Robotium Automated Testing for Android

Robotium Automated Testing for Android
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Integrate Robotium with Maven to perform test case execution during build
  • Learn different steps to connect to a remote client from an android using Robotium
  • Understand the benefits of Robotium over other test frameworks

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 94 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : November 2013
ISBN : 178216801X
ISBN 13 : 9781782168010
Author(s) : Hrushikesh Zadgaonkar
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Application Development, Open Source

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Robotium
Chapter 2: Creating a Test Project Using Robotium
Chapter 3: Robotium APIs
Chapter 4: Web Support in Robotium
Chapter 5: Comparison with Other Frameworks
Chapter 6: Remote Control in Robotium
Chapter 7: Other Robotium Utilities
Chapter 8: Robotium with Maven
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started with Robotium
    • Robotium framework
    • Features and benefits
    • Setting up an Android environment
      • Requirements
      • Downloading the Android SDK
      • Installing ADT
      • Adding the Android SDK location
      • Installing the latest SDK version
      • Setting up the AVD
    • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Robotium with Maven
                  • Automate Android app built with Maven
                    • Maven features
                    • Setting up Android SDK and ADT
                    • Setting up the environment PATH for Android Tools
                  • Build Android tests using Maven
                  • Summary

                  Hrushikesh Zadgaonkar

                  Hrushikesh Zadgaonkar is a Software Developer by profession. He is currently working at Persistent Systems Limited, Nagpur, in the Telecommunication Business Unit. He studied engineering and was a Microsoft Student Partner and IBM Campus Ambassador in his college. He has been actively working on distinct domains such as .NET, Android, and the Robotium Framework. He was appointed as a NetBeans Certified Associate by the Oracle Corporation. Hrushikesh is a semi-finalist for the Imagine Cup 2010, a global competition organized annually by Microsoft. His research paper was selected for presentation at the CSE-IT International Level Conference 2010, Thailand. He has been actively participating in various technical events in different colleges in Nagpur. His leisure activities include portrait sketching, playing the tabla, guitar, and sports such as cricket, football, and snooker. He is fond of social networking and appreciates innovation. He is a quick learner. Hrushikesh is an uncompromising fan of Sachin Tendulkar and Manchester United Football Club. His music interests lie with Enrique Iglesias, Bryan Adams, and A.R. Rahman. When he isn't coding, he likes to hang out with his family and friends. He finds time every day to workout at the gymnasium. He is popularly called "Mr. Z" among his colleagues. He currently lives in Nagpur, India with his parents. You can mail him at and he can be found tweeting at @MsWizKid.
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                  What you will learn from this book

                  • Get to grips with the Robotium Framework
                  • Create a test project using Robotium
                  • Get acquainted with Robotium API calls and their usage
                  • Access web views in Android via Web Support in Robotium
                  • Compare Robotium with other testing frameworks
                  • Utilize the remote control feature in Robotium
                  • Implement different Robotium utilities
                  • Use Robotium with Maven

                  In Detail

                  Automation testing on mobile devices has been around for a number of years, although it has really taken off with the advent of the Robotium Framework. With the help of automating test cases, business components are extensively reused and complex test cases are executed. Due to a number of different key features added to the Robotium Framework, it has become the world’s leading Android test automation framework and most of the industry experts and professionals are using this framework for testing their Android business applications.

                  This practical guide will help you to create and execute automated test cases. You will also learn how to take advantage of the real power behind the Robotium Framework and all of its features, while being provided with a good grounding in how to use it in your Android test project.

                  Starting with learning how to set up an Android environment for using Robotium, this book will then look at the various features of the Robotium framework, and take you through numerous examples that will help you to take advantage of the new features in Robotium, quickly and painlessly.

                  This book will guide you through setting up the Android environment that is necessary to create a test project. You will also learn the benefits of using Robotium over other test frameworks, as well as solutions to the most common issues faced by users in this domain.


                  This is a step-by-step, example-oriented tutorial aimed at illustrating the various test scenarios and automation capabilities of Robotium.

                  Who this book is for

                  If you are an Android developer who is learning how to create test cases to test their application, and are looking to get a good grounding in different features in Robotium, this book is ideal for you. It’s assumed that you have some experience in Android development, as well be familiar with the Android test framework, as Robotium is a wrapper to Android test framework.

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