Bruno will be presenting the following sessions
  • Pooja Shah

    Pooja Shah / Bruno Alassia - Getting Started with Appium

    480 Mins

    You always wanted to start Mobile app Automation using Appium but did not know where and what to start with? Or started but got stuck among understanding capabilities, locating elements, finding whats wrong and your daily work deadlines? Yeah, we all have been there. Hence here is this workshop, precisely designed for beginners to quickly get started with Appium in NodeJS.

    At this workshop, you will learn everything from the scratch step by step. We will together understand the key concepts, apply them right there and write our “first test” in appium before we learn more nitty-gritties as takeaway for you to go and implement at your actual work directly.
    Think of this as a one-day crash course in Appium. The course will be prepared in NodeJS but there will be help for those who want to get started in Java.

  • Bruno Alassia

    Bruno Alassia - Go beyond the software, automate hardware scenarios on Android Emulators

    Bruno Alassia
    Bruno Alassia
    Sr. Software Engineer
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 Mins

    Explore the limits Appium can help you achieve to control the Android Emulator behavior. Automate network emulation, receive fake SMS and phone calls, change the battery states and levels and a lot more, all using real-life test cases. What happens to my app if I lost connection? How does my UI react to an incoming phone call? And more.

1. What got you started/interested in Testing?

I got introduced at testing for the first time by one of the first employees at Sauce several years ago, he show me and a friend how to run selenium tests, saw it and I said "This is awesome", of course I didnt have the time to write tests. Then I started working on mobile and learned about Appium since another friend started working at Sauce and again said: "This is awesome" but now I made myself the time to learn and started writing tests during the development of new apps, at first I didnt create a complete suite but one or two tests. Since then, I add tests to everything, welp almost everything :)

2. What has been your best moment/highlight working with Appium?

I got really interested in Appium once I started using it for testing the apps I was developing as a contractor. I learned how it work internally, how things were handled and started creating small pull request trying to make Appium better. After a few years I started working at Sauce and having the possibility to share the same office with one of the Appium creators was a highlight for me, having the possibility to be there listening about Appium future, be able to ask question directly, it's something that I never imagined. 

3. What do you think is the biggest challenge faced by Mobile Testers today?

Jump into creating tests, most that I've seen is people are afraid of creating tests, that feels like it's super hard and a huge effort to write tests, that will add a lot of time of development. I'll encourage people to get onboard of testing, is not harder that writing new features or products. Ask your companies/employers to invest in people learning to write tests. Take some quality time once a week to learn and add a small test. Learn which framework will help you most for each type of product you have. 

4. What is your advice to testers, who are new to automation?

Create simple and short tests, build your app to be easily tested, if you're not part of development talk with developers to make tests easier. 

5. Tell us about the session/s you will be presenting at the conference and why did you choose those topics?

Im going to be talking about features of the Android Emulator we can use thru Appium, what can be done that maybe no many people know it's possible; like faking phonecalls, fingerprint, sms, etc.  And what can be added, going thru Appium architecture and the steps to add any new or existing feature provided by the Android Emulator that still isnt supported in Appium

6. What are some of the key takeaways from your session/s?

Hopefully my talk helps people get onboard into contributing adding missing features of Emulators, Simulators and Real Devices into Appium. Also helps people increase their tests case scenarios with the Android features I'll be presenting. 

7. Which are your favourite sessions at Appium Conf? (Sessions that you are looking forward to attend)

All of the talks topics are really interesting, i'm really interested in the future of Appium so Jlipps and Jason hugging talks are a must and i'm interested in the IOT talk by David Pacia