Xamarin 101 is a new series that we hope will prepare you and your team to use Xamarin in production. Each episode will focus on one particular topic on Xamarin development.
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Our first episode was about UI Tests, the full presentation is now available on our Youtube channel!
Two of our JUST EAT Xamarin Engineers also spoke at the event.
Xamarin UITest and Xamarin Test Cloud by Gavin Bryan
This talk covered Xamarin’s Automation Test library, which allows you to create, deploy and run automation tests on mobile devices, simulators and emulators. The library is based on Calabash and allows you to write automation tests in C# using NUnit in a cross-platform manner so that tests can be shared across different platforms if required.
The library is very rich in functionality, allowing quite involved and complex automation tests to be written. The talk gave an overview of some basic test automation and tools available for creating and running tests. The automation tests can be run both locally, in CI environments and in Xamarin Test Cloud (XTC). XTC is an on-demand cloud based service with over 2000 real mobile devices available to run your automation tests on.
We showed the options available for running automation tests on a variety of devices in XTC and showed the analysis and reporting that was available in XTC.
Slides – goo.gl/TXTVzI
Demo – goo.gl/QiKprk
BDD in Xamarin with Specflow and Xamarin UITest by Emanuel Amiguinho
Following Gavin’s presentation, it was time to bring BDD to Xamarin development using Specflow to fill in the gap between Gherkin Feature/Steps definition and Xamarin.UITest framework to have the best UI test coverage possible and good documentation that everyone inside of your team can understand (technical and non-technical personnel).
Slides – goo.gl/ITWen8
Demo – goo.gl/7BDpfp
Our next topic is databases and we are currently looking for speakers that have had experience with any type of local database in their development (SQLite, DocumentDB, Realm database, etc). If you are interested, please send an email outlining which database you want to talk about and your availability to:
[email protected] or [email protected]