pCloudy has released a plugin for Jenkins which provides you access to the platform for performing automation testing of mobile apps from within Jenkins on real devices.
- An account in pCloudy with enough credits.
- An API Access key for authentication with pCloudy.com
- Chrome Browser on local machine
- Jenkins installed on local machine
- Download Jenkins pCloudy plugin
- Make a note the API Username and API Access Key
How to install the plugin:
Download the Jenkins plugin for pCloudy
Launch Jenkins in a Web Browser -> Navigate to Manage Jenkins
Navigate to Manage Plugins
Navigate to Advanced Tab
Scroll down to Upload Plugin -> Click Choose File -> Browse for pCloudyJenkinsPlugin.hpi
Click on Upload, and wait for the pCloudy plugin to be installed.
How to run automation test execution from Jenkins using pCloudy’s mobile device Cloud?
Launch Jenkins in a Web Browser
Select New Item
Navigate to Build -> Add build step -> select Execute Test Suite on pCloudy
Execute Test Suite on pCloudy will open a form
In Step 1, enter Authentication details for pCloudy
In Step 2, enter Execution details
a) CLI Path is a path where the test scripts are located. It can be in exe or jar format.
i. CLI Path for exe "C:\xyz.exe %USERNAME% %CLOUDURL%"
ii. CLI Path for jar "java -jar C:\xyz.jar %USERNAME% %CLOUDURL%"
java -jar C:/Users/user/Desktop/pCloudy/Jenkins/TestMunk-Automation.jar %CLOUDURL% %USERNAME% %APIKEY% %APPPATH% %DURATION% %DEVICES%
b) App Path is the location of the .apk or .ipa file
c) Duration is the total time required to execute the entire test script
In Step 3, Select Devices
Finally, once configuration is complete click Save or Apply
Running Automation Execution
The Build can be triggered automatically to start a build as soon as a change is made, or can be manually triggered by clicking Build Now
Viewing Console Output
Select the Project you are working on
Select a Build from the Build History
Select Console Output
View the Reports
The complete execution reports can be viewed in the HTML format
Scroll down to the end of a Build's Console Output
The complete execution report will be available in the path provided in the Console Output