Marcos Holgado on “How to Write and Automate Performance Tests in Android”

Droidcon London 2018 SkillsMatter

Our next speaker at MobOS 2019 is Marcos Holgado. Marcos is a Senior Android developer at Sky and has been working with Android since 2010. At Sky he has been leading the migration and modularization of the SkySports and SkyNews Android apps. He loves automating stuff and is constantly trying to find ways to reuse code and features without having to write a single line of code more than once. When he is not coding he is flying a PA28 across the UK.

His topic at MobOS will be on “How to Write and Automate Performance Tests in Android“.

Performance testing has always been neglected by developers. We write unit tests and integration tests but for some reason, we never test the performance of our apps and when we do is already too late because our users are complaining about it. It has not been historically easy to write these tests and we usually rely on manual testing, which is not really accurate, or complicated tools that we don’t even know how to use or we don’t understand. But, is there an easy way to write and automate performance tests? Yes, there is, and I’m going to show you how you can do it.

In this talk, you will learn how you can write and automate performance tests for your Android apps. We will explore different ways of writing performance tests and we will see how we can take advantage of a few, not well-known APIs that the Android platform offers us to help us in our journey towards the perfect automation testing suite.

 

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