Skip to main content

Selenium webdriver fixture for py.test

Project description

# Pytest Webdriver Fixture

This fixture provides a configured webdriver for Selenium browser tests, that takes screenshots for you
on test failures.


## Installation

Install using your favourite package installer:
```bash
pip install pytest-webdriver
# or
easy_install pytest-webdriver
```

Enable the fixture explicitly in your tests or conftest.py (not required when using setuptools entry points):

```python
pytest_plugins = ['pytest_webdriver']
```

## Quickstart

This fixture connects to a remote selenium webdriver and returns the browser handle.
It is scoped on a per-function level so you get one browser window per test.

To use this fixture, follow the following steps.

1. Nominate a browser host, and start up the webdriver executable on that host.
2. Download the latest zip file from here: https://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/chromedriver/downloads
3. Unpack onto the target host, and run the unpacked chromedriver binary executable.
4. Set the environment variable ``SELENIUM_HOST`` to the IP address or hostname of the browser host. This defaults to the local hostname.
5. Set the environment variable ``SELENIUM_PORT`` to the port number of the webdriver server. The default port number is 4444.
6. Set the environment variable ``SELENIUM_BROWSER`` to the browser type. Defaults to ``chrome``.
7. Use the fixture as a test argument:

```python
def test_mywebpage(webdriver):
webdriver.get('http://www.google.com')
```

## `SELENIUM_URI` setting

You can also specify the selenium server address using a URI format using the SELENIUM_URL environment variable::

```bash
$ export SELENIUM_URI=http://localhost:4444/wd/hub
```

This is needed when dealing with selenium server and not chrome driver (see https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/selenium-users/xodZDJxt81o).
If SELENIUM_URI is not defined SELENIUM_HOST & SELENIUM_PORT will be used.


## Automatic screenshots

When one of your browser tests fail, this plugin will take a screenshot for you and save it in the current
working directory. The name will match the logical path to the test function that failed, like:

test_login_page__LoginPageTest__test_unicode.png


## `pytest-webdriver` and [PageObjects](https://page-objects.readthedocs.org/en/latest/)


If there is a pyramid_server fixture from the also running in the current test, it will detect this and set the ``root_uri`` attribute on the webdriver instance:

```python
def test_my_pyramid_app(webdriver, pyramid_server):
assert webdriver.root_uri == pyramid_server.uri
```

Why is this needed, you may ask? It can be used by the `PageObjects` library to automatically set the base URL to your web app. This saves on a lot of string concatenation. For example:

```python
from page_objects import PageObject, PageElement

class LoginPage(PageObject):
username = PageElement(id_='username')
password = PageElement(name='password')
login = PageElement(css='input[type="submit"]')

def test_login_page(webdriver, pyramid_server):
page = LoginPage(webdriver)
page.login.click()
page.get('/foo/bar')
assert webdriver.getCurrentUrl() == pyramid_server.uri + '/foo/bar'
```

## Changelog

### 1.2.11 (2017-7-21)
* Fix for OSX binding to illegal local IP range (Thanks to Gavin Bisesi)
* Setup and Py3k fixes for pytest-profiling (Thanks to xoviat)
* We no longer try and bind port 5000 when reserving a local IP host, as someone could have bound it to 0.0.0.0
* Fix for #46 sourcing gprof2dot when the local venv has not been activated

### 1.2.10 (2017-2-23)
* Handle custom Pytest test items in pytest-webdriver

### 1.2.9 (2017-2-23)
* Add username into mongo server fixture tempdir path to stop collisions on shared multiuser filesystems

### 1.2.8 (2017-2-21)
* Return function results in shutil.run.run_as_main

### 1.2.7 (2017-2-20)
* More handling for older versions of path.py
* Allow virtualenv argument passing in pytest-virtualenv

### 1.2.6 (2017-2-16 )
* Updated devpi server server setup for devpi-server >= 2.0
* Improvements for random port picking
* HTTPD server now binds to 0.0.0.0 by default to aid Selenium-style testing
* Updated mongodb server args for mongodb >= 3.2
* Corrections for mongodb fixture config and improve startup logic
* Added module-scoped mongodb fixture
* Handling for older versions of path.py
* Fix for #40 where tests that chdir break pytest-profiling

### 1.2.5 (2016-12-09)
* Improvements for server runner host and port generation, now supports random local IPs
* Bugfix for RethinkDB fixture config

### 1.2.4 (2016-11-14)
* Bugfix for pymongo extra dependency
* Windows compatibility fix for pytest-virtualenv (Thanks to Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin for PR)
* Fix symlink handling for pytest-shutil.cmdline.get_real_python_executable

### 1.2.3 (2016-11-7)
* Improve resiliency of Mongo fixture startup checks

### 1.2.2 (2016-10-27)
* Python 3 compatibility across most of the modules
* Fixed deprecated Path.py imports (Thanks to Bryan Moscon)
* Fixed deprecated multicall in pytest-profiling (Thanks to Paul van der Linden for PR)
* Added devpi-server fixture to create an index per test function
* Added missing licence file
* Split up httpd server fixture config so child classes can override loaded modules easier
* Added 'preserve_sys_path' argument to TestServer base class which exports the current python sys.path to subprocesses.
* Updated httpd, redis and jenkins runtime args and paths to current Ubuntu spec
* Ignore errors when tearing down workspaces to avoid race conditions in 'shutil.rmtree' implementation

### 1.2.1 (2016-3-1)
* Fixed pytest-verbose-parametrize for latest version of py.test

### 1.2.0 (2016-2-19)
* New plugin: git repository fixture

### 1.1.1 (2016-2-16)
* pytest-profiling improvement: escape illegal characters in .prof files (Thanks to Aarni Koskela for the PR)

### 1.1.0 (2016-2-15)

* New plugin: devpi server fixture
* pytest-profiling improvement: overly-long .prof files are saved as the short hash of the test name (Thanks to Vladimir Lagunov for PR)
* Changed default behavior of workspace.run() to not use a subshell for security reasons
* Corrected virtualenv.run() method to handle arguments the same as the parent method workspace.run()
* Removed deprecated '--distribute' from virtualenv args

### 1.0.1 (2015-12-23)

* Packaging bugfix

### 1.0.0 (2015-12-21)

* Initial public release



Project details


Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

pytest-webdriver-1.2.11.tar.gz (7.4 kB view hashes)

Uploaded source

Built Distributions

pytest_webdriver-1.2.11-py2.7.egg (5.7 kB view hashes)

Uploaded 2 7

pytest_webdriver-1.2.11-py2-none-any.whl (9.6 kB view hashes)

Uploaded py2

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing Datadog Datadog Monitoring Facebook / Instagram Facebook / Instagram PSF Sponsor Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Huawei Huawei PSF Sponsor Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor NVIDIA NVIDIA PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Salesforce Salesforce PSF Sponsor Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page