Prerequisites


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

For Windows


For Linux/Mac:
  • Run python --version to see which python version is currently installed, make sure it is 2.5.X or above.
  • OS X, Ubuntu and most other Linux distro's come with Python pre-installed.


Getting Started


With TestingBot you can easily run your automated tests with any Python test framework, here's a simple example without any assertations:

sudo easy_install pip
pip install -U selenium
pip install testingbotclient
import unittest
import sys

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
from selenium.webdriver.common.desired_capabilities import DesiredCapabilities
from testingbotclient import TestingBotClient

class TestTestingBotClient(unittest.TestCase):

    def setUp(self):
		desired_cap = {'platform': 'Windows', 'browserName': 'firefox', 'version': 'latest-1' }

		self.driver = webdriver.Remote(
		    command_executor='http://key:secret@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub',
		    desired_capabilities=desired_cap)

    def test_google_example(self):
		self.driver.get("http://www.google.com")
		if not "Google" in self.driver.title:
		    raise Exception("Unable to load google page!")
		elem = self.driver.find_element_by_name("q")
		elem.send_keys("TestingBot")
		elem.submit()

    def tearDown(self):
		self.driver.quit()
		status = sys.exc_info() == (None, None, None)
		tb_client = TestingBotClient('key', 'secret')
		tb_client.tests.update_test(self.driver.session_id, self._testMethodName, status)

if __name__ == '__main__':
    unittest.main()

This test will start a Firefox browser on Windows in our cloud, go to Google, and search for TestingBot. It will then output the title.


Once the test has finished, the 'tb_client' library will send back the test's success state and name to TestingBot, so you have a nice overview of your tests by name and success state in our member dashboard.


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Make sure to always stop your test (driver.Quit()), otherwise it will continue running, leading to a timeout.


Configuring capabilities


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.



Before
driver = webdriver.Firefox()

After
driver = webdriver.Remote(
  command_executor='http://key:secret@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub',
  desired_capabilities=desired_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 Python 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:


import unittest
import sys

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
from selenium.webdriver.common.desired_capabilities import DesiredCapabilities
from testingbotclient import TestingBotClient

class TestTestingBotClient(unittest.TestCase):

    def setUp(self):
		desired_cap = {'platform': 'Windows', 'browserName': 'firefox', 'version': 'latest-1' }

		self.driver = webdriver.Remote(
		    command_executor='http://key:secret@localhost:4445/wd/hub',
		    desired_capabilities=desired_cap)

    def test_google_example(self):
		self.driver.get("http://www.google.com")
		if not "Google" in self.driver.title:
		    raise Exception("Unable to load google page!")
		elem = self.driver.find_element_by_name("q")
		elem.send_keys("TestingBot")
		elem.submit()

    def tearDown(self):
		self.driver.quit()
		status = sys.exc_info() == (None, None, None)
		tb_client = TestingBotClient('key', 'secret')
		tb_client.tests.update_test(self.driver.session_id, self._testMethodName, status)

if __name__ == '__main__':
    unittest.main()

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.



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 Nose and MultiProcessing, which makes it very easy to run multiple Python tests simultaneously:

pip install nose==0.11
pip install multiprocessing
nosetests --processes=<number_of_processes>

Pick a Python Test Framework


  • Behave

    Behave is behaviour-driven development Python style.

  • Lettuce

    Lettuce is a Python BDD plugin based on Ruby's Cucumber, offering Gherkin stories.

  • PyUnit

    PyUnit is the standard unit testing framework module for Python, described as a Python version of JUnit.