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Lapis Lazuli: Watir, Selenium and Cucumber on steroids

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Test Automation

What does Lapis Lazuli add to Watir, Selenium and Cucumber?

Hello, I am Gijs, one of the developers of Lapis Lazuli. I often get the question why we use Lapis Lazuli in addition to Watir. In this post I will explain each of the systems unique abilities and then I will list the advantages of using Lapis Lazuli.

Cucumber, Selenium and Watir

Below I will describe in a short summary the main functions of these solutions.

Cucumber

This is what makes Ruby code usable for Continous Integration. It helps you turn code into readable text. Most commonly used for Gherkin style output.

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Mobile website test automation with cucumber but without the hassle

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Test Automation

Introduction

In the test automation world the client often requests to run the tests on mobile devices, next to doing the testing on regular desktop. When running your automation in Cucumber, you have multiple possibilities to solve this. In this article I will talk about these possibilities and a new (simple) way to do it with Lapis Lazuli, a Ruby Gem that cooperates with Selenium Webdriver.

I will talk about the following solutions:

  • Lapis Lazuli device simulation
  • Using Appium
  • Using Browserstack
  • Using a phone via USB.

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Cucumber Basics: Gherkin and Files

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Test Automation

Introduction

In last week’s post, we provided a complete setup guide for cucumber and related packages on Windows. This week, we’re going to cover the basics of cucumber. You’ll learn about what each file in a test suite means, and you will write test scenarios in Gherkin structured English.

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Announcing spriteCloud Calliope

We’re excited to announce the release of our test automation product spriteCloud Calliope!

spriteCloud Calliope is the culmination of our years of experience with helping our customers integrate test automation into their development process. When we provide automated testing services, we typically use cucumber with our own LapisLazuli extensions. Between them, these tools tackle the problem of maintaining complex test suites. spriteCloud Calliope integrates them into your workflow.

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Complete Setup Guide for Ruby, Cucumber and Watir on Windows

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Test Automation

Introduction

This is an updated version of our previous post on getting a cucumber installation set up on Windows. It has become one of the most popular resources for this on the web, but has aged a little since we published it in 2011.

With this updated guide, we’d like to kick off a new round of cucumber-related blog posts.

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Announcing LapisLazuli

We’re thrilled to announce the public release of LapisLazuli.

The Open Source project is the fruit of our years of experience with automated testing of web applications and APIs. When we provide automated testing, we use other Open Source tools like cucumber, Watir and Selenium. LapisLazuli adds functionality on top of those projects for test suites that are less fragile and more maintainable.

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Complex Workflows with Cucumber

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Test Automation

Our favourite test automation software in the world remains cucumber, but like all software, it has its limitations. In particular, it is at first glance pretty difficult to express workflows in it that contain branches. In this post, we explain how that can be achieved.

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Easy debugging of your test automation watir-webdriver scripts

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Test Automation

Hi All,

When you are using watir-webdriver for web testautomation, you might encounter problems that are not be easy to debug. For example interaction with page elements such as links or buttons that are hidden. Or locating elements in other iframes. One easy way to see what is going on is by interacting with your web browser through the command line!

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Mobile test automation in 3 simple steps

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Test Automation

Introduction

 

Hi Again,

In this post we would like to explain a bit more about the mobile test automation that we are using here at spriteCloud. The past years we have seen that the mix of cucumber with selenium webdriver has been extremely powerful. This setup allows for test automation that is, besides easy to setup and maintain once you get the hang of it, understandable and easy to expand for any stakeholder in your project. We are using this same setup now for testing native mobile applications and it works like a charm!

We will start with mobile test automation for android. For this test automation we are using calabash-android which is basically a mix of cucumber with robotium under the hood…

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Complete setup guide for Ruby, Cucumber and Watir or Selenium webdriver on Windows

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Test Automation
This blog post is outdated. Please refer to our updated setup guide instead.

Hi All,

We have seen quite some people having trouble getting a proper test automation setup using cucumber and watir-webdriver or selenium-webdriver. Here we describe the minimum number of steps to get your cucumber with watir/selenium-webdriver up and running.

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Reputation. Meet spriteCloud

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Discover how our process can boost your reputation.