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Based on 123 reviews and ratings
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Appium is well suited when you need to write automation tests with low costs. It's very simple to start up, configure and run. It doesn't depend on the application platform and is portable to many programming languages like Java, Ruby, etc. If you have a team of developers and SDETs and you need to increase the code coverage simply and fast, Appium is your best choice.
This is a tough one! I am over the moon that OutSystems enabled a novice like me to publish an exercise app in such a short time. So beginners can also feel welcome. In my opinion OutSystems appears to be a truly powerful platform that can be used for any application. I cannot wait to see what they have in store for me in the next courses. I will dare to say that you can probably do just about anything with OutSystems - and here I mean "complicated" stuff. I would absolutely love it if OutSystems can provide some "practical" courses involving Arduino and RaspberryPi employing mobile and web apps. I haven't had time to explore this far yet - does Outsystems incorporate the capability to work with map data (ArcMap).
- Offers an excellent user interface application to assist in designing cases by previewing app screens and retrieving names of the elements you intend on interacting with
- Provides a generally accessible documentation suite on the web, which you will reference quite often
- Handles the connection between Appium's server and Xcode's tools during execution well
- Being low-code, even people without any experience can start building with OutSystems immediately.
- OutSystems has a great and very helpful community, giving advice and pre-build features to beginning engineers.
- OutSystems is very flexible and easy to use; it enables us to build something useful within minutes.
- Execution against live iOS devices can be quite slow. This will likely be improved in the near future
- Challenging for a new user to take on without guidance from a veteran
- Upgrading to a new version of Xcode before the tool is updated can render you suite useless, until an update is available
- The pricing and metrics around which the platform is priced is expensive and not suitable for all project types.
- The development interface does not work on MacOS, and requires you to run a Windows Virtual Machine.
- Installing the on-premise software is relatively complex.
Likelihood to Renew
Hard to compare Appium to Xcode and Android sdk because Appium uses them, but those are the only comparisons I could come up with to compare Appium with another product. I'm sure there may be other mobile automation tools, but none are as mainstream as Appium or with the support. You will need to install both Xcode and Android sdk to have Appium function.
We also considered Bizagi for some of our initiatives, but Bizagi's focus is heavily on business processes, and on further evaluation, many of our projects required the additional capabilities offered by OutSystems.
Return on Investment
- For cost of ownership, the increase is positive times infinity, as it's free to install and use
- Lead time for suite development can be a negative, if not planned for during sprint planning
- Using Appium to execute tests in parallel across a cloud solution can improve CI/CD cycles by 100's of a percent
- OutSystems has given us the ability to get large-scale projects out the door quicker, which means the projects can start generating revenue sooner.
- We were able to allocate less development resources to the project, which reduced our input costs.
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