Every web developer knows how challenging it can be to get a web site working and looking great with every possible browser variation out there. This is one area where test automation has a significant value to offer. Even with responsive web sites that should scale all different resolutions, work across different types of devices (phones, tablets, wearables etc.) the test automation can harmonize the testing effort and bring you consistent foundation to build your web site tests.
Today, we’re presenting at Appium Meetup in San Francisco – and this topic will be addressed as a workshop, with the focus on best practices, how-to and bunch of tips and tricks on how to automate your mobile web testing, using real devices with Appium test automation framework.
As web services are increasingly accessed by mobile devices it is getting more and more important to test your web service using real browsers and real devices that your end users will use when are accessing your site. Furthermore, the emulators and simulators have severe limitations when it comes to browser testing. For instance Chrome browser, that according to W3Counter has the overall 42,5% market share and according to NetMarketshare 23.7% among Android users cannot be installed on an Android emulator.
Selenium has already cemented its place as a de-facto web test automation standard and Appium is providing very clean high level API that is familiar to all Selenium developers of the world but it nicely abstracts lot of the messy stuff related to running tests on real devices. We at Testdroid were the first device cloud service to offer Appium on real devices and naturally mobile web testing using Appium is part of the deal.
On January’s San Francisco Appium meetup Testdroid’s Appium expert Saad Chaudhry will be presenting how to automate testing of your mobile web service using Appium and real devices, what you need to take into account when using real devices for web testing and naturally will run some nice demos on the topic.
Please sign up at http://www.meetup.com/Appium-SF/
Happy Browser Testing (with Selenium!)
Learn all the basics about Appium, how to set it up and how to use it for mobile app testing.Download