In this post I want to give you some insights in my daily working life as a mobile tester especially which tools I use to test mobile apps. I got ask this question several times while attending conferences or I have been asked via eMail. Which tools are you using for mobile testing. In this post I want to give you the answer to this question.
One remark, the tools I am using in my current project are best for my current situation but this must not be the case for you and your project. Please keep this in mind and don’t just use the tools I am using. This might not be the best fit for your project and your software development environment. Read more
If you have implemented many automated tests with Robotium, you will notice that Robotium is not the fastest tool when it comes to test execution time! Especially in big projects with more than 100 automated Robotium tests the execution time is really long (>1h). For nightly regression testing this is not a problem, but If you want to know if a simple commit from a developer break something, executing the whole test suite is not very efficient. To get a much faster impression of the quality of the last commits, you can build for example a smoke test suite. This suite covers the basic functionality like login, clicking on important entries but not all edge cases, like a full regression test suite will do. Read more
I think it is time for a new How to/ Tutorial on my blog. Today, I want to give you an overview of how to setup your Robotium test project to build it with the tool Ant. If the project is configured for Ant, I will explain how to integrate it into the continuous integration server Jenkins. With the combination of the build tool Ant and the CI Server Jenkins, you are able to build up your own mobile test automation environment. Written Robotium tests can be executed on schedule or directly after a developer commits new code to the repository. Read more
In my last posts I dealed a lot with Android and how to implement automated regression tests using tools like Robotium. This post describes how to implement automated tests using the tool KIF (Keep It Functional, http://corner.squareup.com/2011/07/ios-integration-testing.html). KIF is an open source test framework developed by the company square (https://squareup.com). It is an iOS integration test framework that allows you to implement test cases with objective C that can be executed currently only against the iPhone/ iPad simulator. The KIF tests are integrated to your workspace, there is no need for additional servers or services that must be started. Read more
In the last days I got some questions about how to resign the apk file you want to test. And here is the answer. First some basic about the signatures in Android development! A signature is needed to identify the author of the Android application. A signature mostly contains information like: