Appium Test on Windows for AWS Device Farms

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We need to install appium inside the environment even that you run this for all your computer

npm instal - g appium

to create the virtual environment or the workspace you need to install virualenv after that you can run the next Scripts

$ virtualenv workspace $ cd workspace $ source bin/activate $ pip install pytest

On windows to start the virtualenv we require to run the script activate that is on Scripts Scripts\activate this is instead of source bin/activate that doesnt exist on windows.

ore all python test scripts under the tests/ folder in your work space.

  • workspace |
    • tests/ (your tests go here) Make sure you have py.test installed in your virtual environment and test cases are discoverable by the following command which you should run from your virtual environment ‘workspace' folder. Make sure the output of py.test command below shows you the tests that you want to execute on Device Farm

$ py.test —collect-only tests/

Go to your work space and run the following command to generate the requirements.txt file. $ pip freeze > requirements.txt

Go to your work space and run the following command to generate the wheelhouse/ folder: $ pip wheel —wheel-dir wheelhouse -r requirements.txt

You can clean all cached files under your tests/ folder with the following commands: $ find . -name 'pycache' -type d -exec rm -r {} + $ find . -name '.pyc' -exec rm -f {} + $ find . -name '.pyo' -exec rm -f {} + $ find . -name “*~” -exec rm -f {} + you can omit this but is better to have it clean sometimes if we have a file like test will generate issues when you run the pytest.

Zip the tests/ folder, wheelhouse/ folder, and the requirements.txt file into a single archive: $ zip -r tests/ wheelhouse/ requirements.txt

Your workspace would eventually look like:

  • workspace |
    • tests/ |
    • |
    • requirements.txt |
    • wheelhouse/

Basic example is from this Repository from AWS-Samples