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From julio cesar sanchez <>
Subject Re: An idea for manually testing plugins
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:30:15 GMT
+1 to appium

2016-12-05 23:33 GMT+01:00 Filip Maj <>:

> Hi, it's me again!
> How I'd like to contribute to Cordova is to help automate the stuff
> that saves committers having to take the manual time to do themselves.
> I think a good first goal would be to help automate as much of
> platform release testing as possible [1]. The autotests seem to be
> handled relatively well by the CI system so far (if anyone feels this
> is not true, please speak up! I want to hear about what works and what
> does not). The other part of mobile-spec-based platform release
> testing is to "run the manual tests". After reading the
> cordova-plugin-test-framework README [2], I thought this would be a
> good place to give plugin developers some better tools to deal with
> testing complex UI interactions that the autotests can't handle on
> their own. I was thinking appium [3] would be a good tool to
> complement that in this case. It gives us UI hooks into both web and
> natives contexts within hybrid applications, plus it also allows us to
> inject JavaScript into the web context. Wondering what others think?
> I could then foresee, with a little bit of scaffolding, a way to
> string plugins' appium tests together to fully automate the 'manual'
> testing of plugin tests during platform release testing.
> Let me know what y'all think!
> [1]
> [2]
> defining-manual-tests
> [3]
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