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Re: [ljc] Web Selenium

From: Stephen M.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 9:50 AM
I don't use it a lot, but I can provide a few pointers.

There's an IDE developed as a Firefox extension:
Generally you would record an initial script against a live web site by clicking around the site yourself. Then you would write tests that look at specific DOM elements, to confirm that they match expected values. The IDE enables you to click on an element on the screen to generate the code to look at the relevant DOM element. However, you would usually need to know enough JavaScript to inspect the DOM and extract the list of HTML elements you;re interested in.

There's a Maven plugin, which does the job of running up a web server during your build, and running tests against it. An example can be found here:

If you're looking to do something closer to actual unit tests, then HTMLUnit enables you to do this without starting a server. Combined with Jasmine BDD, that can be a solid way to test your JavaScript, and it's much faster than waiting for Jetty/Tomcat to start up every time you run tests.

For more information on how to actually use it, you're best off just searching for tutorials and reading the documentation.


On Jul 03, 2012, at 05:25 AM, alexander sharma <[address removed]> wrote:


Anybody here who knows how to use Web Selenium, tutorials etc is it a plugin in eclipse.
Is web selenium for testing live website for example how would I extract all deals from Groupon website using Web Selenium.

Any help appreciated.

Please contact me at [address removed]


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