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

By Julian Harty, Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Trying out functions for cellphones is tough, time-consuming, and tough to do successfully. many folks have constrained their trying out efforts to hands-on trying out of an program on a couple 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 a number of the variations of real-world use, and therefore their clients are left with the disagreeable mess of a failing software on their cell. attempt automation might help to extend the variety and scope of trying out, whereas decreasing the overhead of guide trying out of every model of the software program. even though automation isn't a panacea, really for cellular purposes, so we have to choose our try out automation demanding situations correctly. This booklet is meant to aid software program and try engineers choose properly to accomplish extra; and as a result bring larger caliber, operating software program to clients. This Synthesis lecture offers functional suggestion in response to direct adventure of utilizing software program try out automation to assist increase the checking out of a variety of cell phone purposes, together with the newest AJAX purposes. the point of interest is on purposes that depend upon a instant community connection to a distant server, but the ideas may possibly observe to different similar fields and functions. we begin through explaining phrases and a few of the foremost demanding situations taken with checking out phone purposes. next chapters describe a kind of software e.g. markup, AJAX, purchaser, through a comparable bankruptcy on tips to attempt every one of those purposes. universal try out automation innovations are lined in a separate bankruptcy, and at last there's a short bankruptcy on whilst to check manually. The publication additionally comprises a variety of tips and hyperlinks to extra fabric that will help you to enhance your checking out utilizing automation safely.

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2. Create a request object, using one of the methods provided by urllib. Testing Techniques for Markup Applications 23 3. Make the request to retrieve the contents of the mobile search page, and assign the response to the response object. 4. The content of the response is returned using the read() method. We can now test the content directly by using standard Python functionality. So with four simple lines of code we have the page content. 2: Display the HTTP response headers for WML. 3: Display the content type response header for WML.

1 A Test to Detect if Google Maps Is Offered to Mobile Users Let us start by using a simple search to find out whether Google Maps is mentioned anywhere on the page. 8: Using string search to find out if the content contains Google Maps. find() returns -1. 9: The String search returns -1 if the string is not found. So, a simple string search is enough to get us started, and here indicates that the string “Google Maps” is contained in the returned content. , to find and extract the URL for the download and make sure the page does not have multiple links to Google Maps, etc.

1: Google search results. , error messages that should not be in the responses. By detecting failures explicitly the tests will be more reliable (harder to fool) and errors can be handled sooner, rather than the test meekly waiting for the “expected result” until a timeout occurs. 2 EXAMPLES WRITTEN IN PYTHON The examples here are written in Python, a flexible programming language that is easy to experiment with interactively as well as being able to handle large-scale programs. Several other programming languages are able to provide similar capabilities, so try yours if you don’t find Python suitable.

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