Join Justin Putney for an in-depth discussion in this video Using emulators to quickly test mobile devices, part of Problem Solving for Web Professionals.
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- In this video, I'll show you how you can use emulators…to test mobile devices.…The advantage of using an emulator over an actual device…is that it can be much faster to start up…and test than a device,…you don't actually have to own every device…so when a new iPad comes out or new iPad OS…you don't have to go through the process…of updating your OS or buying a new device,…you can test right on your computer,…and you can quickly compare devices.…So let's take a look at some of the options.…If you're on a Mac you can use the iOS Simulator…to test iPhone and iPad versions.…
The iOS simulator comes installed…with the developer tool called Xcode.…You'll need to download Xcode.…You don't need to know how to use Xcode,…you just need to have it on your system.…It's a pretty big download, but once you have it installed…you can open Xcode, you can access the iOS Simulator…by going to the Xcode menu, going to Open Developer Tool,…and choose iOS Simulator.…Then once you're done with that,…you can actually quit Xcode…and the iOS Simulator runs separately.…
Learn to turn your web browser into a code inspector, cope with browser incompatibilities, perform cross-platform testing, and more. Justin Putney gives you the skills you need to address the unique problems in each new project—and ensure the quality of your design and your code.
- Using web inspection tools
- Finding and destroying HTML errors
- Locating missing assets
- Supporting Internet Explorer
- Becoming a Google search master
- Testing with online snippet editors, emulators, and more
- Testing responsive layouts
- Debugging code
- Adding new functionality