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DeviceFarm integration with TestComplete

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DeviceFarm integration with TestComplete

Is it possible to integrate TestComplete scripts with DeviceFarms such as AWS Device Farm, pCloudy or SauceLabs?

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Re: DeviceFarm integration with TestComplete

I'm guessing not.  With SmartBear having CrossBrowserTesting tool and the tool BitBar, they are aquiring their own Device Farm solutions.  Currently, CBT integration is available.  BitBar aquisition is more recent so there is no direct integration yet but in a webinar they held, this is something coming in the future.


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Re: DeviceFarm integration with TestComplete

I'm guessing not.  With SmartBear having CrossBrowserTesting tool and the tool BitBar, they are aquiring their own Device Farm solutions.  Currently, CBT integration is available.  BitBar aquisition is more recent so there is no direct integration yet but in a webinar they held, this is something coming in the future.


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Why automate?  I do automated testing because there's only so much a human being can do and remain healthy.  Sleep is a requirement.  So, while people sleep, automation that I create does what I've described above in order to make sure that nothing gets past the final defense of the testing group.
I love good food, good books, good friends, and good fun.

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Re: DeviceFarm integration with TestComplete

Hi,

 

I am second to Robert - this is not possible.

The root problem is that TestComplete is essentially commercial Windows application that must be installed on the machine that interacts with device.

Popular device farms support Selenium/Appium. I believe because these libraries do not require licensing and can be installed on both Windows and Linux.

Even CBT makes it possible for TestComplete to test only using Windows OSes and browsers, but without support for mobiles. I see this as one of the major TestComplete current problems and really hope that SmartBear will find some solution to this.

Bitbar, according to my knowledge, is also Linux-based platform and thus I expect the same problems as with CBT.

 

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Re: DeviceFarm integration with TestComplete

Hi All!

 

This has changed with some of the recent updates.  You now CAN integrate TestComplete with Selenium based Device Farms.  Please take a look at this older update page for 14.4  

https://support.smartbear.com/testcomplete/docs/general-info/version-history/features-added-to-ver-1... 

 
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Re: DeviceFarm integration with TestComplete

You now CAN integrate TestComplete with Selenium based Device Farms.

Yes and these are the great news.

Unfortunately, for now this is worth only for the green-field test projects because 'classic' and cross-platform object search modes are incompatible with each other and this prevents the reuse of the already existing test code.

Hopefully, this will be improved in the next product updates.

 

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