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The Appium test automation framework is used by many dev teams. Whether you’re already using Appium or just getting started on mobile testing basics, it’s important to master the Appium basics.
Consider this your guide to Appium basics.
We’ll cover everything from the pros and cons of the Appium framework to tutorials for using Appium in your environment.
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Appium is an open-source test automation framework for conducting app testing on a variety of platforms, including iOS, Android, and Windows using a WebDriver. The Appium framework supports end-to-end testing in multiple languages.
You can download Appium from GitHub to get started.
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Appium isn’t the only test automation framework on the market.
So, how do you know if Appium is the right framework for your team and project?
You’ll want to consider language, test type, ease of Continuous Integration (CI), and who will be using it — among other things.
For instance, Appium is best used by QA teams for black box testing.
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The Appium framework is popular and used by many teams. But do you know everything you need to know to be successful with Appium?
When it comes to using Appium, you might need a little extra help getting started. Especially if there are advanced Appium features you want to take advantage of.
You’ll, of course, want to consider platform and programming language. But you should also consider…
How should you approach using Appium? Are there other tools you need to make Appium complete? What about matching skillsets and methodologies? Or reporting on your testing efforts?
Brush up on Appium tutorials, including:
Or check out our recorded webinar below — Sharpening Your Test Automation Skills With Appium:
While Appium is the go-to framework for mobile test automation, it can be complex. It gets even more complicated when automating advanced test scenarios.
Mobile functions like face ID, deteriorating network conditions, competing apps, video streaming, and fingerprint testing can be tricky for testers.
Here are the Appium questions we often hear. Learn about advanced Appium testing. And get our expert input on challenges in Appium in our blog, 14 of Your Appium Questions Answered.
Appium is the de facto mobile automation framework. But you may not be getting all you can out of it. Appium automation is capable of advanced testing scenarios you may not be aware of. In fact, you can automate things like video streaming, face ID authentication, and more. Learn these tips and tricks in our blog, Mobile Testing With Appium: 3 Advanced Automation Techniques.
Other Appium advanced use cases:
Appium provides a great framework for testing on iOS and Android. But you can’t rely on Appium alone to satisfy your test automation needs. The best way to use Appium is to leverage it as part of your automated testing toolset.
Your automated testing toolset isn’t complete without:
The best way to get access to these capabilities is to integrate Appium with Perfecto.
Related Reading >> Appium With Perfecto: The Benefits of Going Beyond Open-Source Appium
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