Run Tests using Jenkins

An Overview:

pCloudy has released a plugin for Jenkins which provides you access to the platform for performing automation testing of mobile apps from within Jenkins on real devices.

Prerequisites:

  • An account in pCloudy with enough credits.
  • An API Access key for authentication with pCloudy.com
  • Chrome Browser on local machine
  • Jenkins installed on local machine
  • Download Jenkins pCloudy plugin

Preparation:

  • Make a note the API Username and API Access Key

How to install the plugin:

Download the Jenkins plugin for pCloudy

Launch Jenkins in a Web Browser -> Navigate to Manage Jenkins

manage jenkins

Navigate to Manage Plugins

manage plugins

Navigate to Advanced Tab

Advanced Tab

Scroll down to Upload Plugin -> Click Choose File -> Browse for pCloudyJenkinsPlugin.hpi

upload plugin

Click on Upload, and wait for the pCloudy plugin to be installed.

How to run automation test execution from Jenkins using pCloudy’s mobile device Cloud?

Launch Jenkins in a Web Browser

Select New Item

select new item

Enter a Name for a project, select Project Type and Click OK

enter a name for project

Navigate to Build -> Add build step -> select Execute Test Suite on pCloudy

navigate to build

Execute Test Suite on pCloudy will open a form

In Step 1, enter Authentication details for pCloudy

execute test

In Step 2, enter Execution details

enter execution details

a. CLI Path is a path where the test scripts are located. It can be in exe or jar format.

i. CLI Path for exe "C:\xyz.exe %USERNAME% %CLOUDURL%"

ii. CLI Path for jar "java -jar C:\xyz.jar %USERNAME% %CLOUDURL%"

Eg: java -jar C:/Users/user/Desktop/pCloudy/Jenkins/TestMunk-Automation.jar %CLOUDURL% %USERNAME% %APIKEY% %APPPATH% %DURATION% %DEVICES%

b. App Path is the location of the .apk or .ipa file

c. Duration is the total time required to execute the entire test script

In Step 3, Select Devices

Select Devices

Finally, once configuration is complete click Save or Apply

Running Automation Execution

The Build can be triggered automatically to start a build as soon as a change is made, or can be manually triggered by clicking Build Now

Viewing Console Output

Select the Project you are working on

select the project

Select a Build from the Build History

select a build

Select Console Output

select console output console output

View the Reports

The complete execution reports can be viewed in the HTML format

Scroll down to the end of a Build's Console Output

View the reports

The complete execution report will be available in the path provided in the Console Output