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Mastering Mobile Test Automation

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Mastering Mobile Test Automation

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Mastering Mobile Test Automation
Credits
About the Authors
Acknowledgements
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Preface

This book will guide you to develop an in-depth understanding of mobile automation concepts and techniques to design, implement, and deliver customized mobile automation solutions with real, emulated devices and cloud-based mobile testing tools, such as Perfecto Mobile, and Mobile Labs, integrated with traditional tools, such as UFT and Selenium, and other leading tools in the market, such as ExperiTest SeeTest.

This book is a comprehensive reference guide to every aspect of mobile test automation and can be used in any organization that is engaged in test automation and /or takes up mobile test automation.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Ensuring Five-star Rating in the MarketPlace, explains how mobile test automation is different from traditional functional automation and what the typical challenges are that you have to overcome. This chapter provides you with a brief overview of the different techniques used for mobile automation. These techniques are elaborated in later sections of the chapter. This section explains why and how there are different techniques.

Chapter 2, Designing Mobile Automation Frameworks, explains the various types of automation frameworks with respect to mobile automation, such as functional decomposition, keyword-driven, data-driven, and hybrid, with a focus on mobile-specific differences. This has real examples of working code for various tools.

Chapter 3, User Agent – automating Mobile Applications with Browsers, provides you with the opportunity to learn the use of the user-agent technique, along with the code snippets and lab setup for this technique. We will also delve into the advantages and disadvantages of this technique.

Chapter 4, Emulators and Simulators – the Automation of Emulated Devices, explains the use of emulators and simulators for mobile test automation, along with the code snippets and lab setup for this technique. We will also delve into the advantages and disadvantages of this technique.

Chapter 5, Automating Physical Devices, showcases the techniques required to automate a mobile application with physically present real mobile devices.

Chapter 6, Automating on Cloud, provides you with the opportunity to learn the techniques required to automate a mobile application with cloud tools such as Perfecto Mobile and Mobile Labs.

Chapter 7, Optimizing Test Strategy and Estimation, deals with the selection of the most suitable strategy to focus on maximizing the return on investment for automation and the ways to avoid any potential pitfalls. We will also look at the various technical aspects that are usually overlooked and only become apparent at the end of a delivery cycle. This chapter deals with how to estimate your mobile automation effort.

Chapter 8, Delivering Customer Delight, sums up all the lessons learnt in the previous chapters and covers the test strategy planning, project effort optimization, ways to maintain the automation suite, resource identification, and the management of hardware and software.

What you need for this book

A familiarity with functional automation testing would help, but it is not a prerequisite as all concepts are explained in a detailed manner in this book. To work with the examples practically, you need to use any given tool for mobile test automation such as:

  • Selenium (WebDriver 2.0 with Android and iOS Driver)

  • Appium

  • HP UFT 12.00 or a later version

  • Perfecto Mobile

  • ExperiTest SeeTest

Who this book is for

The core audiences are mobile application developers, QAs, project managers, and automation and manual testers who are beginning to learn or are working on any mobile testing assignment.

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Code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles are shown as follows: "The keywords array contains the list of all keywords for a particular test case denoted by a row in the BusinessFlow excel file."

A block of code is set as follows:

'Test Script 1: To validate that application Login is allowed with valid credentials
'Open EMail
fn_gotoTestingEMailAccount();
'Enter the details
fn_EnterDetails();
'Submit
fn_SubmitToCreate();

New terms and important words are shown in bold. Words that you see on the screen, for example, in menus or dialog boxes, appear in the text like this: "After installation of Firefox User Agent add-on from the add-on market, it is accessible from Tools menu."

Note

Warnings or important notes appear in a box like this.

Tip

Tips and tricks appear like this.

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