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Programming / Why Appium For Effective Mobile App Testing? by digvijaybook: 11:51am On Feb 24, 2020
Nowadays, mobile apps have turned out to be the most admired and extremely required software need with the increase in the use of smartphones by users. When apps keep on growing then the most important process that is done is “Testing”. The most popular mobile application testing is Appium testing; this testing app is easy to use and the application standard it holds. Let’s look into detail as to what Appium is and why it is turning out to be the most demanding testing mobile application.

Appium is fundamentally an open basis for the automation testing tool that is individually been used for testing mobile applications. It provides you to work in three types of mobile application test:

The automation testing tool is mainly used for automating native as well as hybrid mobile apps. It tools up and implements the JSON wire protocol for communication between the iOS and Android apps. However, there are many different types of automation tools for mobile testing and automation. Some of the examples are MonkeyTalk, Frank, Calabash and KIF; these tools require a certain set of added agents for the process of collecting application code.

This makes it possible for the tools to communicate with mobile apps in a little difficult form. Moreover, this doesn’t happen with Appium testing. Appium automation testing provides an approach for running automated tests on actual devices, simulators, and emulators.

Why using an Appium automation application help?

1. Cross-Platform Functionality

Currently, the most commonly mobile apps that are being used are iOS and Android. Every person makes use of these required tools that provide you with a way to cross the platform testing process. Making use of a different form of tools for a different form of the platform; results in an increase in the level of effort and cost. Then the main role is played by Appium.

2. Reusability of Code

Working with Appium is done on a very easy term, reusing the code among iOS and Android mobile tests. This way you will find related API across both iOS and android platforms. Additionally, by making use of Appium, you don’t require to transform your app or perform the recompilation of the app.

3. Freedom of language choice

Appium gives an option to choose the language one would like to draft their test in. Single party rules that are the language or framework while not in the process of using Appium.

4. Flexible and Supports multi-platform operations

Appium is an app that is very flexible to be used and thus leads Safari for iOS platform, Chrome or other built-in “Browser” app for Android platform, which results in the building of hybrid apps.

Values and Beliefs of Appium

Appium automated test operations process on four leveled straight forwarded philosophy as stated below:

a. Anyone should not face any problem of a recompilation of the same app or come up with the new set of codes to be modified in the process of automation.
b. One can make their own choice of language at ease instead of making things compulsory for using a particular language or framework.
c. There should be no need for a reinvention of the same process automation in the process of the mobile automation framework of API’s approach comes into act.
d. Providing an open-source mobile automation structure, this should be accessible and easy to use into practice.

Following are the effective tips that help to perform Mobile App testing using Appium:

1. Try to execute Real tests on your target OS platforms and its related versions

The process of real app testing starts by identifying the prime OS platforms to sustain and hold up; such as Android, iOS or Windows. At times, when sudden decisions for operating for the faster testing process; that might result in making a call for a simple emulator’s usage for the ones who are operating systems simulations. So, Step by step the real test process should be done.

2. Guarantee following of the app platform guidelines

Every OS platform comprises a different set of rules and regulations to follow. It might be an Android, iOS, and Windows; every platform has a different set of courses of action consisting of different ways to support different features and the UX standards. Don’t forget to follow them!

3. Don’t forget to execute app tests at various Internet speeds

The speed of the internet has a full impact feature and in fact, is a prime factor in the usage of an app by a user. This means the user whose internet speed is slow will have a tough time with the same app, which results in pleasing practice for a user who has a high speed of the internet. So, users should be sure enough and test the app’s performance at this speed.

4. Have a test of the app’s work ability with other phone elements

When you are running an application on the phone, you might receive a call; so make sure that you test against such situations in a way that your app should work well even if you get any form of system notification into the middle of it.

5. App testing ought to be done with full data load for higher precision

For accurate tests, app testing should be processed in low data loads. You must stay away from high data load in practical and realistic surroundings. So, you should choose to perform a QA app test with full data load to have higher accuracy and sturdiness.

6. Legalize the UI on dissimilar sizes of screen

When the mobile test is performed to test a designing challenge shouldn’t be missed. The UI design on the screen capacity comes out to be different on the other end, especially in the case of Android phones. So, make sure your app performs continually on various sizes of the screen and test the application in a view of that.

7. Verify your situation of losing an Internet connection

When the network and internet connection is not there, have a test that authenticates such situations and should make a check on the App testing to make sure that none of the problems worry in the concerned process of working.

Conclusion

Mobile app testing aims to have an ultimate value formation and adding together, over cost-effectiveness or keeping a check on the budget. Managing all the transactions helps to bring balance with a better approach. With the higher popularity of mobile apps make sure to have a more comprehensive approach towards mobile app testing in the years to come.

When performing Appium training, don’t forget to above-mentioned points that will result in having an effective mobile app testing tool, these days!

Career / Salesforce Certifications To Enhance Your Career by digvijaybook: 12:31pm On Nov 25, 2019
Salesforce has made it to the top in a few years. It has enveloped the CRM market of up to 20% of t, e and there is no stopping. The software all set in the cloud comes loaded with many tools and techniques to be at the top of the minds of their customers. Efficiency falls short of the description of the processes and the way things are handled. It's not just CRM, but it caters to segments like marketing, cloud, analytics, sales, etc.

Everyone wants to be a part of this bandwagon of success. When the average salary varies between $70,000 and $170,000, it makes sense!
Salesforce lets you enter easy, the training is available to all, but yes the certifications matter and they carry a specific standard and a lot of credibility in the job market.

Why do people want Salesforce certifications?

This should come in easy. Many statistics and surveys have stated the growing demand for Salesforce certifications. It was because of these rising numbers, Salesforce set up its own Salesforce University for handling all the certifications and release exams.

Coming back to the question, why will you go for certification when you can get into the job scene otherwise as well? True! You can get a job. But to get to ‘the top job’, you need to go through a hierarchy that can only be crossed by the certifications. Also, they substantiate your knowledge.

Think like an employer, and two candidates who are applying for an open position, one certified and the other not but with the same level of experience. Won’t you be compelled to think that the one that also made time to get certified of course has an edge? I mean, experience does mean a lot, but when you have a certificate furnished by the Salesforce University, you are at a better footing.

Organizations prefer people with certifications in Salesforce. Why? Apart from the above reason, they are also able to get better clients. Latter feel more secure working with an organization whose clients are certified. So, you see, it is all connected.

Hence, there should be no doubt about the fact that once you are certified you will have better chances to get into jobs with this. Recent data from leading job portals have suggested that there is a marked increase in the number of professionals who are seeking a career in Salesforce and there are as many jobs also being created.

This number is all set to increase in the coming years and no one can challenge that.

Also, not forgetting an important aspect- the salary. Needless to state, the salaries of certified professionals are higher than their non-certified counterparts. Many surveys have found that where the average salary of a Salesforce professional as a Salesforce Administrator is around $69,600, the same profile after certification is able to fetch an amount of $72,295. This is a clear hike of 16% above the national average.

Now that you know the significance of Salesforce certifications, let me walk you through the best of the bunch. Bunch? Yes! as there are many which you can opt from.

Best Salesforce Certifications Available

Complete Salesforce Administrator Certification: The certification course will leave you highly enriched. You will gain a complete understanding of the core concepts of the exam. You will be able to accurately deploy the Salesforce lightning experience. You will also use SalesforceA and Salesforce Lightning and Classic.

The course has been specially tailored keeping in mind the new Salesforce administrator. Every portion of the Administrator Study Guide is covered in depth. There are many instances of getting hands-on experience for you to be able to apply the concepts that you have learned.

Salesforce Platform App-Builder Developer 401 Certification: It is actually an updated version of the hitherto prevalent Salesforce Developer 401 Certification. This allows to both develop apps and get certified alongside. The Salesforce certification course is so designed that you get a proper grasp of the core concepts of the app builder platform. Additionally, you also will be building apps on the Salesforce platform which takes learning to a different level. The certification is gaining traction as you learn so many new concepts like establishing security and other access permissions on Salesforce, creation of many automation processes for workflow, learning and actually a configuration of the complete role hierarchy, and also the creation of various permission sets. The certification course also lets you build applications on the lightning app builder, which is an experience beyond comparison.

Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant Certification: This requires that you are a Salesforce Certified Administrator first and also have the experience to design various resolutions for optimization of Sales Cloud functionality, and experience in working on Sales and Marketing organizations. It has been seen as a general trend that people who opt for this certification do have nearly 3-5 years of experience in the capacity of a business analyst. Once you cross this certification, it will be expected that you have a clear understanding of the needs of the customers and will be able to design Sales Cloud applications as per the needs of the clients.

Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant: Again the pre-requisite is that you are a Salesforce Certified Administrator and should have a sound experience to design various solutions by making use of the Service Cloud. Professionals who have experience of 3-5 years in the capacity of a Senior Business Analyst are the ones who opt for this role. This certification will be proof that you have developed an expertise in the Service Cloud Solutions as per the needs of your client's needs.

Salesforce Architect Certifications: These come in three tiers that seek to validate your credentials in addition to the knowledge and skills. These are the Salesforce Architecture Designer, the Salesforce Application Architect, and System Architect and finally the Salesforce Technical Architect. Latter is often awarded to the one who has shown great skills and knowledge along with capabilities for designing and erecting high-end technical solutions.

Summary

In a nutshell, it can be comfortably concluded that certifications help you fetch better positions and salaries. In addition, they are proof of your knowledge and skills. Going forward there will be an increased number of jobs being created in Salesforce and it is wise to prepare yourself for the future starting now. It is not difficult as there are many support materials, online pieces of training from know portals and of course the trailhead courses that walk you through every aspect of the same with ease.

Once you are certified you enter a new league where the game is totally different as there is no looking back. There are a lot of opportunities and no dearth of jobs. Moreover, you feel good being associated with something as big as Salesforce. Pick the one that best fits your future plan and go for it. Also, it is always good to share your experience, as I did.

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