Mobile Automation Newsletter
Last Week’s Blog Post
In this post, I showed how to implement a lightweight BDD without third-party dependencies in XCTest. This is such a nice trick to make automated tests on iOS look like a story without almost any extra effort.
Curated From The Community
Jose Alcérreca walks us through the process of setting up an automated system to keep your Android dependencies fresh and up-to-date. If you have Kotlin and Compose on your project, you might find this article super helpful.
Preparing emulators/simulators on CI to run the tests might be a tricky issue as there're so many options and settings to think about. Even though there are many "go to" solutions like Docker images or public Github Actions that can do the thing for you, Amr Salem shows us the most customizable way how to make everything by ourselves without third-party dependencies.
I really love mock servers, I even gave a talk about it at the Heisenbug conference last year. This time, Jorge Castillo gives us an introduction to what a mock server is and how it might help to set up network integration tests on Android. I can only add that all this can work perfectly on iOS as well.
There are many patterns that we can use to test our source code. Using reflection is one of them. It allows us to inspect and manipulate the properties and behaviours of an object at runtime. Namit Gupta has written such a excellent guide on how it can be done in Swift.
Flutter is here for quite some time already, but there are still so many unknowns in the processes around it. On the other hand, On the other hand, it makes room for great articles like this one. Matthieu Regnauld shows us a way to generate screenshots for the respective stores through golden testing.
We've tended to take webhooks for granted that can be easily configured in just one line of code in the GitHub Actions workflow. But what if we need to set up some custom ones, for instance, to trigger some action on Xcode Cloud after some event on GitHub? Pol Piella offers such a handy way to listen to any events on GitHub by creating a serverless Swift function.
Kunj Kanani presents a really detailed guide on how to set up a complete CI/CD process for Flutter apps on GitHub Actions. The most interesting thingy here is that, even though the final destination of the app is the real users, the middle one is Google Drive. Worth a read if you are dealing with Flutter and want to learn something new.
Kelvin Tan has written up some tips and tricks on how to reduce the size of an iOS app. These're quite nice advices and I thought it would be super interesting to build up some automated scripts that could verify that our app always follows these guidelines.
Maxi Rosson has built a series of articles on how to reduce the size of an Android app. Again, just a food for thought, it would be really-really interesting to follow these tips to create automated checks that will monitor the size of the app and trigger an alarm if something goes wrong.
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Hey everyone, I hope you've all had a lovely couple of weeks! I'm happy to share with you the second issue of the Mobile Automation Newsletter 🕊️
Since the last issue, there've been many great articles published on topics related to DevTestOps in Mobile, so it was a bit trickier than I initially thought to pick the most exciting ones. I hope you will find something interesting for yourself ✨
So, let's get started 🤠