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pCloudy Plugin for Eclipse IDE


Eclipse IDE

 

An Overview

pCloudy provides a plugin for Eclipse IDE. Using the plugin you can perform both manual and automation testing of mobile apps. The plugin provides a user interface to connect to the pCloudy platform. You can upload apps, book devices and perform your testing right from your IDE.

 

For Manual Testing

Upload your app to the cloud drive, select the device, and perform the manual testing of your app right from Eclipse.

 

For Automation Testing

This plugin helps you get a pseudo code for your Test Scripts to run on multiple pCloudy Real Devices in Parallel. Just install the plugin, login to pCloudy.com, upload your app, select devices and get the pseudo code.

 

Prerequisites

  • You have an account over pCloudy with enough credits.
  • Latest web browsers on local machine
  • Latest version of Eclipse
  • Eclipse pCloudy plugin

Preparation

  • Reference the JAR files to Eclipse
  • Make a note the API Username and API Access Key

Steps to be followed

Launch Eclipse > go to Help menu of Eclipse > click Install New Software > Copy and paste the below Eclipse plugin address in Work with textbox.
http://eclipseplugin.pcloudy.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/

  • Click on Add, a new pop up window of Add Repository will open
  • Enter Name and Location, click on OK
  • Check pCloudy checkbox and then click on Next

Available Software

Now, you need to install pCloudy Eclipse Connector. Click on Next to begin pCloudy Eclipse Connector installation.
pCloudy-Eclipse-Connector

Further, check I accept the terms of the license agreements checkbox and click on Finish.
review-licensed

Installation of pCloudy Eclipse Connector begins.
installing-software

On completion of pCloudy Eclipse Connector installation successfully, an alert message appears. Click on OK to proceed pCloudy plugin.
pcloudy-plugin

Now, enter Cloud URL of pCloudy along with registered Username and Access Key over pCloudy to login successfully. Click on Apply and then OK.
preferences

Now, you are able to perform Automation/Manual testing of apps based on Appium TestScripts/pCloudy/OpKey or Test as per your requirement.
 

Automation Testing of App

To perform automation testing of your app, here’s a checklist you need to prepare for Automation
Here, we are discussing about Test Automation of apps by over pCloudy.
Select Automation & pCloudy and then upload your app to be tested.
Click on Next to proceed.
upload-app

Select duration and filter list of devices by using given filter parameters (Android/iOS, Manufacturer, and Version). Select desired device (Ex. Samsung) and click on Next.
select-devices

Finally, you get pseudo code for performing Test Automation. You can copy it to clipboard or copy it manually by selecting entire pseudo code.
connect-device

You will need the pCloudy java connector jar file for the above code to work. The pCloudy-java-conector.jar contains the API wrappers, classes & methods to use the pCloudy RestfulAPIs(without knowing how to call rest webservices from java). The gson.jar is a well known, opensource google library. You should add the pCloudy-java-connector.jar in its build path as a reference within your java project containing appium scripts. See this link to learn how to add reference in eclipse.
You can download pCloudy-java-connector.jar & gson.jar(a dependancy of the pCloudy-java-connector.jar)

 

Manual Testing of App

If you want to perform Manual Testing of apps over pCloudy through Eclipse then select Manual way and pCloudy and upload app to be tested. Click on Next to proceed.
upload-app-manual

Select duration and filter list of devices by using given filter parameters (Android/iOS, Manufacturer, and Version). Select desired device (Ex. Samsung) and click on Next.
select-devices-automation

Now, you are recommended to open pCloudy in browser. Click on Open in browser and then on Finish.
open-in-browser

When you click on Finish, pCloudy login page opens in eclipse. Now, you can login and perform manual testing on selected device as well
login-to-start-testing

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