RSpec Automated Testing

First, let's create a testingbot_driver.rb file which makes it easy to run tests on TestingBot:


require "selenium/webdriver"
  
module TestingbotDriver
  class << self
    def testingbot_endpoint
      "https://key:secret@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub"
    end
  
    def caps
      caps = {
        :platform => "CAPITAN",
        :browserName => "Chrome",
        :version => "latest"
      }
    end
  
    def new_driver
      Selenium::WebDriver.for :remote, :url => testingbot_endpoint, :desired_capabilities => caps
    end
  end
end

Now, we need to tell RSpec to use our custom driver to run the test.
The best way to do this, is by defining an around hook:


spec_helper.rb:
require "rspec"
require_relative "testingbot_driver"
  
RSpec.configure do |config|
  config.around(:example) do |example|
    @driver = TestingbotDriver.new_driver
    begin
      example.run
    ensure
      @driver.quit
    end
  end
end

Now, let's create an actual test that will use TestingBot:

$ rspec example.rb
require_relative "spec_helper"
  
describe "Google's Search Functionality" do
  it "can find search results" do
    @driver.manage.timeouts.implicit_wait = 10
    @driver.navigate.to "http://www.google.com"
  
    raise "Unable to load Google." unless @driver.title.include? "Google"
  
    query = @driver.find_element :name, "q"
    query.send_keys "TestingBot"
    query.submit
  
    puts @driver.title
  end
end

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
driver = Selenium::WebDriver.for :firefox

After
driver = Selenium::WebDriver.for(:remote,
:url => "https://API_KEY:API_SECRET@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub",
:desired_capabilities => caps)


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.


driver = Selenium::WebDriver.for(:remote,
      :url => "http://API_KEY:API_SECRET@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub",
      :desired_capabilities => 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 RSpec 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:


testingbot_driver.rb
require "selenium/webdriver"
      
module TestingbotDriver
  class << self
    def testingbot_endpoint
      "http://key:secret@localhost:4445/wd/hub"
    end
  
    def caps
      caps = {
        :platform => "CAPITAN",
        :browserName => "Chrome",
        :version => "latest"
      }
    end
  
    def new_driver
      Selenium::WebDriver.for :remote, :url => testingbot_endpoint, :desired_capabilities => caps
    end
  end
end

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.

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.

One of the advantages in using our service is that you can run your tests in parallel.
You can run the same test across dozens of different browsers/versions at once, or run 20 tests at the same time on the same browsers. This drastically shortens your total test-build time.


Add the parallel_tests gem to your Gemfile:


gem "rspec", "~> 3.0.0"
gem "parallel_tests", "~> 1.6.1

Now create some more tests in the same spec directory. Make sure the tests also end with _spec.rb in the filename.


Once you have some more tests, you can run the tests in parallel with this command:

bundle exec parallel_rspec -n 2 spec/

The -n 2 means how many tests you will run concurrently. This should match up with the number of concurrent VMs you have with your TestingBot paid plan or 2 for the free trial.

Pick a Ruby test framework

  • Capybara

    Capybara is an integration testing tool for rack based web applications.

  • Cucumber

    Cucumber is a Ruby based test tool for BDD.

  • RSpec

    RSpec is a behavior-driven development (BDD) framework, inspired by JBehave.

  • Test::Unit

    Test-Unit is a xUnit family unit testing framework for Ruby.

  • Minitest

    Minimal (mostly drop-in) replacement for test-unit.

  • Watir

    Watir, pronounced water, is an open-source (BSD) family of Ruby libraries for automating web browsers.