Xamarin projects can benefit from a properly established development pipeline and the use of ALM principles. This type of approach makes it easier for teams to share responsibilities and work out business requirements in an iterative manner.
In the ALM timeline, the development phase is the main domain in which most of the concrete implementation takes place. In order for the development team to provide quality code that can survive the ALM cycle, it is highly advised to analyze and test native applications using the available tooling in Xamarin development IDEs.
While the common codebase for a target platform in a Xamarin project can be treated and tested as a .NET implementation using the conventional unit tests, platform-specific implementations require more particular handling. Platform-specific parts of the application need to be tested on empty shell applications, called test harnesses, on the respective platform simulators or devices.
To test views, available frameworks such...