From the Trenches: State of Mobile Automation frameworks
A few months ago Appium migrated to W3C protocol, added AI, and integration for custom plugins for element search, that anybody can implement. Apple released Xcode 10 with abilities run XCUITest in Parallel. Google released EarlGrey with support for accessibility in iOS12 and then there is Flutter with its driver package for integration testing.
As you see, there has been a lot of recent developments and additions in the mobile testing world. This talk aims at covering them and also review its current state and suggest some key pointers when selecting a tool and review their usage and weaknesses
Outline/Structure of the Talk
Proposed Outline:(Subject to change)
- Appium current state and Future state
- Appium Internals ( A primer)
- Best practices or tips using Appium
- Espresso + and -
- XCUITest + and -
- Internals (grey box testing)
- + and -
- When to use and When not to use - Summary with the table on tool suggestion
What is Appium's current state?
What to expect in Appium, near future?
What are other mobile automation frameworks exists and when to use them?
What are the key factors when considering a mobile automation framework?
Tips and tricks