iPhone test automation using KIF (Keep It Functional)

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.

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How to re-sign a Android apk file for testing

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:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Name of the organization
  • City
  • State
  • Country Code

For more information please have a look at the Android SDK developer guideĀ http://developer.android.com/guide/publishing/app-signing.html

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How to setup a test environment for Android using Robotium

This post should show how easy it is, to setup an robotium test environment for Android Apps using the Eclipse IDE. First of all you have to download the latest Android SDK depending to your operating system fromĀ http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html. After downloading the zip file you can unzip it to:

  • /opt for Linux system
  • /Applications for Mac OSx systems
  • c:Programs for Windows systems

AVD – Manager
Start the Android avd manager with the command ./tools/android.

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