launch of the JS Foundation. The JS Foundation exists to foster innovation and collaboration in the world of JavaScript, and aims to be an umbrella for the wide range of projects that are either written in JavaScript or otherwise participate in the JavaScript ecosystem. [...]

Making Your App Testable
Posted by Dan Cuellar in AppiumAppium ResourcesBest PracticesGuest Blog Posts

When writing test automation, one of the most important factors for determining the amount of time and resources you will consume (and ultimately the success or failure of the endeavor) is the testability of your application. By testability, I'm referring to how the app interacts with UI (and other) automation frameworks, the ease by which a test script can setup the scenarios you wish to test, [...]

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