Really Quick Start
You can also use Selenium IDE to create and edit tests:
Overview and Usage Notes
ERSelenium provides several features for effective use of SeleniumCore with WebObjects applications including:
- 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).
You can use ERSelenium directly from workspace:
- Specify it as your project's workspace dependency .
- Enable it in the project's Properties file:
Debug output of ERSelenium can be enabled in Properties by:
log4j.logger.er.selenium = DEBUG
Other ERSelenium properties:
- SeleniumTestsRoot="SomeOtherPath" - change the tests location. By default ERSelenium will search for tests in "Resources/Selenium".
- SeleniumActionsClass="FullClassName" - specifies the class with methods, which should be executed before and during the test using SeleniumAction direct action (see below for details). By default SeleniumDefaultSetupActions class is used.
- SeleniumReportPath="PathName" - specified the path to the report file, which is created after the testing is done. "./Contents/Resources/" is the default value.
In your SeleniumTestsRoot folder (Resources/Selenium by default) you should create tests hierarchy. Tests are divided into groups, each group is located in its own folder. In each folder there should be a collection of test files, each in one of the formats, supported by ERSelenium. Example hierarchy:
You can use both standard HTML and wiki-like Selenese formats for writing tests although Selenese format is usually a preferred choice.
To run all tests point your browser to SeleniumStartTesting Direct Action:
To run a specific group of tests, add "/TestGroupName":
Some tips for writing tests for ERSelenium
- Don't use full URLs with open/openWindow commands (http://baseurl part will be added by ERSelenium):
- You can use setup/teardown methods from the class, specified in SeleniumActionsClass property by opening /wa/SeleniumAction/methodName URL, e.g.:
- You can use @repeat-@values-@done metacommands to execute specific part of the test with additional values edited in textboxes, e.g.:
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.
@values user1 user2 user3
@values pass1 pass2 pass3
...some more actions...
Note: in Selenese format, lines that don't begin with "|" are treated as comments, so metacommands in the example above will be safely processed by Selenium IDE.
- Selenium IDE Firefox plugin and XPath Checker can be very handy for creating and editing Selenium tests. Selenium IDE Selenese source plugin with proper comments support resides in ERSelenium/Resources/selenese-ide-plugin.js.