Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Automate acceptance tests with Selenium

Category: Articles

IBM developerWorks has a new article covering Automate acceptance tests with Selenium.

Acceptance, or functional, testing is designed to put manual tasks through their paces, but testing these tasks by hand can be time consuming and prone to human error. In this article, the author shows architects, developers, and testers how to use the Selenium testing tools to automate acceptance tests; automating the tests saves times and helps eliminate tester mistakes. You also are provided with an example of how to apply Selenium in a real-world project using Ruby on Rails and Ajax.

I wish that the article went into more depth (hopefully there will be a follow up).

We constantly get asked about testing Ajax applications, and Selenium is a tool that we can all use.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:46 am

3.4 rating from 7 votes


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Selenium + SimpleTest driver


The tests are written in php like a UnitTestCase.

Note well that the current DOM implementation does not offer extensive fireEvent/dispatchEvent capability (only click, and mouse events are available). Thus, very tricky to test any thing like, onblur, onchange client-side events.


Comment by wei — December 22, 2005


Love Selenium we’re looking to integrate it with our new UAT Tool Vienna – User Acceptance Testing.Its available at for a free 5 day trial.
URL is:

We might build a whole API for selenium to work with it if there is sufficient interest as we love selenium. BadBoy is cool for this stuff as well.

Comment by NMQATestSoftware — April 16, 2008

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