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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 [...]

Test Automation Best Practices
Posted by Ely Hechtel in Best PracticesMobileMobile Development & TestingSecurity Testing

We’ve already talked about the benefits of test automation. This article is about typical use cases/test scenarios for automated testing. But first things first: there are a number of things to consider when starting to automated tests and one of them is to decide which tests should be and can be automated. That’s why we created this guide on test automation best practices. Test [...]

Native, Web and Hybrid Apps – Building and Testing
Posted by Ely Hechtel in MobileMobile Development & Testing

There is a mobile app for everything nowadays, but how are those apps built? There is no universal rule to help you decide whether to build native, web, or hybrid apps, but there some factors to consider before deciding. Once the app is ready, the testing part starts. The approach you choose depends strongly on how the app is build. Let’s find out what could be the best choice for your app! [...]

Top 5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage a Successful Test Automation Project
Posted by Giovanni Rago in Mobile Development & Testing

In a previous article, we had a look at how to effectively manage Appium-based test automation projects. While sharing many common characteristics with software development projects in general, test automation presents some unique challenges. This time we will be looking at the common pitfalls that can prevent a test automation project from succeeding, and how to avoid them. 1. Underestimating [...]

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 [...]

How to Optimize Your Mobile Testing Process
Posted by Ely Hechtel in Best PracticesMobileMobile Development & Testing

Testing your mobile app comprehensively is not always easy. By optimizing your mobile testing process and choosing the right testing approach you can shorten your release cycles and increase your app’s quality. The mobile testing process starts with outlining a testing strategy and converting it into a plan with goals. After that, you can start with the actual testing. There are two main [...]

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