An Introduction to Testing Web Applications with Twill and Selenium

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jun 18, 2007 - Computers - 60 pages
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This Short Cut is an introduction tobuilding automated web tests using twotools, twill and Selenium. twill is a simpleweb scripting language that can be usedto automate web tests, while Selenium isa web testing framework that runs in anybrowser and can be used to test complexweb sites that make extensive use ofJavaScript.

The best way to use this Short Cut is torun through the examples. We expectthat within an hour you can start writingyour own functional tests in either twillor Selenium, and within a day you willunderstand most, if not all, of the possibilitiesand the limitations of these tools.


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Jason Huggins is a test engineer at Google, Inc. and currently lives in Mountain View, California. He is the creator of Selenium, a cross-platform, cross-browser web automation framework. He enjoys programming with dynamic languages, namely Python, JavaScript, Ruby, HyperTalk, and Io. Jason once dreamed about starting a robotics company, but realized he's better suited to programming than mechanical engineering. He occasionally blogs at

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