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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How to Access App Store from Appium Script

how to access app store from appium script
how to access app store from appium script

It’s quite common in mobile app testing that application and test script with a test session needs an access to various locations. For example, some test scripts need to access URLs, databases, back-end servers or even App Stores (e.g. Google Play or Apple App Store). With the access, test session can get, download or update certain applications from app stores before the actual test session will begin.

In this blog, we’ll take a look of how Appium test script can access Apple App Store and how to use certain XCUIElement components to assist your script with that.

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Webinar Recap: Getting Started with XCTest/XCUITest for iOS App Testing

Webinar Recording: Exercising and Scaling Up Mobile DevOps in the Enterprises
Webinar Recording: Exercising and Scaling Up Mobile DevOps in the Enterprises

Thank you all for attending our latest webinar – Getting Started with XCTest/XCUITest for iOS App Testing. Although XCTest/XCUITest is not new to iOS developers, it is one of the hottest open source test automation framework for iOS app testing.

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Upcoming Webinar: Exercising and Scaling Up Mobile DevOps in the Enterprise

Reserve your seat now and mark it on your calendar! Our next webinar will cover how organizations, especially Enterprises, can adopt mobile devops practices and what tools, technologies should be utilized to help the transition to mobile devops. The webinar will include a Q&A session at the end so join us to ask our expert if you are involved in bringing mobile devops to your company.

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Why App Developer Companies Should Go Mobile DevOps

Why Mobile Developers Should Go Mobile DevOps
Why Mobile Developers Should Go Mobile DevOps

There has been lots of articles and discussion how mobile devops practices can be adopted, integrated with existing processes, and even how to make use of resources efficient and beneficial for organizations. On the contrary, there has been very little discussion WHY mobile devops can make a difference to organizations striving to enable their IT, operations and development, to be well integrated with their business goals.

In this article, we’ll take a look what are top reasons for mobile development teams to adopt efficient mobile devops practices in order to become more productive with their execution – and WHY this all makes sense for mobile development.

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New Ebook: An Essential Guide to XCTest Framework for iOS App Testing

There are very few test automation frameworks that are tightly coupled with the development tool itself. XCTest framework is one of those frameworks that enable its users to write basic unit, performance and some level of UI tests for iOS apps.

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Upcoming Webinar: Getting Started with XCTest and XCUITest for iOS App Testing

Reserve your seat now and mark it on your calendar! Our next webinar will cover how you can use XCTest/XCUITest to write reliable scripts for iOS app testing. The webinar will include a Q&A session at the end so join us to ask our expert if you are new or have questions on XCTest/XCUITest.

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Bitbar’s Review of 2016

Hello everyone,

Year 2017 is right here. The past year has witnessed a lot of fruitful technical innovations at Bitbar Testing/Testdroid. Today, we would like to have a quick review of what has happened, been introduced and been covered in 2016.

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The Basics of XCUITest and Using Xcode UI Test Recorder

the basics of xcuitest
the basics of xcuitest

As you may know Xcode provides a handy utility for recording UI tests for iOS apps. Despite the testing world is full of record-and-playback tools that provide access to UI elements, their details and characteristics, and provide full information about IDs, user interface interactions done on those, and so on. For example, Appium inspector is one of those tools that quickly provide you with all information about the underlying UI elements.

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Getting Started with KIF for Functional iOS UI Testing

Since the deprecation of UI Automation from the latest Xcode there has been lots of buzz around XCTest and XCUITest. These frameworks have served many of you since Xcode 5 and many of you have used frameworks that are build on top of XCTest implementation. KIF – Keep It Functional – is a great example of those frameworks.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at what KIF has to offer for UI test automation and how to get started with it.

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