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

By Julian Harty, Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Checking out purposes for cell phones is hard, time-consuming, and difficult to do successfully. many of us have restricted their trying out efforts to hands-on checking out of an software 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 attempt. they could omit the various variations of real-world use, and for that reason their clients are left with the disagreeable mess of a failing program on their telephone. try out automation can assist to extend the diversity and scope of trying out, whereas decreasing the overhead of guide trying out of every model of the software program. although automation isn't a panacea, relatively for cellular purposes, so we have to decide our attempt automation demanding situations properly. This ebook is meant to assist software program and try out engineers decide thoroughly to accomplish extra; and for that reason convey greater caliber, operating software program to clients. This Synthesis lecture offers functional suggestion in line with direct adventure of utilizing software program try out automation to assist enhance the checking out of a variety of cell phone functions, together with the most recent AJAX functions. the focal point is on functions that depend upon a instant community connection to a distant server, but the ideas may possibly follow to different comparable fields and functions. we begin through explaining phrases and a few of the most important demanding situations desirous about checking out phone purposes. next chapters describe a kind of program e.g. markup, AJAX, customer, through a similar bankruptcy on how you can try out each one of those functions. universal try automation suggestions are coated in a separate bankruptcy, and at last there's a short bankruptcy on while to check manually. The booklet additionally comprises quite a few tips and hyperlinks to extra fabric that will help you to enhance your trying out utilizing automation adequately.

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Testing Techniques for Markup Applications 29 3. These two lines are commented out (using the # character). These are examples of debugging the helper method and these lines are generally removed once we have debugged the method. 4. xml_children[0] we restrict the match to one part of the XML structure in the response. 5. Return the match, if found. Otherwise the helper method will return None (a Python reserved word that we use to indicate no match was found). 6. This is a standard convention in Python to execute the subsequent code iff the script is being run directly (rather than as part of a library).

4. xml_children[0] we restrict the match to one part of the XML structure in the response. 5. Return the match, if found. Otherwise the helper method will return None (a Python reserved word that we use to indicate no match was found). 6. This is a standard convention in Python to execute the subsequent code iff the script is being run directly (rather than as part of a library). 7. Test the helper function by searching for “Google Maps”. 4 Make a basic HTTP request. Set the content-type to control the markup language returned by the web server.

34 a practical guide to testing wireless smartphone applications Weaknesses: • • • • • Relies on the quality of the mobile device database, which has proven to be inaccurate. Each issue needs to be identified, quantified and coded. The coding tends to require some technical understanding of the underlying markup language, regular expressions and/or XPATHs, and Java. False positives need to be tested manually (and false negatives need to be fixed too). Does not currently simulate user-input. , JavaScript).

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