Trying to be objective, I may overcompensate in the other direction and give Selenium too much credit. You can use it to simulate a user interacting with a web site. It suffers from a methodological error. HtmlUnit instead only tries to simulate different browsers functionality without actually launching them, which means that quality of simulation is way worse. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service.

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I don’t want to start holy war, but IMO JUnit is better and more widespread and hence, is more actively developed.

WebTest vs. Selenium: Real and Simulated Browser Testing

Sign up using Facebook. 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. See our privacy notice for details. I’m not entirely certain that most of what people do with Canoo really constitutes “functional” tests – a difference that comes down to semantics in large part.

I have seen some tutorials about each one individually ant manualJUnit TutorialSelenium tutorial and I have understood that JScover just graphically presents you the results of the test. You describe a project in an XML file, and then Ant will use that description to build the software for you. 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.

I have learned Robot Framework these days. Marc Guillemot compared the twoand in his opinion, WebTest wins, with a score of Subscribe to our architect webdriverr Get the most out of the InfoQ experience.

You still have to see how it works in a real browser – not idealized tests which explain how it should work.

WebTest vs. Selenium: Real and Simulated Browser Testing

View an example Enter your e-mail address. Now, concerning testing frameworks: JUnit is canonical testing framework because it was around since i. Charles Wang 2 jwwebunit. A code coverage tool can help you understand which parts of your code are getting exercised by your tests. Update Company name to: Of course I will diligently fix errors I may have in my Selenium understanding.

Please take a moment to review and update. Out of these points, I assume that Selenium is the best simulation engine so far.

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But for now they are almost the same except for some minor differences, so I would say it’s a matter of taste and fact that JUnit is more widespread. But there’s so much more behind being registered. Do you also webrriver any example which uses those that can help me? By subscribing to this email, we may send you content based on your previous topic interests.

I also do not know how to start making test cases. Post as a guest Name. Sign up or log in Webdrivre up using Google.

For Simonbrowser fidelity is the most important point:. Essentially a bad Selenium test is like a run-on sentence, or the way a small child tells a story: Don’t expect that to last long.

Tools like WebTest strike me as being somewhat theoretical – they prove that the code works perfectly, but only in an ideal environment that bears little resemblance to production. Real and Simulated Browser Testing. You can jwebunlt each test as a method on a class; typically, you have multiple tests per class. Is your profile up-to-date? You can use it to simulate a user interacting with a web site.