A Practical Guide to Testing Wireless Smartphone by Julian Harty, Mahadev Satyanarayanan

By Julian Harty, Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Checking out purposes for cellphones is hard, time-consuming, and difficult to do successfully. many of us have constrained their trying out efforts to hands-on checking out of an program on a number of actual handsets, and so they need to repeat the method each time a re-creation of the software program is able to try. they could pass over some of the diversifications of real-world use, and accordingly their clients are left with the disagreeable mess of a failing program on their telephone. try automation may also help to extend the variety and scope of trying out, whereas decreasing the overhead of guide checking out of every model of the software program. although automation isn't a panacea, fairly for cellular purposes, so we have to decide our attempt automation demanding situations properly. This e-book is meant to aid software program and attempt engineers decide correctly to accomplish extra; and accordingly carry greater caliber, operating software program to clients. This Synthesis lecture offers functional recommendation in accordance with direct adventure of utilizing software program try automation to aid increase the checking out of a variety of cellular phone purposes, together with the newest AJAX functions. the point of interest is on purposes that depend upon a instant community connection to a distant server, but the rules may well follow to different comparable fields and functions. we begin through explaining phrases and a few of the most important demanding situations concerned with checking out telephone purposes. next chapters describe a kind of software e.g. markup, AJAX, customer, by way of a comparable bankruptcy on how you can try out every one of those purposes. universal try automation concepts are coated in a separate bankruptcy, and eventually there's a short bankruptcy on whilst to check manually. The e-book additionally comprises quite a few guidelines and hyperlinks to additional fabric that will help you to enhance your trying out utilizing automation accurately.

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We get their feedback and support, and they are able to use and extend our work. , to replace the UI with a text equivalent (sometimes known as a “headless” version). While doing so may seem like extra work, generally the debugging tools are less sophisticated than when debugging server code. Also, once you have a headless version, the tests should be able to run without (much) human involvement, unlike testing through the UI. Consider reducing problems to their essential details, to divide-and-conquer issues.

Implementing support in our tests to process scripting support is significantly harder. If Testing Techniques for Markup Applications 35 your tests need to process scripts, consider using third-party open-source libraries such as HtmlUnit. Location can be inferred from data such as source IP address and other factors such as phonespecific HTTP headers. User preferences are often stored in cookies and cookie content can be added relatively easily to HTTP requests. Some more sophisticated cookie strategies require more involved programming to mimic the behavior of the way a device handles them.

2 Using Regular Expressions in Our Test Four more lines of Python code are enough to perform the regular expression match and return the link to the download page. 10: Using a regular expression to get the download link for Google Maps. Here are the four steps required: 1. Import the re regular expression module (provided as a standard Python library module). 2. Define and compile the regular expression. * characters mean: match any characters between the href and the string “Google Maps”. 3. Perform the search on the content of the web results.

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