Guest Blog: How to Use Gherkin and Espresso for Android Test Automation

How to Use Gherkin for Android Test Automation
How to Use Gherkin for Android Test Automation

Hello everyone,

Today’s guest is Tobias Doll, Test Automation Engineer in the Mobile Development Department of Deutsche Welle (DW). DW is a German public international broadcaster with goals to convey Germany as a “liberal, democratic state based on the rule of law”, to produce reliable news coverage and to provide access to the German language. 

With rich experience in mobile QA, Tobias is excited to share some insights on how to explore the possibilities of Espresso and how to fully leverage the power of Gherkin with Espresso for Android test automation. If you want to move on from Calabash and look for a new way to handle your Android app testing, this article is for you. Read on. 

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Android Espresso Tutorial for Mobile App Testing

android espresso tutorial for app testing
android espresso tutorial for app testing

Espresso has been one of the most used test automation frameworks for Android app testing. We’ve provided support for it with all our solutions since 2013 and it’s time to look how things have evolved and what’s new with Android Espresso testing. You can quickly get started with Android Espresso using Bitbar Public Cloud.

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Google I/O 2016 Starts in One Day!

Dear Testdroiders,

The countdown has started. 1 day left till Google launch the Google I/O 2016 event. Thousands of Android enthusiasts will flock for Google’s latest news on its operating systems – Android and Chrome. Everyone surely will avail the event for learning new techniques for their Android apps/games and new trends of Google’s developer products.

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Tips and Tricks: Taking Screenshots with Google Espresso 1.x or v2.0

Dear Testdroiders,

It’s awesome to see many of you using Google’s Espresso (or Espresso v2.0) with our Testdroid Cloud devices. We do get some questions every now and then about the ability to take screenshots during the test so I’ll share this brief example to showcase an example function call that can be used as a part of your test.

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Guest Blog Post: Testdroiding an Espresso

Dear Testdroiders,

We’re back with a new guest blog! Today’s guest is Danny Preussler, an engineer for Groupon from their Berlin team. Groupon is a mobile-first company with excellent mobile know-how, with people on board like Michael Burton, the creator of Roboguice, and Carlos Sessa, the man behind the one of the must-reads for every Android enthusiasts – “50 Android Hacks”.

Allright, so let’s read what sort of things Danny wants to share with us about mobile app testing – and using Testdroid.

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How to run Espresso tests in Testdroid Cloud

Dear Testdroiders,

A couple of months back Google open sourced their latest Android Test automation framework – called Espresso. Since, there has been noticeable amount of excitement around this new framework that was initially introduced already at Google Test Automation Conference 2013 in New York at the end of April.

We here at Testdroid are naturally very excited about this newcomer and wanted to give it an instant try at our Testdroid Cloud. You should definitely try it too – and let us know how well this variant of Espresso tastes to you.

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