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Writing fast, deterministic and accurate Android Integration tests

Last updated 2 years ago by Felipe Lima


At Airbnb, shipping a high quality product is of utmost importance. To accomplish this goal, we use automated testing to catch bugs before they reach our users. In this post, we’ll describe how we use a particular type of automated tests, UI tests, to ensure the quality of our Android application and will announce the open source launch of OkReplay.

Our choice for Android UI tests is Espresso, which is arguably the best, most popular and recommended library for writing integration tests. However, the extra confidence provided by a solid test suite can be quickly affected by flaky tests creeping up and undermining everyone’s trust on them. In fact, flaky tests are poison!

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