Monday, November 19, 2012

Selenium 2 Java Quick Setup

I had a seemingly random issue with a website where it would fail one out of x times. Since I haven't used Selenium 2 yet I thought I would run a Selenium test.

To get started in Selenium 2 and Java the quickest way is to use Selenium IDE and generate some tests. Then use the File -> Export Test Case As -> Java / JUnit 4 WebDriver Backend. After the test is created then just drop it into Netbeans or Eclipse. The first stumbling block I ran into was that I needed Both Selenium Client and Selenium Server Jars added. Without the Selenium Server Jar, I saw an unhelpful error that stated: "com/google/common/base/Function". After adding those 2 Jars, if you don't use the Eclipse or Netbeans test runners, make sure to add the JUnit Jar. Then you can run your test. Here is a shell that does nothing but run a test that was outputted from Selenium IDE.

package webdriversample;

import com.thoughtworks.selenium.Selenium;
import org.junit.After;
import org.junit.Assert;
import org.junit.Before;
import org.junit.Test;
import org.junit.runner.JUnitCore;
import org.junit.runner.Result;
import org.junit.runner.notification.Failure;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverBackedSelenium;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;

public class WebDriverExample {

    private Selenium selenium;

    public void setUp() {
        WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();
        String baseUrl = "";
        selenium = new WebDriverBackedSelenium(driver, baseUrl);

    public void googleSearchExample() {       "?q=test");          

    public void tearDown() throws Exception {

    public static void main(String[] args) {        
        Result result = JUnitCore.runClasses(WebDriverExample.class);
        for (Failure failure : result.getFailures()) {

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