Publish Date: August 24, 2017
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Appium Training
Course Description: Why choose ALPI for Appium training?
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This workshop is designed to teach participants how the functionality of Appium and how to begin the process of building an automated framework.

Upon successful completion of the workshop, the candidate will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Duration 4 day(s)
Time 9 - 5 pm
Price $2,940
Labs This workshop is offered as a series of hands-on “projects” that require participants to understand, design, and implement components of an automated testing framework.
Intended Audience This is a mid- to advanced-level workshop for automation testers and developers.
Prerequisites A background in programming (e.g. Java) and/or scripting and understanding of basic Appium features.
DAY 1:

Introduction to Appium

Why chose Appium?
Main Philosophy (4 principles that guided the Appium architecture)
Appium Structure

Appium's HTTP/JSON request/response Protocol
Client Libraries
Server Architecture
Rest API
Install and Configuration

Eclipse or Intelij (we will focus on Appium/Java libraries)
Appium components
Android SDK and emulators
Setting up client-libraries and Selenium (prerequisite for writing Appium test cases)
Things you need to know before developing iOS scripts with Appium
Appium GUI

Difference between Windows & Mac (limitations you should know about)
Object Inspector
Android, iOS, General, Developer, and Robot settings
Starting and Stopping Appium server from code
DAY 2:

Identifying UI elements

Developing a sample Android application
Finding Elements with UIAutomator
Understanding the difference between iOS and Android elements
Understanding the UISelector Class
Implicit and Explicit Wait
Framework Design

Page Object Model (Appium community best practice)
Writing and executing suite of tests for your sample application using POM
Controlling test flows with TestNG’s xml capabilities and Maven projects
Understanding TestNG and tagging
TestNG for capturing results & reports
Client Libraries:
Java Exercise (this will be the main example throughout the class)
Python Exercise (example to demonstrate language-of-choice flexibilities)
Developing repeatable functions:
Testing the calculator application
Testing a simple text message
Test adding a new contact
Reorganizing POM into a Keyword framework
Drivers and Capabilities

How Appium leverages Selenium Webdriver
Understanding Web, Appium, iOS, and Android Drivers
How to decide which driver to instantiate
How to control Appium’s ‘Desired Capabilities’
DAY 3:

Touch Actions and Events- Handling user gestures with Appium

Drag and Drop
Android Input Key Events
Swipe Test
Scroll Test
Tapping an Element
Setting up Appium Execution Environment

Selenium Grid for parallel execution on multiple Emulators
Configuring devices & emulators
Batch processing and Shell scripts
DAY 4:

Framework Enhancements

Continue adding repeatable functions
Expanding test cases
Advance logic, reusable functions
Considerations for maintaining the framework for iOS and Android apps
Additional Topics

Deployment strategies
Running on Emulators vs. real devices vs. a device cloud
Appium Desktop
Differences between Appium CLI and Desktop
Pros and Cons of using Desktop
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