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Robotium Automated Testing for Android

Hrushikesh Zadgaonkar

Create and execute automated test cases for your Android apps using this hands-on guide to Robotium. A comprehensive guide to the framework, it takes you from first principles to advanced features and utilities.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782168010
Paperback94 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Robotium
Robotium framework
Features and benefits
Setting up an Android environment
Chapter 2: Creating a Test Project Using Robotium
Creating the AUT
Creating a test project
Creating a test case
Adding the Robotium library
Adding the package name in AndroidManifest.xml
Robotium's test case code
Running the test case
Chapter 3: Robotium APIs
API calls
Resource ID in Robotium
Understanding internationalization
Chapter 4: Web Support in Robotium
API set
Hybrid test example
Chapter 5: Comparison with Other Frameworks
UI Automator
Chapter 6: Remote Control in Robotium
Software Automation Framework Support
Working of a Remote Control for Android
Robotium Remote Control using SAFS
Chapter 7: Other Robotium Utilities
The RobotiumUtils class
XPath API and syntax
Robotium for pre-installed applications
Chapter 8: Robotium with Maven
Automate Android app built with Maven
Build Android tests using Maven

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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