Use Appium Desktop to Boost Your Appium Efficiency

Creating Desired Capabilities with Appium Desktop
Creating Desired Capabilities with Appium Desktop

We’ve talked about this quite many times here at Bitbar Blog, but Appium has been one of the most solid open source test automation frameworks during the few past years. And despite of significant changes in Appium iOS, it seems that this framework is going (again) full steam ahead.

The latest addition is the Appium Desktop tool that enables users to work with Appium on their desktops and use Inspector for yet better analysis of their app. Let’s take a look at how to get Appium Desktop installed and how to work with it.

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How to Get Started with XCUITest Using Real Devices on Cloud

The Apple’s XCUITest has quickly become very popular among the iOS app developers, and testers as well. We’re extremely excited about this framework as it has enabled many of our users to adopt a new framework since UI Automation was deprecated. The XCUITest framework is not really new, but its foundation XCTest has been as part of the Xcode for some years already.

Let’s take a look at XCUITest and how to get started with it and run your tests on remote real devices on a cloud service.

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Expert Interview Series: Marko Kaasila, CEO at Bitbar

Our CEO Marko Kaasila got interviewed by Netscout for his insights and deep knowledge of mobile testing industry. Read more to see what Marko things of today’s trends in mobile app testing and the best practices how mobile app developers, testers and organizations of different sizes can overcome problems, improve their app quality and gain better understanding of how users use their apps.

Read the Original Article Here.


The Essence of Mobile DevOps is To Destroy Silos

The Real Scope of Mobile DevOps
The Real Scope of Mobile DevOps

The Mobile DevOps is a practice of bringing the different disciplines involved in developing, testing, releasing and operating software into a functional inside organizations – or by a team that works closely together. By bringing together developers (Dev) and operations (Ops), the team is able to continuously deliver their product based on continuous feedback and iteration. And as always, there are different practices, habits and different flavors of adopted company cultures that set the behavior for an actual process and daily doing.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at the most common and widely accepted Mobile DevOps ‘process’ with its steps and what those mean. In addition, the focus is to provide insights on how enterprises can get rid of ‘siloes’ inside their organizations for dynamic development, testing, deployment and monitoring.

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

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 – Exercising and Scaling Up Mobile DevOps in the Enterprise. Mobile DevOps is getting more attentions than ever before – Lots of enterprises have adopted or at least have been looking for the solutions to introduce DevOps process for the mobile team. 

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From the Desk of the Developer: Bitbar UI Update 2.35

Bitbar Testing UI Updates
Bitbar Testing UI Updates

Hi!

This my first post in Bitbar Blog so I’d like to start by introducing myself. My name is Marek Sierociński and I’m the frontend developer and UI/UX designer in Bitbar Testing UI team. After each release I will try to write a short post about the recent changes that we have made in each and every release. Also I will provide you with some sneak peeks of incoming features and some plans for the future.

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Using Xcode Storyboard for UI Building and Testing

using xcode storyboard for ui creation and testing
using xcode storyboard for ui creation and testing

The storyboard feature has been available in Xcode for some versions back already and personally I’ve found this feature extremely handy to quickly build UI layouts, sketch things out and mock UI look-and-feels. It doesn’t only save your time and effort when building, mocking or designing user interfaces for your app, but it also produces great results. In addition, packaging things up in Xcode and send those for real device tests on cloud is easier than ever.

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Bridging the Gap Between ConnectedWorld and UX

It’s become widely accepted fact that every second matters in today’s #ConnectedWorld and business depends on #UX to be competitive. If you depend on your users to alert you to the problem then you’ll definitely notice a drop in revenue and uninstalls. What can we do to identify this problem earlier so that we can avoid losing revenue?

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

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appium 163

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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