Appium 1.6.3, Tips for Identifying IDs, elements, and XPath values

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Hello!

We’ve been seeing a lot of talk from users on Appium regarding the changes that have come out of the Appium 1.6.0 release. One of the biggest changes are the Appium inspector missing with Appium.

We’ve done a lot of research and we wanted to provide you the options that are available to work around this issue. 

One of the tools that’s available that we use internally here on projects is Macaca.

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Appium Tip #19: Explore How To Interact With Elements

Everything About Appium Test Automation
Everything About Appium Test Automation

In the previous blog we had a glance on to use different types of XPath locators in Appium and how those function calls work when building your test scripts. Today, we’re continuing with the same theme but this time we’ll focus more on Selenium WebElements and Appium MobileElements and how to use those to explore an ideal way to interact with UI elements. This is the 19th blog in our massive 37 Things You Should Know About Appium blog series. Also, I’d like to thank many of you for providing such a great feedback on our prior blogs.

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Appium Tip #18: How To Use XPath Locators Efficiently

Bitbar Testing Example Using Testdroid
Bitbar Testing Example Using Testdroid

As we’ve been discussing here at Appium Weekly blog, there are various different ways and tricks to locate elements in a web page. Appium – based on Selenium foundation – provides excellent methods to locate elements by using a XPath function. And in fact, there are lots of different xpath methods you can use, by name, ID, link texts, partial link text, tags, class names and some others. This is the eighteenth blog in our 37 Things You Should Know About Appium – and now, let’s take a look at those different XPath tricks you might find useful.

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Appium Tip #16: Finding Elements with Appium Automation Engine

Everything About Appium Test Automation
Everything About Appium Test Automation

It’s time to look how different elements can be found with Appium and what actually happens on the background when Appium does most of the work for you. This is the 16th tip in our 37 Things You Should Know About Appium and with the following blogs, I’ll be focusing more on Appium commands, how to use them effectively and what tricks may be involved. As always, I’ll provide some code examples for each and every (popular) programming language that are used with Appium.

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