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Matt Frost: Using Selenium2 with PHPUnit

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 20 September 2012.
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In this new post to his site Matt Frost continues his look at using Selenium to test his applications (see the first parts here) and shows how to use the Selenium extension for PHPUnit to run all his tests from one place.

So I've taken it upon myself to do a bit of reading and messing around with the Selenium Extension for PHPUnit and I wanted to share a bit of what I learned. Looking around on the internet, I didn't find a whole lot of real good information on the Selenium2TestCase API so I want to provide a little bit of depth in some of those areas. I'm going to cover a few areas of interest and provide some code examples where relevant.

He includes the steps to get things set up to connect with the Selenium server and some of the common functions you can use to interact with its browser. He shows how to select items and interact with things like forms and links. He also includes a recommendation of using the "url()" method to jump to a point in the app instead of clicking through the same paths over and over again.