PHPUnit Automated App Testing

See our PHPUnit Mobile example repository for a simple example on how to run PHPUnit tests for Mobile Apps on TestingBot.

Lets start with making sure PHP is available on your system


For Windows
For Linux
sudo apt-get install curl libcurl3 libcurl3-dev php

For Mac

PHP should already be present on Mac OS X by default

Install PHPUnit


  • Make sure you have Composer installed.
  • Install PHPUnit by running this command in your terminal:

    php composer.phar require phpunit/phpunit-selenium
  • Install Appium PHP Client by running this command in your terminal:

    php composer.phar require appium/php-client

PHPUnit Example Real Devices

Please see the example below. We're going to test our sample app on a Real Device.
In this test we'll add values to two input fields and see if the calculator works.


<?php

require 'vendor/autoload.php';
require_once('PHPUnit/Extensions/AppiumTestCase.php');
require_once('PHPUnit/Extensions/AppiumTestCase/Element.php');

class TestingBotTest extends \PHPUnit_Extensions_AppiumTestCase
{
    public static $browsers = array(array( 'browserName' => '', 'desiredCapabilities' => array(
        'app' => 'https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.apk',
        'deviceName' => 'Nexus 6',
        'version' => '6.0',
        'platformName' => 'Android',
    	'realDevice': true
    )));

    public function setupSpecificBrowser($params) {
        $caps = $this->getDesiredCapabilities();
        $this->setHost('api_key:api_secret@hub.testingbot.com');
        $caps = isset($params['desiredCapabilities']) ? $params['desiredCapabilities'] : array();
        $this->setDesiredCapabilities($caps);
        $this->setUpSessionStrategy($params);
        $this->setSeleniumServerRequestsTimeout(180);
    }

    public function testNativeApplication() {
    	$el = $this->byAccessibilityId('inputA');
    	$el->click();
    	$this->keys("10");
    	$el = $this->byAccessibilityId('inputB');
    	$el->click();
    	$this->keys("5");
    }
}
<?php

require 'vendor/autoload.php';
require_once('PHPUnit/Extensions/AppiumTestCase.php');
require_once('PHPUnit/Extensions/AppiumTestCase/Element.php');

class TestingBotTest extends \PHPUnit_Extensions_AppiumTestCase
{
    public static $browsers = array(array( 'browserName' => '', 'desiredCapabilities' => array(
        'app' => 'https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.ipa',
        'deviceName' => 'iPhone XR',
        'version' => '12.1',
        'platformName' => 'iOS',
    	'realDevice': true
    )));

    public function setupSpecificBrowser($params) {
        $caps = $this->getDesiredCapabilities();
        $this->setHost('api_key:api_secret@hub.testingbot.com');
        $caps = isset($params['desiredCapabilities']) ? $params['desiredCapabilities'] : array();
        $this->setDesiredCapabilities($caps);
        $this->setUpSessionStrategy($params);
        $this->setSeleniumServerRequestsTimeout(180);
    }

    public function testNativeApplication() {
    	$el = $this->byAccessibilityId('inputA');
    	$el->click();
    	$this->keys("10");
    	$el = $this->byAccessibilityId('inputB');
    	$el->click();
    	$this->keys("5");
    }
}

PHPUnit Example Simulator/Emulator

Please see the example below. We're going to test our sample app on an iOS Simulator or Android Emulator.
In this test we'll add values to two input fields and see if the calculator works.


<?php

require 'vendor/autoload.php';
require_once('PHPUnit/Extensions/AppiumTestCase.php');
require_once('PHPUnit/Extensions/AppiumTestCase/Element.php');

class TestingBotTest extends \PHPUnit_Extensions_AppiumTestCase
{
    public static $browsers = array(array( 'browserName' => '', 'desiredCapabilities' => array(
        'app' => 'https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.apk',
        'deviceName' => 'Nexus 7',
        'version' => '7.1',
        'platformName' => 'Android'
    )));

    public function setupSpecificBrowser($params) {
        $caps = $this->getDesiredCapabilities();
        $this->setHost('api_key:api_secret@hub.testingbot.com');
        $caps = isset($params['desiredCapabilities']) ? $params['desiredCapabilities'] : array();
        $this->setDesiredCapabilities($caps);
        $this->setUpSessionStrategy($params);
        $this->setSeleniumServerRequestsTimeout(180);
    }

    public function testNativeApplication() {
    	$el = $this->byAccessibilityId('inputA');
    	$el->click();
    	$this->keys("10");
    	$el = $this->byAccessibilityId('inputB');
    	$el->click();
    	$this->keys("5");
    }
}
<?php

require 'vendor/autoload.php';
require_once('PHPUnit/Extensions/AppiumTestCase.php');
require_once('PHPUnit/Extensions/AppiumTestCase/Element.php');

class TestingBotTest extends \PHPUnit_Extensions_AppiumTestCase
{
    public static $browsers = array(array( 'browserName' => '', 'desiredCapabilities' => array(
        'app' => 'https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.zip',
        'deviceName' => 'iPhone XR',
        'version' => '12.1',
        'platformName' => 'iOS'
    )));

    public function setupSpecificBrowser($params) {
        $caps = $this->getDesiredCapabilities();
        $this->setHost('api_key:api_secret@hub.testingbot.com');
        $caps = isset($params['desiredCapabilities']) ? $params['desiredCapabilities'] : array();
        $this->setDesiredCapabilities($caps);
        $this->setUpSessionStrategy($params);
        $this->setSeleniumServerRequestsTimeout(180);
    }

    public function testNativeApplication() {
    	$el = $this->byAccessibilityId('inputA');
    	$el->click();
    	$this->keys("10");
    	$el = $this->byAccessibilityId('inputB');
    	$el->click();
    	$this->keys("5");
    }
}

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:

$this->setHost('api_key:api_secret@hub.testingbot.com');

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.


 public static $browsers = array(array( 'browserName' => '', 'desiredCapabilities' => array(
    'app' => 'tb://...',
    'deviceName' => 'iPhone 8',
    'version' => '12.1',
    'platformName' => 'iOS'
)));

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


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 PHPUnit 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:


<?php

require 'vendor/autoload.php';
require_once('PHPUnit/Extensions/AppiumTestCase.php');
require_once('PHPUnit/Extensions/AppiumTestCase/Element.php');

class TestingBotTest extends \PHPUnit_Extensions_AppiumTestCase
{
    public static $browsers = array(array( 'browserName' => '', 'desiredCapabilities' => array(
        'app' => 'https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.zip',
        'deviceName' => 'iPhone 8',
        'version' => '12.1',
        'platformName' => 'iOS'
    )));

    public function setupSpecificBrowser($params) {
        $caps = $this->getDesiredCapabilities();
        $this->setHost('api_key:api_secret@localhost');
        $this->setPort(4445);
        $caps = isset($params['desiredCapabilities']) ? $params['desiredCapabilities'] : array();
        $this->setDesiredCapabilities($caps);
        $this->setUpSessionStrategy($params);
        $this->setSeleniumServerRequestsTimeout(180);
    }

    public function testNativeApplication() {
    	$el = $this->byAccessibilityId('inputA');
    	$el->click();
    	$this->keys("10");
    	$el = $this->byAccessibilityId('inputB');
    	$el->click();
    	$this->keys("5");
    }
}

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.

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 Paratest, which makes it very easy to run multiple PHP tests simultaneously.

vendor/bin/paratest -p 8 -f --phpunit=vendor/bin/phpunit WebdriverTest.php

The command above will run your tests in 8 seperate processes (8 tests at once).

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