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Java Client For Appium: All you need to know

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Appium has given rise to many success stories regarding its success in the mobile application testing industry. With its cross-platform support and lightweight architecture, Appium allows you to test mobile applications with ease. In this blog, we will be taking a deeper look into the Java Client for Appium and how language bindings are useful.

The below list of topics has been covered in this article:

  1. Introduction to Appium and It’s Need
  2. What is the Appium Java Client?
  3. What is the use of the Java Client?
  4. Appium Client Functionalities

Introduction to Appium and It’s Need

appium logo - java client for appium - edurekaMobile applications rule the world today. Almost any service you need is at your fingertips. In such a day and age, the competition to create the perfect app is a crimson battleground. Even the slightest bit of negligence from the developer team can result in the app not returning a viable earning, resulting in a failed business. This has resulted in companies giving massive importance to testing. Testing ensures, are bug-free while also maintaining industry standards and implementing new features.

Appium helps in the testing of mobile applications. Whether you want to test and iOS app or an Android app; Appium can do it with ease. With its intuitive element selector, you can record scripts in almost no time and run them on multiple devices, making the testing process infinitesimally easier.

What is the Appium Java Client?

Appium works using a unique combination of the selenium web driver protocol and the JSON Wire Protocol. This simply means that the Appium can be implemented on a local machine using any of the languages that are supported by the selenium web driver. This client when installed allows you to run Appium, integrate it with IDE’s like Android Studio. Following language-bindings are available for Appium:

You can check out the available language binaries here. Let’s now learn how are these specific language bindings useful.

 

What Is the Use of the Java Client?

Language bindings allow you to write your WebDriver scripts in whatever language works best for your team. These bindings are also called client drivers, as opposed to browser drivers. These language bindings are maintained by the Selenium WebDriver open source team. “Official” bindings are available for Java, C#, Python, Ruby, and JavaScript(Node).  If you’re only running your tests on one local system then a language binding is all you need; however, if you’re running your browser tests on multiple machines then you’ll need a server component.

Appium Client Functionalities

Any of the language bindings you install, the Appium client is a constant. Regardless of the chosen language bindings the Appium client ships with some basic functionalities. The client can be used:

  • For specifying the Appium version to be used.

  • To automatically specify actions to move to the web view context.

  • To specify the automation engine to use.

  • To set the language for the devices using simulator or emulators. 

  • Not to reset the app state before the specified running session. 

  • To automatically specify the generated files to be deleted at the end of the session.

  • To fully reset the simulator folder.

  • To specify the device name that is the emulator or mobile device used.

  • To specify the different orientation that can be used in simulator or emulator.

  • To enable timings for different internal events of the Appium server.

This brings us to the end of this short blog regarding the Java client for Appium. I hope you have achieved a firm understanding of language bindings and how they make the life of a mobile tester easy. If you would like to become such a mobile testing professional, you could check out edureka’s complete blog series.

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