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

By Julian Harty, Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Checking out purposes for cellphones is tough, time-consuming, and tough to do successfully. many of us have constrained their checking out efforts to hands-on trying out of an software on a number of actual handsets, they usually need to repeat the method each time a new edition of the software program is able to try. they could leave out a few of the variations of real-world use, and accordingly their clients are left with the disagreeable mess of a failing program on their cell. try out automation may also help to extend the variety and scope of checking out, whereas lowering the overhead of handbook checking out of every model of the software program. despite the fact that automation isn't really a panacea, relatively for cellular purposes, so we have to decide our try automation demanding situations properly. This e-book is meant to assist software program and try engineers decide safely to accomplish extra; and therefore carry larger caliber, operating software program to clients. This Synthesis lecture offers useful suggestion in line with direct event of utilizing software program attempt automation to aid increase the checking out of quite a lot of cellular phone purposes, together with the newest AJAX purposes. the point of interest is on functions that depend upon a instant community connection to a distant server, but the rules might observe to different comparable fields and functions. we commence by means of explaining phrases and a few of the foremost demanding situations fascinated by checking out telephone purposes. next chapters describe a kind of software e.g. markup, AJAX, patron, via a comparable bankruptcy on tips to try out each one of those functions. universal try out automation recommendations are lined in a separate bankruptcy, and eventually there's a short bankruptcy on whilst to check manually. The ebook additionally comprises quite a few tips and hyperlinks to additional fabric that can assist you to enhance your checking out utilizing automation thoroughly.

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Let us move on to how we can automate some of the testing for mobile AJAX devices. • • • • 41 chapter 5 Testing Mobile AJAX Applications We should be able to automate many aspects of testing Mobile AJAX applications. We have several options in terms of automation, including: using desktop test automation tools; using embedded browsers; and even automating some of the more complete device emulators, such as the iPhone emulator included in Apple’s development tools. 1 USING DESKTOP BROWSER AUTOMATION TOOLS Desktop browser automation tools have a long pedigree and there are tens of tools available, both commercial and free-of-charge.

The underlying scripts are stored in HTML tables, and the language is called Selanese. Selanese can also be installed on the same web server as the application to be tested, this is called Selenium Core. And finally there is a client-server version which supports a range of programming languages. , on the iPhone; however, in practice it is not very appropriate for even moderately complex AJAX applications. More practically, Selenium RC can be used in a desktop web browser with HTTP header emulation.

2 illustrates a single example of metadata for a Nokia 6230i device. 2: Combining sources of data with an example of data for a phone. 4 Test Using Carrier Networks Carrier networks can sometimes affect the results returned, and sometimes even corrupt the content. , using a GPRS modem or a phone connected as a data modem) you should be able to run the tests over carrier networks and compare the responses returned over each carrier. Generally we expect all the responses to be identical (for the patterns and content we expect to receive).

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