NodeJS Automated App Testing

First, make sure you have installed NodeJS. If you haven't, you can easily install it by downloading NodeJS from http://nodejs.org/download/

Getting Started

With TestingBot you can easily run your automated tests with any NodeJS test framework, here's a simple example with wd:

npm install -g wd

Real Device Testing


This will download and install a sample Android app we built. It will add two numbers to a textinput and display the sum of the two numbers.

var wd = require('wd');
var assert = require('assert');
var asserters = wd.asserters;
var testingbotKey = "api_key",
testingbotSecret = "api_secret";

desiredCaps = {
  'name': 'My First App Test',
  'deviceName' : 'Galaxy S8',
  'platformName': 'Android',
  'version': '9.0',
  'app' : 'https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.apk',
  'realDevice': true
};
driver = wd.promiseRemote("http://" + testingbotKey + ":" + testingbotSecret + "@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub");

driver
  .init(desiredCaps)
  .then(function () {
    return driver.waitForElementByAccessibilityId('inputA', asserters.isDisplayed && asserters.isEnabled, 30000);
  })
  .then(function (inputA) {
    return inputA.sendKeys("10");
  })
  .then(function () {
    return driver.waitForElementByAccessibilityId('inputB', asserters.isDisplayed && asserters.isEnabled, 30000);
  })
  .then(function (inputB) {
    return inputB.sendKeys("5");
  })
  .then(function () {
    return driver.waitForElementByAccessibilityId('sum', asserters.isDisplayed && asserters.isEnabled, 30000);
  })
  .then(function (textOutput) {
    return textOutput.text().then(function(value) {
      if (value === "15")
        assert(true);
      else
        assert(false);
    });
  })
  .fin(function() { return driver.quit(); })
  .done();

Make sure to always stop your test (.done()), otherwise it will continue running, leading to a timeout.

This will download and install a sample iOS app we built. It will add two numbers to a textinput and display the sum of the two numbers.

var wd = require('wd');
var assert = require('assert');
var asserters = wd.asserters;
var testingbotKey = "api_key",
testingbotSecret = "api_secret";

desiredCaps = {
  'name': 'My First App Test',
  'deviceName' : 'iPhone XR',
  'platformName': 'iOS',
  'version': '12.1',
  'app' : 'https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.ipa',
  'realDevice': true
};
driver = wd.promiseRemote("http://" + testingbotKey + ":" + testingbotSecret + "@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub");

driver
  .init(desiredCaps)
  .then(function () {
    return driver.waitForElementByAccessibilityId('inputA', asserters.isDisplayed && asserters.isEnabled, 30000);
  })
  .then(function (inputA) {
    return inputA.sendKeys("10");
  })
  .then(function () {
    return driver.waitForElementByAccessibilityId('inputB', asserters.isDisplayed && asserters.isEnabled, 30000);
  })
  .then(function (inputB) {
    return inputB.sendKeys("5");
  })
  .fin(function() { return driver.quit(); })
  .done();

Make sure to always stop your test (.done()), otherwise it will continue running, leading to a timeout.

Simulator/Emulator Testing


This will download and install a sample Android app we built. It will add two numbers to a textinput and display the sum of the two numbers.

var wd = require('wd');
var assert = require('assert');
var asserters = wd.asserters;
var testingbotKey = "api_key",
testingbotSecret = "api_secret";

desiredCaps = {
  'name': 'My First App Test',
  'deviceName' : 'Nexus 7',
  'platformName': 'Android',
  'version': '7.1',
  'app' : 'https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.apk'
};
driver = wd.promiseRemote("http://" + testingbotKey + ":" + testingbotSecret + "@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub");

driver
  .init(desiredCaps)
  .then(function () {
    return driver.waitForElementByAccessibilityId('inputA', asserters.isDisplayed && asserters.isEnabled, 30000);
  })
  .then(function (inputA) {
    return inputA.sendKeys("10");
  })
  .then(function () {
    return driver.waitForElementByAccessibilityId('inputB', asserters.isDisplayed && asserters.isEnabled, 30000);
  })
  .then(function (inputB) {
    return inputB.sendKeys("5");
  })
  .then(function () {
    return driver.waitForElementByAccessibilityId('sum', asserters.isDisplayed && asserters.isEnabled, 30000);
  })
  .then(function (textOutput) {
    return textOutput.text().then(function(value) {
      if (value === "15")
        assert(true);
      else
        assert(false);
    });
  })
  .fin(function() { return driver.quit(); })
  .done();

Make sure to always stop your test (.done()), otherwise it will continue running, leading to a timeout.

This will download and install a sample iOS app we built. It will add two numbers to a textinput and display the sum of the two numbers.

var wd = require('wd');
var assert = require('assert');
var asserters = wd.asserters;
var testingbotKey = "api_key",
testingbotSecret = "api_secret";

desiredCaps = {
  'name': 'My First App Test',
  'deviceName' : 'iPhone 8',
  'platformName': 'iOS',
  'version': '12.1',
  'app' : 'https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.zip',
};
driver = wd.promiseRemote("http://" + testingbotKey + ":" + testingbotSecret + "@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub");

driver
  .init(desiredCaps)
  .then(function () {
    return driver.waitForElementByAccessibilityId('inputA', asserters.isDisplayed && asserters.isEnabled, 30000);
  })
  .then(function (inputA) {
    return inputA.sendKeys("10");
  })
  .then(function () {
    return driver.waitForElementByAccessibilityId('inputB', asserters.isDisplayed && asserters.isEnabled, 30000);
  })
  .then(function (inputB) {
    return inputB.sendKeys("5");
  })
  .fin(function() { return driver.quit(); })
  .done();

Make sure to always stop your test (.done()), otherwise it will continue running, leading to a timeout.

Preparing Your App

Please see our Prepare Mobile App documentation to make sure your app will work on our emulators/devices.

Uploading Your App

Please see our Upload Mobile App documentation to find out how to upload your app to TestingBot for testing.

Configuring Capabilities

To run your existing tests on TestingBot, your tests will need to be configured to use the TestingBot remote machines. If the test was running on your local machine or network, you can simply change your existing test like this:


Before
var driver = new webdriver.Builder().usingServer('http://localhost:4444/wd/hub')

After
var driver = new webdriver.Builder().usingServer('https://hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub').withCapabilities({
  'app' : 'tb://...'
}).build()


Specifying the operating system, browser and version



To let TestingBot know on which browser/platform you want to run your test on, you need to specify the browsername, version, OS and other optional options in the capabilities field.


To see how to do this, please select a combination of browser, version and platform in the drop-down menus below.


1. Select an OS
2. Select a device


Reporting Test Results

As TestingBot has no way to dermine whether your test passed or failed (it is determined by your business logic), we offer a way to send the test status back to TestingBot. This is useful if you want to see if a test succeeded or failed from the TestingBot member area.


Install our NPM package to interact with the TestingBot API:

npm install testingbot-api

After your test completed, you can send back the test success state and other meta-data:

var TestingBot = require('testingbot-api');

var tb = new TestingBot({
  api_key: "api_key",
  api_secret: "api_secret"
});

tb.updateTest({
  'test[name]' : 'Example Test',
  'test[success]' : true
}, browser.sessionId, done);

Testing Internal/Staged Websites

We've built TestingBot Tunnel, to provide you with a secure way to run tests against your staged/internal webapps.
Please see our TestingBot Tunnel documentation for more information about this easy to use tunneling solution.


The example below shows how to easily run a NodeJS WebDriver test with our Tunnel:


1. Download our tunnel and start the tunnel:

java -jar testingbot-tunnel.jar key secret

2. Adjust your test: instead of pointing to 'hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub' like the example above - change it to point to your tunnel's IP address.
Assuming you run the tunnel on the same machine you run your tests, change to 'localhost:4445/wd/hub'. localhost is the machine running the tunnel, 4445 is the default port of the tunnel.


This way your test will go securely through the tunnel to TestingBot and back:


var wd = require('wd');
var assert = require('assert');
var asserters = wd.asserters;
var testingbotKey = "api_key",
testingbotSecret = "api_secret";

desiredCaps = {
  'name': 'My First App Test',
  'deviceName' : 'iPhone 8',
  'platformName': 'iOS',
  'version': '12.1',
  'app' : 'https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.zip',

};
driver = wd.promiseRemote("http://" + testingbotKey + ":" + testingbotSecret + "@localhost:4445/wd/hub");

driver
  .init(desiredCaps)
  .then(function () {
    return driver.waitForElementByAccessibilityId('inputA', asserters.isDisplayed && asserters.isEnabled, 30000);
  })
  .then(function (inputA) {
    return inputA.sendKeys("10");
  })
  .then(function () {
    return driver.waitForElementByAccessibilityId('inputB', asserters.isDisplayed && asserters.isEnabled, 30000);
  })
  .then(function (inputB) {
    return inputB.sendKeys("5");
  })
  .fin(function() { return driver.quit(); })
  .done();

Parallel Testing

Parallel Testing means running the same test, or multiple tests, simultaneously. This greatly reduces your total testing time.

You can run the same tests on all different browser configurations or run different tests all on the same browser configuration.
TestingBot has a large grid of machines and browsers, which means you can use our service to do efficient parallel testing. It is one of the key features we provide to greatly cut down on your total testing time.


Queueing

Every plan we provide comes with a limit of concurrent VMs (how many tests you can run in parallel).
For example: if you have a plan with 5 concurrent VMs, it is possible to start more tests. TestingBot will queue the additional tests and run the tests as soon as slots become available.


To run tests in parallel, we recommend using a test runner like Webdriver.io to run your tests simultaneously.

Other Options

We offer many other test options, for example: disable video recording, specifying a custom Firefox Profile, loading Chrome/Firefox/Safari extensions, running an executable before your test starts, uploading files, ...
See our list of test options for a full list of options to customize your tests.

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