Mobile automation infrastructure from scratch
Mobile automation is very challenging from select testing framework to preparing infrastructure.
Where will you run test? Emulator or real device, cloud platform or local machine?
Today I want to show how to build android and ios emulator clusters to run tests with appium.
- for android we will use Selenoid which automatically runs container with emulator
- for ios we will use Selenium grid and connect appium servers on macs as nodes
So now you can forget about passing UDID to your tests. Just have one entry point per platform. Put host to remote driver and runt tests.
Outline/Structure of the Demonstration
- Intro - 5 min
- Emulators vs real devices - 5 min
- Variants of infrastructure - 5 min
- Selenoid and Selenium Grid setup for mobile -10 min
- Live example of implementation and running demo test - 10 min
- Q&A session 10 minutes
After talk you will get how:
- setup mobile infrastructure for android with Selenoid which automatically runs containers
- setup ios cluster with Selenium Grid and appium servers as nodes
Mobile QA Automation, SDETs
Prerequisites for Attendees
- Appium basics
- Docker basics
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