Prerequisites

Let's start with making sure PHP is available on your system.

For Windows:


For Linux:
sudo apt-get install curl libcurl3 libcurl3-dev php5-curl php5-cli php-pear
sudo apt-get install phpunit
sudo pear upgrade pear
sudo pear channel-discover pear.phpunit.de
sudo pear channel-discover components.ez.no
sudo pear channel-discover pear.symfony.com
sudo pear install --alldeps phpunit/PHPUnit

For Mac:

PHP should already be present on Mac OS X by default


Getting Started

With TestingBot you can easily run your automated tests with any PHP test framework, here's a simple example with php-webdriver:

php composer.phar require facebook/webdriver
<?php

  require_once('vendor/autoload.php');
  use Facebook\WebDriver\Remote\RemoteWebDriver;
  use Facebook\WebDriver\WebDriverBy;

  $web_driver = RemoteWebDriver::create(
    "https://api_key:api_secret@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub",
    array("platform"=>"WINDOWS", "browserName"=>"firefox", "version" => "latest")
  );
  $web_driver->get("http://google.com");

  $element = $web_driver->findElement(WebDriverBy::name("q"));
  if($element) {
      $element->sendKeys("TestingBot");
      $element->submit();
  }
  print $web_driver->getTitle();
  $web_driver->quit();
?>

Configuring capabilities

To run your existing tests on TestingBot, your tests will need to be configured to use the TestingBot remote machines. If the test was running on your local machine or network, you can simply change your existing test like this:


Before
$web_driver = RemoteWebDriver::create("http://localhost:4444/wd/hub",
  array("platform"=>"WINDOWS", "browserName"=>"firefox"));

After
$web_driver = RemoteWebDriver::create("https://api_key:api_secret@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub",
  array("platform"=>"WINDOWS", "browserName"=>"firefox"));



Specifying the operating system, browser and version



To let TestingBot know on which browser/platform you want to run your test on, you need to specify the browsername, version, OS and other optional options in the capabilities field.


$web_driver = RemoteWebDriver::create("http://api_key:api_secret@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub", $caps);

To see how to do this please select a combination of browser version and platform in the drop-down menus below


1. Select a Platform
2. Select a Browser


Testing Internal/Staged Websites


We've built TestingBot Tunnel, to provide you with a secure way to run tests against your staged/internal webapps. Please see our TestingBot Tunnel documentation for more information about this easy to use tunneling solution.


The example below shows how to easily run a PHP WebDriver test with our Tunnel:


1. Download our tunnel and start the tunnel:

java -jar testingbot-tunnel.jar key secret

2. Adjust your test: instead of pointing to 'hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub' like the example above - change it to point to your tunnel's IP address.
Assuming you run the tunnel on the same machine you run your tests, change to 'localhost:4445/wd/hub'. localhost is the machine running the tunnel, 4445 is the default port of the tunnel.


This way your test will go securily through the tunnel to TestingBot and back:


<?php

  require_once('vendor/autoload.php');
  use Facebook\WebDriver\Remote\RemoteWebDriver;
  use Facebook\WebDriver\WebDriverBy;

  $web_driver = RemoteWebDriver::create(
    "https://api_key:api_secret@localhost:4445/wd/hub",
    array("platform"=>"WINDOWS", "browserName"=>"firefox", "version" => "latest")
  );
  $web_driver->get("http://google.com");

  $element = $web_driver->findElement(WebDriverBy::name("q"));
  if($element) {
      $element->sendKeys("TestingBot");
      $element->submit();
  }
  print $web_driver->getTitle();
  $web_driver->quit();
?>

Speed up Testing

Parallel Testing

Parallel Testing means running the same test, or multiple tests, simultaneously. This greatly reduces your total testing time.

You can run the same tests on all different browser configurations or run different tests all on the same browser configuration.
TestingBot has a large grid of machines and browsers, which means you can use our service to do efficient parallel testing. It is one of the key features we provide to greatly cut down on your total testing time.


Queueing

Every plan we provide comes with a limit of concurrent VMs (how many tests you can run in parallel).
For example: if you have a plan with 5 concurrent VMs, it is possible to start more tests. TestingBot will queue the additional tests and run the tests as soon as slots become available.


To run tests in parallel, we recommend using Paratest, which makes it very easy to run multiple PHP tests simultaneously.

vendor/bin/paratest -p 8 -f --phpunit=vendor/bin/phpunit WebdriverTest.php

The command above will run your tests in 8 seperate processes (8 tests at once).

Other Options


We offer many other test options, for example: disable video recording, specifying a custom Firefox Profile, loading Chrome/Firefox/Safari extensions, running an executable before your test starts, uploading files, ...
See our list of test options for a full list of options to customize your tests.



Pick a PHP test framework

  • Behat/Mink

    Behat is a BDD framework which runs on PHP
    Mink is used for its browser emulation and works nicely together with Behat.

  • PHPUnit

    PHPUnit is the most popular unit testing framework for PHP.
    It comes with good Selenium WebDriver support and is easy to set up.

  • Codeception

    Codeception is a BDD-styled PHP testing framework.
    This testing framework offers good Selenium support.

  • SimpleTest

    SimpleTest is a framework for unit testing, web site testing and mock objects for PHP.