Using Mesmer in a CI flow is a natural extension of what we do best---making testing painless and easy through automation.
Before we get into the details of how to configure the CLI, we'll start with a basic working example. This CI script:
- Installs the Mesmer CLI in your CI worker
- Configures the CLI for your Mesmer project
- Uploads a build to Mesmer
- Starts tests and kicks off a crawl of that build
- Waits for the tests to finish
- Logs the test results
# Download the CLI, and add it to $PATH for the rest of this shell session# (also: if your CI provider doesn't package `jq` by default, install it here)source <(curl -s https://cli.mesmerhq.com/release/install.sh) # Configure the CLI. You can also set these environment variables in your CI provider's settings.export MESMER_TENANT="your.tenant.mesmerhq.com"export MESMER_PROJECT="xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" # found in the URL: https://your.tenant.mesmerhq.com/home/$project_id/...export MESMER_AUTH_TOKEN="[redacted]" # generate with `mesmer auth login`, or "Your Profile" -> "Token" on the web # Run your build script# Here you invoke Gradle, xcodebuild, etc../build-my-application.sh --output-binary-to myapp.apk # Submit the build for testing and crawl, capturing the freshly-created build IDbuild_id="$(mesmer -q .buildId submit myapp.apk)" # Wait for tests to finish, and then log the results.mesmer test wait $build_idmesmer test results $build_id
You can install the latest release of the CLI with the install script:
# Download the CLI, and add it to $PATH for the rest of this shell session$ source <(curl -s https://cli.mesmerhq.com/release/install.sh)
This guide assumes your CI provider is running Linux. For other operating systems, the procedure is similar, but not the same: you'll need to run the appropriate installer for your platform, and use the appropriate shell scripting syntax.
You can authenticate the CLI through environment variables---set wherever your CI platform keeps its secrets. Generally, you can configure the environment of your CI runner through your platform's web UI (GitHub Actions, CircleCI, Travis CI).
# (in your CI script, or configuration UI)$ export MESMER_AUTH_TOKEN="[your auth token]"
You can generate an auth token by running
mesmer auth login locally, followed by a
mesmer auth list --show-tokens.
To configure the CLI to find the right tenant and project, check your
.mesmer.yml project file in to version control:
# (locally) # If you don't have one already, create a .mesmer.yml file# containing your tenant and project ID.$ [[ ! -e .mesmer.yml ]] && mesmer init # Check in .mesmer.yml$ git add .mesmer.yml && git commit -m "Add .mesmer.yml" && git push
Alternatively, you can set environment variables to inform the CLI about your project:
# (in CI) $ export MESMER_TENANT="your.tenant.hostname.mesmerhq.com"$ export MESMER_PROJECT="xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
To automatically submit test and crawl jobs to Mesmer, build your application, then call
mesmer submit on the final binary:
# (in your CI script) # Build your app$ ./your-build-script -o build.apk # Submit the build for testing and crawl# Use an output query to pull off the buildId property# Note: make sure that `jq` is installed in your CI environment.$ build_id="$(mesmer -q .buildId submit build.apk)" ─── Creating the build ✓ Uploaded build Build ID aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ─── Queueing up jobs ✓ Got test configuration ✓ Fetched compatible devices ✓ Selected device for tests ✓ Tests in queue ✓ Crawl in queue ─── Waiting for jobs ✓ Tests in progress ✓ Crawl in progress Crawl ID bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb ─── Done! Tests https://some-tenant.mesmerhq.com/home/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/testresults/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Crawl https://some-tenant.mesmerhq.com/home/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/app-map/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa # Wait for tests to finish...$ mesmer test wait $build_id # ...And log the test results$ mesmer test results $build_id
This will upload the build for testing and crawl, wait for all tests to complete, and then log their results.