To support ever shorter release cycles you need to automate testing, and to do that, you need to use a program that can verify your desired behavior. One option is to use tools that can record and replay a scenario, but those are a nightmare to maintain, and you'll probably end up writing the code needed for automating the tests yourself.
For automating the testing of a web application, Selenium is a better way. It takes some programming skills, however, and you must take care to ensure that your tests are easy to understand and maintainable.
Writing maintainable, easy to understand tests might seem hard, but not if you follow these four, simple rules of design.(more...)
A lot of people want to automate testing of their web applications. This is definitely a good thing. But it happens that they focus more on the tooling than the testing.(more...)
Getting started with Selenium WebDriver may be an issue. You must write some code and get the code running. I have created what I think is the smallest possible solution that could work. It consists of two files, a project definition and the actual test.(more...)
JUnit supports annotations so a method can be executed first in a test class or before each test method is executed. It also has annotations that supports methods to be executed after each test method or after the test class. This is very good if you need a common setup and a common tear down.
The after methods don't give you access to the test result. You cannot know if a test method failed or not. This may
pose a problem if you have a need to perform some specific actions after a failed test. A solution could be to
onError() method. But JUnit doesn't support it.
A solution is to employ a @Rule annotation.(more...)
Filed under: Automation, Cucumber, Maven, Selenium, Software development, Test automation, — Tags: BDD, Behaviour Driven Development, Behaviour Driven Development - BDD, Cucumber, Cucumber-jvm, Executable specifications, Java, Page Object, Parameterized JUnit, WebDriver — Thomas Sundberg — 2011-10-18
Selenium a great tool for testing web applications. The current version, Selenium 2, is a merge between Selenium and WebDriver. I will walk you through an example where we test a web site using Selenium in a few different ways. This is the same example as I demonstrated at Scandev on tour in Stockholm 18 October 2011.(more...)
We want to run the same test more than once and only vary the parameters. The solution is to use JUnit and run our tests with the Parameterized JUnit runner.(more...)
We want to build a web application and we want to test it automatically.(more...)