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My application is built on dot net and I want to automate the application using Appium tool. I am not able to decide which language should I use with Appium to automate this app. Considering this is a mobile app and I want to test in android, iOS and on the web too.

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Straight forward Answer: As Appium is a cross-language tool for mobile automation & it's independent of product language developed. you can use any language listed below.

  • Ruby

  • Python

  • Java

  • JavaScript

  • PHP

  • C#

I am not able to decide which language should I use with Appium to automate this app.

But the answer to this question is not straight forward: Some factors have to be considered before start working.

  • The current language being used by the company for development: If an organization has everyone using C#(Assuming you are using C#), then that should be the ideal language to use.

  • Introducing a new language isn’t easy better to use a language that QA testers are already comfortable with.

  • Developer support for the programming language should also be considered. suppose if local developers are experienced with a particular language, then that language is a better choice for QA teams as well. In case testers require help with the language, defects, or development tools, it becomes easier to make use of the already available in-house expertise.

  • For individuals who haven’t programmed before, using script-friendly languages like Python, Ruby etc. could be the best way to go.

  • Java is the most commonly used language, but my personal opinion is that scripts can be complex because of the relatively complicated syntax.

  • Consider an example. It is complex to automate ms dynamics application using java.But is it is less complex using C# protractor. Because MS dynamics is build using c#, dot net. Like wise it should not create any issue if I choose java.However I am comfortable using java. – Tester Aug 22 at 6:25
  • As I said, you can use any client language to automate. – Nitin Rastogi Aug 22 at 6:36

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