WHAT IS APPIUM TESTING?
APPIUM is a freely distributed open-source test automation tool used for mobile application UI Testing Framework. Or in other words, it is an open-source automation mobile testing tool, which is used to test the application. It allows users to test several types of mobile applications such as Native, Hybrid and Mobile Web using standard WebDriver library and supports automation test on physical devices as well as an emulator or simulator both. It offers a “cross-platform tool” i.e. it allows you to write tests on multiple platforms like iOS, Android, Windows by using the same APIs.
The demand for mobile applications is high, in today’s Development area. Currently, people are converting their websites into mobile apps. Therefore, it is very necessary to know about mobile software automation testing technology and also stay connected with new technology. Appium is a mobile application testing tool that is currently trending in Mobile Automation Testing Technology.
BASIC CONCEPTS OF APPIUM :
2. THE APPIUM SERVER : When we download the Appium application, we basically download the server. The Appium Server has been programmed using Node js and implements Selenium WebDrive. It allows developers to the use of in-built WebDriver client for launching tests, following that, your mobile application starts acting like a web application, where the DOM is represented by View hierarchy.
4 MAINTAINING SESSIONS : Automation can be scheduled the best in the context of a session. The clients have to initiate a session with the server in a specific way for each library, but they end up sending a POST session request to the server, instead, along with a JSON object known as the ‘desired capabilities’ object. In such cases, the server begins an automated session and responds with a session ID, which is used for transmitting further commands.
5 DESIRED CAPABILITIES : A set of keys and values are created using a map or a hashmap; these are known as Desired capabilities. They are transmitted to the server to create customised sessions according to the developers’ needs. There are also dynamic desired capabilities, which can modify the behaviour of the server while automated testing is going on. For instance, we might set the “platform-name” as iOS to create an iOS session, instead of Windows and Android.