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Android Test Orchestrator unmasked

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Intro

What is it and why use it?

What issues does it solve?

  1. Occasional crashes which stop the entire test suite.
  2. Test overlap.

Test crashes

Test overlap

  • some asynchronous operation starts in test A (e.g. a Service is started and does some IO operation),
  • test A finishes with success, but the asynchronous operation it started does not end,
  • test B starts,
  • the asynchronous operation started in test A affects test B, e.g. it makes some database write operation which changes the app state.

So how do I configure this thing?

  1. Add the following statements to your project’s build.gradle file:
./gradlew connectedCheck

What happens when you run it?

  1. application under test
  2. test APK
  3. Orchestrator APK
  4. Test Service APK
androidTestUtil 'com.android.support.test:orchestrator:1.0.1'

How does Android Test Orchestrator collect tests?

What happens next?