Last updated: Nov 20, 2017 14:14
The Perfecto Gradle Plugin allows the tester to -
- Select a device or multiple devices from the Perfecto Lab to run Tests of mobile applications using either Android instrumentation or Apple XCTest/XCUITest.
- Install the application and test files onto the selected devices.
- Run the test methods on the devices.
- See the progress of the test set on the console.
- Access a DigitalZoom Report Library grid that presents the results of the tests.
The procedure presented here is used when the application and test files are available on the local disc storage and the plugin jar file is not installed.
What do we need to do
Executing the plugin, when not using an Android Studio project, is performed as follows
Create a new build.gradle file.
Add the lines to the build gradle file that define the location of the plugin library and the dependency on the plugin:
3a. To configure Gradle to automatically locate and download the plugin library add the following lines to build.gradle file:
3b. If the plugin library is already downloaded to a folder (for example: libs sub-folder) add the following lines to build.gradle file:
Add the line that defines the plugin task
- Add the plugin configuration settings - Lab authentication parameters
- Include the URL for the Perfecto Lab
Your personal Security Token, generated for the Perfecto Lab
- Create a configuration file (ConfigFile.json) as a JSON text file in a known folder (you will need the full path later).
Add the device selection parameters to the configuration file.
This example selects two devices - one that is a Samsung phone running Android 6.* or 7.* or 8.* (uses a regular expression), and one is randomly selected by the plugin.
Add the application parameters - identifying where the apk files are located.
- apkPath and testApkPath - for Android applications
appPath and testAppPath - for iOS applications
You can supply additional parameters if you need to limit the test application to only execute specific methods or classes.
Save the configuration file that should look something like the following:
Open a command-line (terminal) window in the folder where you want to execute the plugin.
Execute the plugin using the following command in the command-line window:
Here we also supply the full path to the Configuration File created in steps 5-9. Other configuration parameters (except for device selection) could be added to the command line.
- Select the devices as specified in the Device selection parameters of the configuration file [or a random device if no specification provided],
- Install the application and test apk files onto the device
- Run the test methods (based on the configuration parameters)
- Send output to the console window
- Generate an execution report that can be viewed in the DigitalZoom Reporting interface.
- During the execution, the plugin will report on the progress of the execution, and the completion of each test method to the command-line window.
- At the end of the execution, a high-level summary report of the completion status for each device used will be presented in the command-line window
Copy the report URL from the summary report on your console:
- Open the URL in your browser to access the execution report: