WebDriver Test Tools

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A front-end testing framework using Selenium WebDriver and Python.

Overview

WebDriver Test Tools provides a framework and utilities for writing front-end functional tests.

Features

  • Framework for writing cross-browser front-end test suites
  • Pre-defined test functions for commonly used test procedures
  • Utilities and extended functionality for the Selenium WebDriver package
  • Implementation of the Page Object Model with pre-defined page objects for common elements (navbars, forms, etc)
  • Command line tool for quickly generating files and directories for new test projects
  • Mobile device layout emulation for responsive tests
  • Headless browser testing
  • Support for running tests on BrowserStack

This project uses Selenium WebDriver for automated browser actions and the python unittest library for the test framework, documentation for which can be found below:

Documentation

Full documentation for WebDriver Test Tools:

Set Up

Prerequisites

Python

  • Python 3.4+
  • pip (included by default with Python 3.4+)

Drivers

In order to use Selenium, drivers will need to be installed for any browser tests will be run on. Below are currently supported drivers, their default enabled/disabled status, and their supported features:

Driver Enabled by Default Headless Browsing Mobile Layout
Google Chrome
Firefox  
Safari      
Edge      
Internet Explorer      

Cross-platform browsers are enabled by default, while platform-specific browsers are disabled by default. You can enable or disable drivers in <test_package>/config/browser.py by setting the corresponding value in BrowserConfig.ENABLED_BROWSERS to True or False, respectively.

The following documentation goes into detail on configuring browsers for testing:

Installation

The package can be installed using pip:

pip install webdriver-test-tools

Note: Command may be pip3 instead of pip depending on the system.

Creating a Test Suite

The package itself does not contain test cases. To generate files for a new test suite, change into the desired directory and run:

wtt init

This will generate a new test package with template files and project directories.

The following documentation goes into detail on test projects:

  • Test Projects: Test project setup, configuration, command line usage, and directory structure
  • Example Test Project: Step-by-step tutorial with a simple example test project

Command Line Usage

To initialize a new test project in the current directory:

wtt init [<package_name>] [<"Project Title">] [--no-gitignore] [--no-readme]

Where:

  • <package_name>: Name for the new test package. (alphanumeric characters and underscores only. Cannot start with a number)
  • <"Project Title">: (Optional) Friendly name for the test project. Defaults to the value of <package_name> if not provided
  • --no-gitignore: Do not create .gitignore files for project root and log directory
  • --no-readme: Do not generate README file with usage info

If no arguments are provided, a prompt will walk you through project initialization.

For info on command line arguments:

wtt --help

To print the version number:

wtt --version

Note: wtt and webdriver_test_tools can be used interchangeably.

Contributing

Please read the contributing guidelines for details on reporting bugs, requesting features, and making contributions to the project.