Explore Full Power of pCloudy Platform – Improve Quality, Speed and Efficiency

Anshuman Chatterjee
By Anshuman Chatterjee
September 20, 2017
2 min Read
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Explore Full Power of pCloudy Platform – Improve Quality, Speed and Efficiency

Explore Full Power of pCloudy


pCloudy understands that businesses need their apps to be rolled out faster than before, without bugs, crashes, functionality issues, UI glitches, memory drainage and well, everything wrong with every app you uninstalled on your phone within minutes of using them.

We simplify testing. More importantly, this platform will equip, enable and guide you to provide single-click access solutions to the battling issues that can easily drive a developer nuts. This platform allows you to test real Android and IOS devices directly from your browser using real Mobile Devices to click-and-perform Manual and Automated Testing for maximum coverage.

Here are the most frequently used App Testing Use Cases you might be interested in.

Manual App Testing

Automated Testing

Responsive Testing of Mobile Web

Next Gen Mobile App Testing

Continuous Integration

Integrate your own Tools

Anshuman Chatterjee
Anshuman Chatterjee

Anshuman Chatterjee is a technical consultant at pCloudy who enjoys traveling and singing. When he is not working, you would find him reading Sidney Sheldon and Agatha Christie.

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pCloudy Plugin for Jenkins

Avinash
By Avinash
June 9, 2016
5 min Read
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pCloudy Plugin for Jenkins

Jenkins Plugins

  • Deliver quality mobile apps continuously by automating the process of build integration using pCloudy Plugin for Jenkins
  • Test your mobile apps by setting automatic triggers to run your automation test scripts unattended on our real devices.
  • Use our easy and inexpensive solution to test your mobile apps on as many devices and environments as you need.

Download the plugin

http://pcloudy-content-distribution.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html?prefix=IDE%20Plugins/Jenkins/

Why use the pCloudy plugin with Jenkins?

Fast Feedback — Every time someone pushes new code into the source repository, it is crucial to ensure that the integrity of the software is maintained. The plug-in enables you to receive immediate feedback and to help you understand which changes when introduced, made either the compile/build cycle or the tests to fail, and how to revert it.

Streamlines and saves time – Spend less time on build integration and more time on app development. Much of the work of frequent integrations is handled by automated build and testing systems, meaning developer time isn’t wasted on large-scale error-ridden integrations. On the other hand, when app developers need to test their apps on a number of mobile devices, a cloud platform like pCloudy helps you to easily select, manage, or schedule real devices for app testing. It drastically reduces the amount of time spent on device management activities like maintenance of the devices and controlling the version of OS on the devices; and not just that, it also provides an access to a host of iOS and Android devices to install and test your app on.

Continuously and consistently improve app quality – Using Jenkins allows you to receive immediate feedback from automated testing whenever a new code is pushed. Further, by automating the testing on a range of real devices helps you to improve the quality of the app. With this integration of Jenkins and pCloudy, any bugs can be instantly detected and resolved, keeping the app software in a state where it can be safely released at any time.

Speedy Development — Automated build integration and automated tests running on Real devices can be triggered anytime, this enables decreased wait time and results in faster development and deployment. Additionally, integration costs are reduced as serious integration issues are less likely.

Using continuous integration tools like Jenkins with a mobile device cloud platform like pCloudy is a powerful combination that definitely unlocks faster, better and economical means of testing and releasing quality apps.

Installing the Plugin:

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:

  1. An account in pCloudy with enough credits.
  2. An API Access key for authentication with pCloudy.com
  3. Chrome Browser on local machine
  4. Jenkins installed on local machine
  5. Download Jenkins pCloudy plugin

Preparation:

How to install the plugin:

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

Jenkins Plugins

Navigate to Manage Plugins

Jenkins Plugins


Navigate to Advanced Tab

Mobile App Testing Tool


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

Jenkins Plugins

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?

Step 1: Launch Jenkins in a Web Browser

Step 2: Select New Item

Jenkins Automation Tool

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

Jenkins Testing Tool

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

Jenkins Automated Testing

Execute Test Suite on pCloudy will open a form

In Step 1, enter Authentication details for pCloudy

Jenkins Automation Tool

In Step 2, enter Execution details

Jenkins Automation Tool

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

Jenkins Automated Testing

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

Jenkins Testing Tool

Select a Build from the Build History

Jenkins Automation Tool

Select Console Output

Jenkins Automated Testing

Jenkins Testing Tool

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

Jenkins Plugins

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

Avinash
Avinash

Avinash Tiwari is a thought leader, a recognized keynote speaker, and the co-founder of pCloudy.com. He has 15+ experience in Product development and Testing. He brings with him a passion for emerging technology and quick adoption, both of which have solidified his reputation as a leader in the mobile app testing field.

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