- We are here to practice UI testing using screenshot tests for Android.
- We are going to use Espresso to interact with the Application UI.
- We are going to use Kodein to replace production code with Test Doubles.
- We are going to practice pair programming.
You can compare this testing approach with a different testing strategy where the application UI is tested using just Espresso.
This repository contains an Android application to show Super Heroes information:
This Application is based on two Activities:
MainActivityshowing a list of super heroes with name, photo and a special badge if it is part of the Avengers Team.
SuperHeroDetailActivityshowing detailed information about a super hero like his or her name, photo and description.
The application architecture, dependencies and configuration is ready to just start writing tests. In this project you'll find
Kodein configured to be able to replace production code with test doubles easily and Espresso to be able to interact with the application user interface and a screenshot testing framework ready to compare your application changes.
Remember that after any production code change you can record your screenshots again executing:
./gradlew executeScreenshotTests -Precord
To verify the correct behaviour of your code you can execute:
To be able to get a deterministic test scenario all our tests will be executed on the same emulated device. You can use the Travis-CI configuration to get the same emulator working on your computer.
Your task as Android Developer is to write all the UI tests needed to check if the Application UI is working as expected.
This repository is ready to build the application, pass the checkstyle and your tests in Travis-CI environments.
Our recommendation for this exercise is:
- Fork this repository.
- Execute the application, explore it manually and make yourself familiar with the code.
MainActivityTestand watch the only test it contains pass.
To help you get started, these are some test cases for
- Setup mocked
MainActivityTestto return a list of some Super Heroes.
- Test the
MainActivityis showing the super heroes obtained from the
- Test the empty case is shown if there are no super heroes.
- Setup mocked
- If you get stuck,
masterbranch contains already solved tests for
If you've covered all the application functionality using UI tests try to continue with the following tasks:
- Add a pull to refresh mechanism to
MainActivityand test it.
SuperHeroDetailActivityto handle an error case where the name of the super hero used to start this activity does not exist and show a message if this happens.
- Modify the project to handle connection errors and show a
SnackBarto indicate something went wrong.
SuperHeroesRepositorytest double to perform a
Thread.sleepand use the custom idling resources you'll find in this repository to get your tests working.
- Compare your tests implementation with the KataSuperHeroes solved using Espresso.
There are some links which can be useful to finish these tasks:
- Screenshot Kata in Java
- Screenshot Testing Framework
- Android Testing Support Library official documentation
- Espresso Cheat Sheet
- Espresso Idling Resources
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