Summarizing the Enterprise Appium by Experitest Blog Series – Part 5
Part 5 – The Enterprise Appium by Experitest Blog Series in Brief
It is time to wrap up our Enterprise Appium blog series and tie it with a nice bow.
If you have been reading along for the past 4 blog posts, this is a nice summary of the Enterprise Appium blog series. If you are new to the blog series, welcome.
Note: All the information in today’s post is available in much greater via the links below.
We have focused on the mighty task of introducing a new product. Enterprise Appium by Experitest, is a commercial, enhanced version of the Appium open-source tool suitable for large-scale Enterprise deployments.
In our ongoing blog series, we first discussed Enterprise demands in mobile app testing. Second, we covered why testers prefer Appium mobile app automation. The third post was about the challenges inherent in using Appium. Our fourth post gave a detailed explanation of Enterprise Appium by Experitest and how it can help your mobile app testing.
Let’s sum up the conversation with a brief overview of the entire series:
First, we took a look at Enterprise Demands in the Mobile App Testing World
The needs of Enterprises when it comes to testing and releasing their mobile applications are simple in concept, but complex in execution.
Quick Go-to-Market – Releasing, maintaining, and updating an Enterprise app is critical because it can set a company apart from their competitors.
Flawless Functionality and Performance – In order for an Enterprise app to be successful, iOS testing needs to have the same importance as Android testing.
Highly Secured Environment – Enterprise testing environments must be as secure as the rest of their internal systems. Enterprises need extensive VPNs and network protections to ensure their networks and systems are secure.
Second, we examined why mobile app testers prefer Appium Mobile App Automation. Appium mobile app automation has become the go-to open source software for mobile testing.
There 3 main reasons why Appium has enjoyed almost overnight success.
Leading Open Source Software – Open source software is attractive in that it is free and supported by an active community of developers and experts.
Based on the Selenium WebDriver – Appium is a wrapper that translates commands on Selenium into iOS and Android commands. This means that all Selenium’s functionality is available in the software.
Becoming the De Facto Standard Mobile Testing Tool – This specifically refers to the ability for users and developers to keep the software at the cutting edge of the mobile application testing market.
That is not to say that Appium is perfect. Far from it, as we discussed in our third blog post.
The main challenges of using Appium for mobile app testing.
Setting-up and Scaling-up – Appium, is only installed locally. That makes using it in a highly-secured Enterprise environment almost impossible.
Test Development – Enterprise app testers must have the capability to identify elements and control them within their applications. If an application needs to use a device’s microphone, camera, or NFC chip it needs testing. These types of tests are not supported in Appium.
Test Management – Appium users usually need to spend a lot of time connecting the Appium software to third-party reporting systems.
In Part 4 we solved all those problems by giving a detailed overview of Enterprise Appium by Experitest and its core capabilities.
We combined Appium’s core software and functionality with our SeeTestAutomation software and the result is a complete end-to-end testing solution.
Scale Local Automation to an Enterprise Environment – The core Appium software is designed to test locally on a small number of devices. Projects in Enterprise Appium can be easily scaled to include hundreds of devices, and thousands of tests.
Add Remote Capabilities Critical for Offshore Teams – Enterprise testing developers are able to connect to the SeeTestCloud and connect from anywhere at any time.
Quick & Easy Set-up and Scripting – Setting up is as simple as downloading an installer. Hardware and device dependencies that are a major drawback in the base Appium tool have been eliminated with Enterprise Appium by Experitest.
Increased Functionality – Once testing Enterprise Appium by Experitest provides the ability to automate tests beyond the application itself.
Performance Testing Capabilities –Within Enterprise Appium by Experitest, Enterprises can emulate any real-world network condition. This gives testers monitoring tools that can measure battery usage, CPU, device memory and more.
Fully Customizable Reporting – Enterprise Appium includes a fully customizable reporting tool.
The Enterprise Appium bottom line.
- Set-up quickly and easily, and start scripting without needing to learn any technical scripting language.
- Enjoy 24/7 support and maintenance, including support for new releases and the ability to request new features.
- Experitest gives Enterprise clients a clear roadmap with full visibility of the tool as it develops.
- Increase Functionality and Performance with the ability to test outside of the application, and your application’s memory and CPU usage on each device.
- Give offshore testing teams access to your on-premise device cloud and they can test on any device anywhere at any time.
Check out our other posts in this blog series:
Take a free trial of our Mobile Application Testing Tools: SeeTestAutomation | SeeTestManual | Enterprise Appium by Experitest | Mobile Add-On for UFT | SeeTestCloud Online | SeeTestCloud Onsite | SeeTest Network Virtualization | Mobile Add-On for Load Runner