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Latest build: development
Posted: 19-Jul-2016 17:36

WebTest 3.0 released, featuring upgrades to Java 5, Groovy 1.6, and HtmlUnit 2.4.
The release includes support for maven integration, IDE-integration like for unit tests, capturing of background JavaScript errors, new steps for mouseOver and mouseOut events, better parallel execution of tests and - as usual - lots of handling improvements.
Posted: 5 March 2009

WebTest @ JavaOne
Dierk König presented "Functional testing of web applications: scaling with Java" on Wed May 7, 13:30 at JavaOne 2008 in the Tools and Scripting Languages track.
Posted: 8 May 2008

New WebTest screencast available:
Data Driven WebTest
Posted: 13 November 2007

First WebTest screencast available:
Creating a first Webtest Project

Extend WebTest with Groovy! Groovy in Action is available in every good bookstore.
Groovy in Action
Posted: 29 January 2007

Canoo WebTest

Canoo WebTest is a free Open Source tool for automated testing of web applications in a very effective way.

Look at Key Characteristics for a features' overview.

You write tests like this...

Simple Google Test in XML
<project default="test">
 <target name="test">

       name="check that WebTest is Google's top 'WebTest' result">
    <invoke url="
            description="Go to Google (in English)"/>
    <verifyTitle text="Google" />
    <setInputField name="qvalue="WebTest" />
    <clickButton label="I'm Feeling Lucky" />
    <verifyTitle text="Canoo WebTest" />

(yes, it's "just" Ant and therefore integrates smoothly in your Continuous Integration)

or as Groovy code like this...

the same as Groovy code
import com.canoo.webtest.WebtestCase

class SimpleTest extends WebtestCase {
  void testWebtestOnGoogle() {
    webtest("check that WebTest is Google's top 'WebTest' result") {
      invoke "", description: "Go to Google (in English)"
      verifyTitle "Google"
      setInputField name: "q", value: "WebTest"
      clickButton "I'm Feeling Lucky"
      verifyTitle "Canoo WebTest"

... and get comprehensive results

with all details and responses received from the server(s):