08 Feb 2014

Released version 0.8.1

A new version 0.8.1 was released with the following features:

  • JavaScript browser factory
  • Using empty urls in page tests and reporting last visited page
  • Added new page actions: open and resize

JavaScript browser factory

In case you would like to take full control over instantiation of WebDriver you can use the so called jsfactory. It delegates the creation of browser to a user-defined script. This might be very handy in case you need to provide some additional settings in a profile. Lets image you need to open browser with specific language settings. Here is an example of a script mydriver.js that does that:

importClass(org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver); importClass(org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxProfile); importClass(net.mindengine.galen.utils.GalenUtils); importClass(net.mindengine.galen.browser.SeleniumBrowser); var pageUrl = args[0]; var size = GalenUtils.readSize(args[1]); var profile = new FirefoxProfile(); profile.setPreference("intl.accept_languages", "no,en-us,en"); var browser = new SeleniumBrowser(new FirefoxDriver(profile)); browser.load(pageUrl); browser.changeWindowSize(size); browser;

And here is an example how to use this script mydriver.js in the test suite:

Home page on a mobile device jsfactory mydriver.js http://samples.galenframework.com/tutorial1/tutorial1.html 400x480 check homepage.spec --include "mobile"

You should always provide a script for jsfactory. All other arguments will be copied to the args array in the script. As you see from example above the argument http://samples.galenframework.com/tutorial1/tutorial1.html is stored at 0 position in args array and argument 640x480 is at 1 position

IMPORTANT! If you use jsfactory you also have to handle opening of a url and resizing browser window. In this browser factory Galen is not doing anything so you have to manage this by yourself. Just take a look how it is implemented in the example above

In case you don’t want to implement browser window resize and loading of page url you can use page actions open and resize for jsfactory based tests.

Home page test jsfactory firefox.js open http://example.com resize 640x480 check homepage.spec

Using empty urls in page tests and reporting last visited page

In case your tests are quite advanced and you are using a lot of javascript code for performing actions on page you might have a problem that in the html reports the url that is reported is not actually the one that is checked. From now since version 0.8.1 there is a possibility to report only the last page used in page test. You need to put to your config the following property

galen.reporting.html.useLastPageUrls = true

Also in case you want to delegate page loading to your scripts you can now write tests like this:

User profile page - 640x480 run login-to-user-profile.js check user-profile.spec

In this case Galen will only open browser window and change its size to 640x480 without loading any page.

Page Actions: Open and Resize

In case you use your own factory for creating a browser and you don’t want to handle url opening in there you can use open page action

Home page test jsfactory firefox.js open http://example.com check homepage.spec

You can also use resize page action for changing browser window size

Home page test jsfactory firefox.js open http://example.com resize 640x480 check homepage.spec


We are moving all the discussions to Google Groups. From this moment, if you have problems with your test code or some issues with installation, please ask your questions in https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/galen-framework. This way more people will be able to help you.

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