Improve your Android applications through intensive testing and debugging
About This Book
- Focus on Android instrumentation testing to ensure full application coverage
- Apply testing techniques and utilize tools to improve Android application development
- Build intensively tested and bug free Android applications
Who This Book Is For
If you are an Android developer looking to test your applications or optimize your application development process, then this book is for you. No previous experience in application testing is required.
This book is a practical introduction to readily available techniques, frameworks, and tools to thoroughly test your Android applications and improve project development.
You will learn the Java testing framework, how to create a test case and debug it. Next, you’ll be walked through using the Android SDK to test using the ActivityTestCase and ActivityUnitTest classes as well as discussing popular testing libraries. Through examples you will test files, databases, ContentProviders, exceptions, services, and test your app using Espresso. You will discover how to manage your Android testing environment using Android emulators, deep dive into how adb and the emulator can super charge your testing automation, and also test user interactions with monkeyrunner. You will be guided through different testing methodologies including Test-driven Development and Behavior-driven Development and will learn how to perform Unit and Functional testing applying them to your Android projects. You will also use continuous integration techniques for ultimate application quality control using Gradle and Jenkins.
By the end of the book, you’ll be looking through alternative testing tactics including Fest and Spoon to build upon and expand your Android testing range and finesse.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started with Testing
Chapter 2. Understanding Testing with the Android SDK
Chapter 3. Baking with Testing Recipes
Chapter 4. Managing Your Android Testing Environment
Chapter 5. Discovering Continuous Integration
Chapter 6. Practicing Test-driven Development
Chapter 7. Behavior-driven Development
Chapter 8. Testing and Profiling Performance
Chapter 9. Alternative Testing Tactics