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Selenium 3 Beta Testing with TestingBot

2016-09-07
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TestingBot provides an option for people who want to run their Selenium tests with the latest Selenium 3 beta versions!


Selenium 3 is currently still in beta, so bugs might appear when using this beta version to run tests with.


A short list of things that changed with Selenium 3:


  • Selenium RC is no longer included in the default package. TestingBot will provide an option to still run RC tests with Selenium 3 once it hits a stable release
  • Geckodriver is used by default for Firefox tests. When you run a test on TestingBot with version 47 or higher we already use Geckodriver for you
  • Overall bug fixes and speed improvements

How can I run my tests on TestingBot with Selenium 3?

If you like, we offer an option to run tests with Selenium 3 (beta 1 and beta 2). As with all beta software, bugs might appear that were not there with the current stable version.


You can specify selenium-version in the desired capabilities to use a different Selenium version. For example, for Selenium 3 you can specify either: 3.0.0-beta1 or 3.0.0-beta2


var webdriver = require('selenium-webdriver'),
    testingbotKey = "key",
    testingbotSecret = "secret",
    driver;

driver = new webdriver.Builder().withCapabilities({
    'browserName': 'firefox',
    'platform': 'VISTA',
    'version': 'latest',
    'client_key': testingbotKey,
    'client_secret': testingbotSecret,
    'selenium-version' : '3.0.0-beta2'
  }).
  usingServer("http://" + testingbotKey + ":" + testingbotSecret +
        "@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub").build();

driver.get('https://www.google.com');

driver.getTitle().then(function (title) {
    console.log("title is: " + title);
});

driver.quit();
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