Strategy for testing progressive web apps using Selenium & Appium

schedule Jun 29th 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM place Lalit 3 people 7 Attending

While mobile native apps provide great user experience, and RWD site offer a similar experience across both mobile and web, there is a new and emerging method of developing digital apps, that is called PWA (progressive web app).

Since this app type is new and works on both mobile and web, but adds unique capabilities when consumed on a mobile device like push notifications, no or limited network connectivity, and more, the testing strategy needs to adjust.

In this session, Eran Kinsbruner will walk through the fundamentals of PWAs, and what are the main differences, pro's and con's between these apps, RWD, and Native apps. IN addition, Eran will provide a test methodology that can help teams who adopt this technology to get started and cover the unique capabilities of these apps, like Service Workers, Manifest file testing, and more.

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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Introduction to PWAs and motivation behind the adoption of such
  • Differences between PWA, RWD, and Native apps
  • Complexities in testing such apps across mobile and web
  • Testing 101 and tool stack to test such apps

Learning Outcome

  • Basics of a PWA architecture
  • Pro's and Con's of building such apps
  • Pitfalls in testing these apps
  • Key pillars of a PWA test plan and recommended tools for the job

Target Audience

Mobile and web test engineers, product managers, business analysts


Recommended learning a bit about what is a PWA, what's a Service worker, project lighthouse from google.

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  • Anand Bagmar
    By Anand Bagmar  ~  2 months ago
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    Hi Eran,

    Interesting proposal. 

    Can you share some light on what types of tools you are going to talk about?

    Also, though wifi would be there, would be important to have a backup plan as well. Would that be feasible?


    • Roy Nuriel
      By Roy Nuriel  ~  2 months ago
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      Interesting topic. Eran is a great speaker and thought leader in this space.

    • meital fischer
      By meital fischer  ~  2 months ago
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      I have been wanting to hear your talk for a while, cant wait!

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