Charles Wang 2 7. View an example Enter your e-mail address. They are there if you want them but mostly we write functional tests in a DSL that matches the customers domain language typically a layer above interactions with the browser. This pop-up will close itself in a few moments. Trying to be objective, I may overcompensate in the other direction and give Selenium too much credit. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I’m a beginner in the testing field.

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Christian rebutted WebTest’s Ajax supportsaying that in his application, “Even the simplest pages are throwing exceptions, because HtmlUnit can’t parse the Dojo import statements.

Canoo WebTest looks like a very powerful tool. Is your profile up-to-date?

WebTest vs. Selenium: Real and Simulated Browser Testing

It can even be considered superior as it allows better control over how to schedule the in-page requests making the unpredictable browser behavior predictable see for instance my previous post. By subscribing to this email, we may send you content based on your previous topic interests.

If you want to be able to run both Now, concerning testing frameworks: In contrast, our Selenium tests run on Firefox, and they run on IE, and they catch a lot of the problems vd occur when someone hasn’t written something in a cross-platform manner. Marc suggested that tests are never fast enough, but that “WebTest has simply less to do and everything happens in the JVM.


Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. It’s been very interesting to see the various views on this matchup!

HtmlUnit instead only tries to simulate different browsers functionality without actually launching them, which means that quality of simulation is way worse. Do you use one of these, or another functional testing tool altogether?

You describe a project in an XML file, and then Ant will use that description to build the software for you. Of course I will diligently fix errors I may have in my Selenium understanding.

Finally, Kent Tong imagines bridging the two approaches: Update company size to: Update company role to: From my experience, Selenium with it’s ChromeDriver was able to successfully load heavy JS page and do actions on it, while HtmlUnit failed even after several hours of tuning it with different configuration options.

Would you accept compilation errors in your program as long as your unit test pass? Nov 02, 4 min read by Geoffrey Wiseman.

I’ve found Selenium to be fairly reliable – places where the tests break down are often indicative of something wrong with the application; or something that is likely to be problematic when the application goes into production. While an opinion piece like this is useful to keep the conversation going as regards effective testing in a web environment, it the initial opinion piece linked to doesn’t just suffer from bias. They are there if you want them but mostly we write functional tests in a DSL that matches the customers domain language typically a layer above interactions with the browser.


A code coverage tool can help you understand which parts of your code are getting exercised by your tests. Webdrjver message is awaiting moderation. Jjwebunit way people can get the best of both worlds by frequently runing WebTest and running Selenium nightly. You can use it to simulate a user interacting with a web site.

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It suffers from a methodological error. I have learned Robot Framework these days. Not to mention it’s hard for people to get into the habit of learning to do Selenium tests as “atomic” features.

Yura 2, 4 24 As the lead developer for Canoo WebTest and HtmlUnit, Marc is clearly biased towards this style of tool, which he admits, and asks only that you read his analysis before arguing with him: Charles Wang 2 7. Murali suggested PragmaticQA Element.