O'Reilly logo

An Introduction to Testing Web Applications with twill and Selenium by Jason Huggins, Gheorghe Gheorghiu, C. Titus Brown

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

An Introduction to Testing Web Applications with twill and Selenium

C. Titus Brown

Gheorghe Gheorghiu

Jason Huggins

June 18, 2007

Abstract

This Short Cut is an introduction to building automated web tests using two tools, twill and Selenium. twill is a simple web scripting language that can be used to automate web tests, while Selenium is a web testing framework that runs in any browser and can be used to test complex web sites that make extensive use of JavaScript.

The best way to use this Short Cut is to run through the examples. We expect that within an hour you can start writing your own functional tests in either twill or Selenium, and within a day you will understand most, if not all, of the possibilities and the limitations of these tools.

Introduction

Welcome!

This Short Cut is an introduction to building automated web tests using two tools, twill and Selenium. twill is a simple web scripting language that can be used to automate web tests, while Selenium is a web testing framework that runs in any browser and can be used to test complex web sites that make extensive use of JavaScript.

The best way to use this Short Cut is to run through the examples. We expect that within an hour you can start writing your own functional tests in either twill or Selenium, and within a day you will understand most, if not all, of the possibilities and the limitations ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required