The Power of Espresso UI automation


when it comes to automated Android UI testing, Appium loses to Espresso big time in terms of speed, stability, feedback and ease of configuration. But there’s one quality Appium has that helps it gain some points back in this Appium vs. Espresso battle. Appium allows parallel Android UI test execution, which is a critical feature for any company that wants to make the most out of continuous testing and integration.

Meet Espresso

Espresso created by Google is a native framework for Android automated testing. The tool is a part of the Android SDK and is easy to use for native mobile development. Thanks to Espresso, you can create tests that are close to the Android app’s logic. Let’s see what it has to offer for automated UI testing of Android apps.

Espresso’s Advantages

1. Stability and speed

Espresso’s Disadvantages

1. Limit in languages and technology stack

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