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Podcast - 1 hour plus session on Test Driven Development with WebObjects presented by Denis Frolov on WOWODC 09. Shows how to use ERSelenium, jUnit, and Mockito with WebObjects.

Quick Start

You can also use Selenium IDE to create and edit tests:


  • Custom setup/teardown actions that can be run before/after each test.
  • Base URL independence.
  • Support of HTML and Selenese test formats (Java support is planned).
  • "On-the-fly" generation of test suites from the files in your project's source tree.
  • Bookmarkable DirectAction url to run all tests (can be used for automated testing).
  • Metacommands (special instructions specified in comments).

SeleniumCore is the powerful javascript toolkit for web applications "black-box" testing. It emulates different kinds of user actions such as: clicking the hyperlink, editing text in the input field, choosing item from the list and so on. See also: Selenium

Adding the ERSelenium


framework dependency to an Application

You can add a ERSelenium test runner component framework dependency to your application with eclipseEclipse/WOLips:

  1. Add the ERSelenium.framework to your project's workspace Libraries dependency. See the tutorial: Add a Framework Dependency
  2. (Optionally. Disabled by default. Use with caution). Enable the framework in the project's Properties fileSelenium tests direct action url in production mode via the property:
    Code Block
    Debug output of ERSelenium can be enabled in Properties by:
    Code Block = DEBUG


To run all tests point your browser to SeleniumStartTesting Direct Action:


To run a specific group of tests, add "/TestGroupName":


  • Don't use full URLs with open/openWindow commands (http://baseurl part will be added by ERSelenium):
    Code Block
  • You can use setup/teardown methods. They should be implemented as direct actions in the separate class, which should be er.selenium.SeleniumAction-descendant. SeleniumAction class has some handy helper methods and automatically turns your selenium-related actions off when selenium is disabled in Properties. Here's the example of using selenium-related direct actions in the test (suppose that resetSessionAction() is defined in the class "Selenium"):
    Code Block
  • You can use @repeat-@values-@done metacommands to execute specific part of the test with additional values edited in textboxes, e.g.:
    Code Block
        ...some actions...
        @values user1 user2 user3
        @values pass1 pass2 pass3
        ...some more actions...
    The commands between @repeat and @done will be repeated several times, each time with new value in "user" and "password" input field. The values are seperated by spaces and if you have multiple @values lines, they all must have the same number of parameters. The @values section applies to the value of the next command.