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

By Julian Harty, Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Checking out functions for cell phones is hard, time-consuming, and difficult to do successfully. many of us have constrained their trying out efforts to hands-on checking 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 the various variations of real-world use, and subsequently their clients are left with the disagreeable mess of a failing program on their telephone. attempt automation might help to extend the diversity and scope of checking out, whereas decreasing the overhead of guide checking out of every model of the software program. besides the fact that automation isn't a panacea, really for cellular purposes, so we have to choose our try automation demanding situations correctly. This booklet is meant to assist software program and try engineers decide effectively to accomplish extra; and consequently bring larger caliber, operating software program to clients. This Synthesis lecture presents useful suggestion according to direct adventure of utilizing software program attempt automation to aid enhance the checking out of a variety of cell phone purposes, together with the newest AJAX purposes. the focal point is on functions that depend on a instant community connection to a distant server, but the rules might observe to different similar fields and purposes. we commence via explaining phrases and a few of the most important demanding situations concerned about checking out cellphone purposes. next chapters describe a kind of software e.g. markup, AJAX, purchaser, by means of a comparable bankruptcy on the way to try every one of those purposes. universal try automation thoughts are coated in a separate bankruptcy, and eventually there's a short bankruptcy on whilst to check manually. The ebook additionally comprises various tips and hyperlinks to additional fabric that can assist you to enhance your trying out utilizing automation correctly.

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1+UP. 1+UP. 7: Adding a user-agent string to emulate a Nokia 6230. 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.

The rules are defined in a Document Type Definition (DTD); 3. The content is within a pair of tags (the other is the last line of the example); 4. wml which helps the browser to interpret the content correctly; 5. ” Cards can be grouped into a “deck”; 6. “onevent” contains an action to be performed. Here the variable “q” is set to an empty string when the page loads in the phone’s WML browser. “q” is the query parameter passed to Google’s search engine; and 7. An anchor contains an action, here to perform a search by passing in the parameters, identified as “postfield”, to the relative address on the server specified in the href parameter.

16 a practical guide to testing wireless smartphone applications 4. The content type is set to application/xhtml+xml Setting the content type helps the browser to interpret the content correctly; 5. A link to the Google logo. The image is smaller and simpler than the one delivered to desktop web browsers such as Firefox; 6. Here is a link to promote Google Maps for mobile devices. This promotion only offered to mobile users, and is something we may want to test for; 7. When the user submits their search, the contents are passed to a mobile-specific version of Google search; and 8.

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