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5G and foldable smartphones dominated CES

Each January the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showcases the new year’s upcoming tech products. 5G and foldable screens should be 2019’s defining mobile technologies – but how quickly will they arrive? 5G was the talk of CES 5G technology will enable mobile internet that’s 10 to 100 times faster than current 4G technology. […]

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Client-Side vs. Cloud-Side Execution for Mobile Test Automation

One of the requirements of using Appium for mobile test automation is to start the Appium server in the background so that it can listen to the requests from the mobile app under test. And there are multiple ways that we can install and start the Appium server in the background. While running Appium tests […]

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Speed and Efficiency of Mobile Test Automation Frameworks

Open test automation frameworks are constantly evolving, and at least one new test framework emerges every year and becomes the favorite one among developers. That puts more challenges on the development and testing/QA teams to make long-term planning, since investing in test automation yields results over a longer period of time and test assets cannot […]

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Setting up XCUITest on Bitbar’s Device Testing Cloud

This is the last post in our XCUITest101 series. With the last blog, we have set up scalable XCUITest and run them on a Continuous Integration server. The test executed in the CI server has used headless simulators, however, we also need to set our tests to be executed on real devices. There are many […]

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Setting up XCUITest for iOS Continuous Integration

So far in the XCUITest 101 series, we have written some XCUITests and explored the XCUITest API. The next step is to run them for continuous testing so that we can get instant feedback on our latest code. The practices of Continuous Integration allow us to schedule and run the test on a regular basis or […]

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How To Use XCUITest API

So far with our XCUITest 101 series, we have covered most of the topics around setting up XCUITest framework and making it scalable and maintainable. However, we haven’t covered the XCUITest API and the other features of XCUITest framework that we can use in our iOS app testing. In this post, we will cover the […]

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How Secure is Your DevOps Infrastructure?

Your business might already enjoy the benefits of a DevOps strategy – but has it evolved its approach to security? Everyone knows that DevOps is about breaking down the silos between engineering and operations teams to shorten feedback loop and achieve continuous software delivery. With a DevOps mindset, one can expect benefits such as increased […]

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Scaling XCUITest for iOS Devices with Different Screen Sizes

In the last post of XCUITest 101 series, we have touched upon some best practices of organizing XCUIElements for scalable UI tests with Swift enumeration. While architecting iOS app testing with XCUITests for iOS devices with different screen sizes, we should also consider the scalability and maintainability of our code. We have to make sure XCUITest tests […]

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Best Practices for Organizing Locators for XCUITest

In the last blog post of XCUITest 101 series, we organized XCUITest tests in the BDD format by writing Swift extensions in the form of Step Definitions so they are more readable and scalable for iOS app testing. XCUITest identifies the element on the screen by using XCUIElement class. At the moment, we have our locators placed […]

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BDD for XCUITest with Swift Protocols and Extensions

In the 3rd blog of XCUITest 101 series, we’ll cover something about Swift Protocols and Extensions. In the last post on DRY XCUITest with Base classes, we have abstracted our code in the base classes in order to avoid the duplication of the code. We have achieved this using the object-oriented inheritance approach. However, Swift is […]

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