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Automated testing of Android applications and optimization


Duration Target group
2 days Software developers
and architects

Training overview

Learn how to analyze and test Android applications. This intensive training will lead you deeply into the testing of Android software and show you the possibilities of the Android optimization based on application examples. Learned knowledge is immediately strengthened and deepened in the development of a comprehensive training example. The trainer will provide you with advice and assistance. During the training you will receive comprehensive training materials.

Training prerequisites
Good knowledge of Java and basic knowledge of Android programming are assumed.


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What is testing?

  • Benefits of software tests
  • Unit tests compared with Functional and integration tests
  • Test driven development and Continuous integration

The Gradle Build System

  • Introduction to the Gradle Build System
  • Product Flavors and there usage for automated testing

Unit Testing with JUnit

  • JUnit 4.x
  • Using JUnit test runner
  • Unit and instrumented unit tests in Android
  • Using JUnit Rules and parameterized tests

Developing unit tests for Android

  • Overview of the Android instrumentation API
  • Developing unit tests for Android running on the JVM
  • Developing instrumented unit tests running on the Android runtime

Using Mockito for replacing object dependencies

  • Using Mockito to create test fixtures
  • Mocking method call and parameter access
  • Mocking method calss and parameter access

Using advanced Assert frameworks

  • Using and extending Hamcrest Matcher
  • Using and extending AssertJ Matcher

User interface testing within one application

  • Using Espresso for single activity testing
  • Cross component testing within one application
  • Monitoring custom background activities
  • Developing custom matchers and actions with Espresso
  • Mocking and testing intents
  • Testing Webview with Espresso

Using Robolectric for unit testing

  • Configuring Robolectric
  • Developing units tests with Robolectric

Cross component and stress testing

  • Cross application testing interface testing with Ui automator
  • Stress testing with Monkey
  • Scripting test cases with Monkeyrunner

Android tools for application optimization

  • Using the on-device Developer Options
  • Using tools as StrictMode, Lint, TraceView, HierarchyViewer and Systrace
  • Simulate device sizes and densities
  • Profile GPU rendering
  • Analyzing Overdraw
  • Analyzing memory allocation with heap dumps

Build and test automation and continuous integration

  • Outlook: Using code review system for test automatization
  • Outlook: Continuous integration with the Jenkins build server

Software architecture for testing Android applications

  • Using Dependency injection for Android application design
  • Modularization of the application components
  • Outlook: Using event systems and RxJava to design lightly coupled applications

Contact us

Email sales@vogella.com
Tel +49 40 7880 4360