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Get Excited About AppiumConf!
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumAppium ResourcesEventsGuest Blog Posts

With AppiumConf taking the world* by storm later this week, let’s have a quick look at what there is to be excited about. The Talks Every conference is supposedly primarily about the content, right? So we should definitely explore what’s in store at AppiumConf. When putting the conference together, we decided on a single-track conference. These have always been my personal [...]

SauceCon 2018: Mobile Content Roundup

I recently participated in the 2018 edition of the annual Sauce Labs conference, SauceCon. It was a fantastic event overall, and I had a lot of fun listening to talks and meeting people who are involved in all stages and modes of automated testing. What follows is a brief wrap-up of the nine mobile-focused talks from SauceCon. As a bit of an Appium guy (understatement anyone?), I was particularly [...]

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 vs. Espresso
Posted by Vince Power in Appium ResourcesMobile Development & Testing

Are you building a mobile application on Android, and want to automate your UI testing, but are wondering where to start? If so, you’re not alone. There are many ways to perform UI testing for Android. In this article, I’ll provide some direction by discussing the pros and cons of two of the more popular tools for Android testing: Appium and Espresso. Descriptions of Espresso and [...]

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.

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, [...]

Recap: Selenium and Appium Training Courses from Sauce Labs (Webinar)

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent webinar, “Selenium and Appium Training Courses from Sauce Labs“, featuring Sauce Labs’ Director of Product Marketing, Ken Drachnik, and Automation Specialist Kevin Berg. In this webinar, Ken and Kevin announced the availability of our three new technical training programs - Selenium 101, Appium 101, and Sauce Labs [...]

Appium 1.5.3 Released on Sauce
Posted by Isaac Murchie in AppiumAppium ResourcesMobileProduct UpdatesReleases

We are pleased to announce the release of Appium 1.5.3 through npm and on Sauce Labs! Appium 1.5.3 is primarily a bug-fix release. However, it also adds functionality to support for iOS WKWebViews and for automating the iOS Calendar app, as well as adding a capability to use abd for screenshots in Android web/hybrid sessions, and providing a list of Android activities to wait for on session [...]

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