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4 Reasons Why Open Source Testing Is the Best Foundation for Software Quality
Posted by Twain Taylor in AppiumSeleniumSoftware Development & Testing

Over the past decade, open source testing tools have sprung up to revolutionize the world of QA. Here’s a list of the most popular open source testing tools available today: Selenium: A test automation tool that automates actions in the browser Appium: The mobile counterpart to Selenium used for automated testing on both iOS and Android JMeter: A performance testing tool written in Java [...]

The Testing Buffet: Or, Why You Need Multiple Testing Framework Options
Posted by Chris Tozzi in AppiumSeleniumSoftware Development & Testing

Having multiple testing frameworks at your disposal is essential for performing effective software testing and quality assurance. Why? Let me explain in this post… Identifying Testing Frameworks When I refer to multiple testing frameworks, I mean the ability to perform software tests using several open source test suites at once. Sauce Labs is an example of a testing platform that supports [...]

Appium 1.6.5 Released on Sauce Labs
Posted by Isaac Murchie in AppiumAppium ResourcesMobileNews & Product Updates

We're happy to announce that Appium 1.6.5 has been released to the community and to Sauce Labs! This version is only available for Emu/Sim at the moment, not yet TestObject. Appium 1.6.5 fixes many issues and continues the trend to make more aspects of the automation process configurable. Here is an overview of the changes.  General Add --enable-heapdump server flag to turn on NodeJS [...]

Appium and StarDriver: The Language of Automation
Posted by Dan Cuellar in Appium

If you count from SeleniumConf 2012 as the date that Appium was born, Appium just turned 5 last week. In the last 5 years, Appium has come a long way in taking mobile UI automation from a haphazard bleeding edge endeavor to an indispensable part of many development teams’ continuous integration system for mobile apps. At the start, Appium was created to solve one specific problem. I had [...]

New! Appium Desktop
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumAutomationNews & Product Updates

The Appium team has been hard at work on something we think the Appium users out there will love. It's a brand new app for Mac, Windows, and Linux called "Appium Desktop": the successor to the old Appium.app and Appium.exe. Appium Desktop is a graphical frontend for running an Appium server and starting sessions to inspect your applications. One of the greatest new features of Appium Desktop is [...]

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 [...]

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