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Appium Introduction

This comprehensive course covers all the essential principles to get you up and running with Appium – The essential tool for automating mobiles and Windows applications.

 

The course follows on from our Selenium WebDriver courses, extending WebDriver testing to Android, iOS and Windows.

 

Throughout the course practical examples are demonstrated, and the delegates get to practice what they have learned against physical devices & emulators.

Target Audience

Recommended for anyone looking to extend their Selenium knowledge to mobile testing

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn what to install and how to set up Appium ready for testing
  • Understand the differences between Android, iOS and Windows testing
  • Gain a full understanding of the Appium architecture and automation stacks
  • Understand Element locator strategies and tools to aid in identification of elements

Pre-Requisites

  • A basic understanding of writing Selenium WebDriver Scripts (we use Java bindings)
  • Some programming experience would be advantageous - The course is based on using Appium with Java & JUnit.

Course Content

Technologies used in this course

  • Eclipse, Android Studio, Appium Java, Windows Application Manager, JUnit
  • Note: The practical exercises on this course are against Android devices & emulators and Windows apps (iOS is not provided in practicals)

Introduction to Appium

A background to Appium and its benefits. Overview of the Appium architecture. An overview of the technology stacks, terminology.

Installation

How to install the technology stack required, how to set up the tools ready to start testing. Configuring your Eclipse project ready to use Appium

 

Testing Native Apps on Physical Android Devices

How to prepare the device for testing. Using ADB, how to specify the Desired Capabilities, Example Test Code

 

Android Element Identification

Tools for identification, UI Automator Viewer, Appium Desktop Inspector, Locator strategies, best practices.

 

Android Interaction

Coding Tap, Touch, Multi-Touch, Gestures, interacting with the Mobile buttons, other useful methods

 

Mobile Web Testing on Android

Supported Browsers, Setting up Desired Capabilities, Example Test Code, Locator Strategies

 

Hybrid App Testing on Android

Changing Context, Element Identification, Sample Code

 

Android Emulator Testing

Creating AVDs with Android Studio, setting desired Capabilities to connect to the Emulator, Example Test Code, Element Identification, Installing apps onto the Emulator

 

Android Extra Topics

Installing & Uninstalling Apps programmatically, Appium & the Page Object Model, Connecting to devices wirelessly

Testing iOS Apps

Architecture, Overview of setting up simulated device, desired capabilities, Example Code, Element Identification, iOS Page Object Model

Testing Windows 10 Applications

Architecture, configuring the PC, desired Capabilities for UWP & standard Windows Apps, Element identification using UISpy, Inspect, mapping attributes from spy tools to Appium API

 

Extras

Cross Platform POM, Appium Desktop Step Recorder, Cloud Services, Useful Links

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