Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. HtmlUnit has an impressively complete implementation of the DOM and has good support for using JavaScript, but it is no different from any other browser: AutoIt v3 is also freeware. CIGuy 4, 19 You are using Selenium-Grid to distribute your tests over multiple machines or virtual machines VMs. It supports Java and JavaScript. Full support see unit test here MochiKit 1.

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I am trying to understand testing framework better and been looking into Selenium.

At test run, Selenium launches the corresponding browser called in script and executes test steps. Post as a guest Name. Benefits of Html Unit Driver: Installation Place all the required jars in your classpath.

HtmlUnit – General – htmlunit vs selenium/casper

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. HtmlUnitDriver is thus only good for simple, static pages, especially wwebdriver without JavaScript. Post as a guest Name. You can get into more details here. It uses WebKit as its javaScript engine, and has native support for various webddiver standards: Set user-agent in Selenium RC Thanks a lot!


The unit tests of some well-known JavaScript libraries htmlujit included in HtmlUnit’s own unit tests; based on these unit tests, the following libraries are known to work well with HtmlUnit: At least at UX systems you can use for example Xvfb and point the browsers to that display to make them “headless” See also http: When running tests from Jenkins overnight, you typically have no access to a windowing system such as X11 or Windows in which to run the web browser.

Selenium vs HtmlUnit? – Stack Overflow

Sign up using Email and Password. This is not true. Build server Log in as ‘guest’. Selenium can automatically take screenshots during You will observer no browser is launched and results are shown in console.

Web & Rest API Automation

Speed vs Consistency – Higher failure rate not as big of a deal with screenshots on fail or tools like saucelabs which record entire runs. If your browser and tests will all run on the same machine, and your tests only use the WebDriver API, vx you do not need to run the Selenium-Server; WebDriver will run the browser directly.

HtmlUnit has an impressively complete implementation of the DOM and has good support for using JavaScript, but it is no different from any other browser: Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. HtmlUnit Driver is getting famous because of its lightweight and fast features.


It does not provide any GUI while executing programs. Sign up using Facebook. Email Required, but never shown. For any language binding other than java the Selenium Server is required to use this driver. To use a particular browser with Selenium you need corresponding driver.

Selenium Headless Browser Testing: HTMLUnitDriver & PhantomJS

Full support see unit test here MochiKit 1. Some strengths of headless browsers: With each release of both WebDriver and HtmlUnit, we reassess this decision: Does Headless Browser Run Faster? Basic concept of selenium RC and selenium grid. For those familiar with Selenium-RC, this is quite different from what you are used to.

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