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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How to Create IPA and XCTest Package for iOS Testing

how to create ipa and xctest package for ios testing
how to create ipa and xctest package for ios testing

The Xcode’s XCTest framework is getting used more and more by developers and QA folks that aim to test their iOS apps efficiently. This framework is a great addition in iOS developers toolbox and in order to get you up and running with it here are some basic step-by-step instructions on how to get started with XCTest and how to create IPA properly for a test session.

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Pros and Cons of Using XCTest for iOS Testing

Pros and Cons of XCTest for iOS Testing
Pros and Cons of XCTest for iOS Testing

There are actually very few test automation frameworks that are tightly coupled with the development tool itself. XCTest framework is one of those frameworks that enables its users to write basic unit, performance and some level of UI tests for iOS apps. And as always, frameworks that couple tightly with their development tool and environment has some pros and cons that users should be aware of. In addition to pros and cons of XCTest, we’ll take a look at some basic things about XCTest framework in this blog.

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Happy Holidays and Claim Your Holiday Gifts

Hello everyone,

Year 2017 is around the corner and holiday season is approaching again. I bet you have been preparing and purchasing all kinds of gifts for families, friends and working partners.

As been grateful for supporting and trusting us over the past year, Bitbar has prepared holiday gifts for all of you and we believe that the gifts will help you achieve a greater success in the New Year. Let’s unbox and check out what special things you’ll get.

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How to Launch Test Automation Runs from Command Line

Bitbar API
Bitbar API

Many developers work on their console view significant portion of the day. Getting something done quickly and efficiently is one of those benefits that working directly from command line provides for our every day lives. Even test automation test scripts can quickly be started from the command line and in this blog we’ll take a look at how to get this done quickly and efficiently just using a bash / command line.

Don’t forget to read it entirely! There is a really nice helper script included in this article that will surely help you with your Appium testing!

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Appium Tip #27: Using Appium for Mobile Game Testing

Using Appium Image Recognition for Game Testing
Using Appium Image Recognition for Game Testing

Appium is one of those frameworks that scales well across different use cases. For example, many of today’s popular mobile games do get tested using Appium and Image Recognition. This is extremely easy and effortless way to create tests for graphics-based content and mobile games are natural use cases for Appium Image Recognition.

We’ll take a look at Appium image recognition features, how to get started with this setup and use real Android and iOS devices from Bitbar Public Cloud.

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