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From Ugo Cei <>
Subject Re: [RT] Who may follow a retired Anteater?
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2005 08:07:26 GMT
Il giorno 09/mar/05, alle 08:01, Bertrand Delacretaz ha scritto:

> Le 9 mars 05, à 00:11, Alfred Nathaniel a écrit :
>> ...Does anybody have practical experience with Canoo WebTest which 
>> speaks
>> for/against this product?  Or any other product?  Or is nobody 
>> testing?..

I used WebTest for a while, but in the end I found that writing tests 
in XML is way too verbose and clumsy. Also, keeping a lot of tests up 
to date with respect to a changing Web UI was too much of a pain.

> Although I do not see an urgent need to move away from anteater, I've 
> been using HttpUnit successfully in other projects and it does a good 
> job. For HTML pages at least, but I'm not sure about its support for 
> XML responses, which we want to test as well.
> But - writing "page" tests (http/xml or http/html) in compiled code is 
> a pain IMHO, a scripting environment (ideally without angle brackets) 
> is much more convenient, to shorten the test writing cycle.
> I can't help thinking that using rhino scripts to drive HttpUnit (if 
> it does XML and XPath checks) or something similar would be cool...
> -Bertrand

Have you seen Selenium? [1] Looks interesting, but I haven't had the 
time to take it for a test ride, yet.



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