Automation Testing With Espresso

 

Now you can run your Espresso Scripts on hundreds of Mobile devices over pCloudy.com.

Espresso is a testing framework for Android apps. The platform allows you to write concise and reliable Android UI tests. pCloudy.com provides you the platform to run these scripts on multiple mobile devices of your choice.

Here are the steps for running your Test Scripts on multiple Android Devices:

  • Login over www.pcloudy.com with your registered Email ID & Password.
  • Choose Instrumentation Type based on your Test Scripts you’ve written. pCloudy provides support for Instrumentation Type
  • (InstrumentationTestRunner, AndroidJUnitRunner) for Android. For more information, see Instrumentation in the Testing Fundamentals section of the Android Developer Tools documentation.
  • Go to the Automator Page
  • Select Android OS version & Manufacturer
  • Choose Espresso (to run Espresso Scripts)
  • Select Instrumentation Type (TestInstrumentationRunner/AndroidJUnitRunner).
  • Select Application .apk file (the App to be tested)
  • Select Test Script .apk file (the Test Script developed for testing)
  • Enter Single Device execution Time (Time required for the entire script to be executed on single device)
  • Enter Name of your Test Cycle (this name will represent your Test Cycle)
  • Click on Schedule Test Cycle

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In the next step, you need to confirm schedule of test automation. Here, you can see your selected application, test script, device etc.

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Further, you get a pop up message of test automation schedule confirmation.

Click on OK to proceed.

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Go to your mailbox and open pCloudy Automation Alert mail.
Click on the given link “Click to view Report”.

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Finally, you get result of your scheduled test automation.

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Espresso with pCloudy

 
Now, run your Espresso Scripts on hundreds of Mobile devices and build quality apps faster than ever.

Several Mobile Automation Frameworks like Robotium, Calabash, Appium , KIF & uiautomator have been developed in recent years. Among a few popular ones, Espresso is one of them.

You probably know, Espresso is a testing framework for Android apps. It is predominantly used by developers and testers for testing user interactions (UI) to ensure that users do not encounter crashes or unexpected results while using an app.

There are several benefits of using Espresso, the primary ones are:

  • It automatically synchronises test actions with the UI of the app being tested. Meaning? To improve the reliability of tests, it detects when the main thread is idle and runs the test commands at the appropriate time.
  • This capability also relieves you from having to add any timing workarounds, such as a sleep period in your test code.
  • Espresso has an API that is small, easy to learn and built on top of the Android instrumentation framework.
  • It also supports testing activities outside the app like camera, browser and dialer etc which Appium does not support.

However, when you have limited time and money it is a challenge to take full advantage of your Espresso scripts in improving the quality of your apps. Luckily, there are ways to overcome this.

Conventionally, you would spend a huge amount of money to purchase several Android devices, and spend endless hours running your scripts independently on each device. Today, thankfully you don’t have to do this anymore, there is good news. With the help of a cloud-based testing platform like pCloudy.com, you can run your scripts on hundreds on real mobile devices in parallel.

Yes, using pCloudy.com you can test your apps on any device of your choice and pay a just minimum price for the time you’ve used the device. You can not only save money, but you can also save your time by running your test scripts on multiple devices in parallel and get a detailed execution report.
 

Here’s how you can use Espresso on pCloudy devices:

Accelerate your app development with pCloudy today!