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WebDrivers in XLT: How to Run Test Cases in Multiple Browsers

Update: Before you continue reading, here is a new version of this test suite and article: Multi-Browser-Suite for Test Automation. It makes things a lot easier.

Have you heard of XLT Script Developer yet? If you have, you’ll probably agree that it’s a convenient tool to record and run automated test cases. However, with it being a Firefox plugin, you’re basically bound to run your test cases in Firefox. Wouldn’t it be nice to reuse Script Developer test cases in multiple browsers? You can actually do so by taking advantage of the WebDriver API that is part of the XLT framework.

If you don’t know much about WebDrivers, you should continue reading this article – the first one of a little article series on WebDrivers that hopefully gives you a good introduction to the topic.
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XLT 4.0.5 is out

We just released Xceptance LoadTest 4.0.5. It is a minor update and recommended for everyone. But you might have special interests if you use the Script Developer heavily.

Besides a few defect fixes, release 4.0.5 delivers four great improvements to speed up test case creation and maintenance with Script Developer and make your work more productive.

  • The XLT Script Developer runs on Firefox 4 and 3 now.
  • Test variables are now resolved recursively, so you can use variables within resolved content.
  • There is no need to open modules anymore if you want to edit a line or two of it. Also enabling/disabling of module code can be done easily from the main test case. This saves time and aids script maintenance.
  • During script debugging and script execution, you can now evaluate assertions instantly to see whether or not your verification expression will match.

The full set of release notes can be viewed directly in the release area. You will also find documentation and the download link there. As usual, th

XLT 4.0 Developer Screencasts

The XLT Screencast PageWe just published four brand-new screencasts about XLT 4.0, its features, and how to work with them. This is our first attempt to use screencasts as a way of documenting our software. They do not replace the written documentation, of course, but they do provide a quick and easy way to become familiar with XLT.

You might be especially interested in the new Script Developer. Our main feature of XLT 4.0.

The script developer is our approach to write and execute scripts efficiently within Firefox. It is a tool to quickly automate web application, share scripts without the hassle of complicated installations, while maintaining full control over possible other ways to execute scripts. The script developer lays the foundation to run test within the browser, execute scripts during builds, create and run test-driven tests, and, if required, export scripts into Java to unleash the power of a modern programming language.

Enjoy the screencasts and of course feedback is always welcome.