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README.adoc

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The Arquillian Drone provides a simple way to write functional tests for an application with a web-based user interface. Arquillian Drone brings the power of WebDriver into the Arquillian framework. WebDriver provides a language how to communicate with a browser, like filling the forms, navigating on the pages and validating their content.

Why should I use Arquillian Drone instead of plain WebDriver?

There are many reasons why you want to do that, the most important being:

  • Life cycle management of the browser

  • Interaction with deployments and containers provided by Arquillian

  • Simple usage of multiple browsers in a single test

  • Configuration kept on a single place, outside of the Java code

  • Fully compatible with the IDE

  • Integration with mobile based browsers testing (Arquillian Droidium)

  • Integration of JavaScript test suite execution (Arquillian QUnit)

  • Compatible with WebDriver (Selenium 2) and Selenium Grids

If you are still not convinced that Arquillian Drone matches your needs, you might have a look at Arquillian Graphene 2, which is a wrapper on top of WebDriver, goes one step further and provides you a convenient way how to write tests for rich AJAX UIs with an ease, injections for Page Objects and Page Fragments and much more.

Getting Started

The following example illustrates how Arquillian Drone can be used with WebDriver:

@RunWith(Arquillian.class)
public class WebDriverTest {

    static final String USERNAME = "demo";
    static final String PASSWORD = "demo";

    @ArquillianResource
    URL contextPath;

    @Drone
    WebDriver driver;

    /**
     * Creates a testing WAR application
     *
     * @return WebArchive to be tested
     */
    @Deployment(testable = false)
    public static WebArchive createDeployment() {
        return Deployments.createDeployment();
    }

    @Test
    @InSequence(1)
    public void login() {
        LoginPage page = new LoginPage(driver, contextPath);
        page.login(USERNAME, PASSWORD);
    }

    @Test
    @InSequence(2)
    public void logout() {
        LoginPage page = new LoginPage(driver, contextPath);
        page.logout();
    }
}

You need to put following configuration to the pom.xml file of your project:

<dependencyManagement>
    <dependencies>
        <!-- Arquillian Core dependencies -->
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.jboss.arquillian</groupId>
            <artifactId>arquillian-bom</artifactId>
            <version>${version.org.jboss.arquillian}</version>
            <type>pom</type>
            <scope>import</scope>
        </dependency>
        <!-- Arquillian Drone dependencies and WebDriver/Selenium dependencies -->
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.jboss.arquillian.extension</groupId>
            <artifactId>arquillian-drone-bom</artifactId>
            <version>${version.org.jboss.arquillian.drone}</version>
            <type>pom</type>
            <scope>import</scope>
        </dependency>
    </dependencies>
</dependencyManagement>

<dependencies>
    <!-- To use Arquillian Graphene (2) -->
    <dependency>
        <groupId>org.jboss.arquillian.graphene</groupId>
        <artifactId>graphene-webdriver</artifactId>
        <version>${version.org.jboss.arquillian.graphene2}</version>
        <type>pom</type>
        <scope>test</scope>
    </dependency>
</dependencies>
Note
You can use graphene-webdriver dependency chain even if you are willing to use plain WebDriver. Graphene will just bring you more goodies but it does not force you to change a single line of your code

Nevertheless, if you still don’t want to add the Graphene dependencies and just use the plain WebDriver, use this Drone dependency chain:

<dependencies>
    <dependency>
        <groupId>org.jboss.arquillian.extension</groupId>
        <artifactId>arquillian-drone-webdriver-depchain</artifactId>
        <version>${version.org.jboss.arquillian.drone}</version>
        <type>pom</type>
        <scope>test</scope>
    </dependency>
</dependencies>

Comprehensive Drone documentation can be found at https://docs.jboss.org/author/display/ARQ/Drone.

Automatic Download

Drone provides a functionality of automatic download of some binaries such as browser webdriver and Selenium Server jar. Which binaries and which features are supported can be found in tables below.

How it works?

Let say that I want to use Chrome for my UI tests. First of all, Drone checks if the path to the webdriver binary isn’t already set. In this case it would check a system property webdriver.chrome.driver; if this is empty then it checks arquillian.xml property: chromeDriverBinary. In case that both properties are empty, then the automatic download comes up.

Now we have several options how to specify which binary should be downloaded and where it should be stored. For storage purposes cache directories $HOME/.arquillian/drone/subdirectory_specific_to_binary are used so the binaries are not downloaded over and over again.

Version

Using a property

<property name="chromeDriverVersion">2.10</property>

you can define which version of the Chrome webdriver should be downloaded. The binary is then cached in a directory $HOME/.arquillian/drone/chrome/2.10/.

URL

Using a property

<property name="chromeDriverUrl">http://url/to/chrome/webdriver </property>

you can define which url the Chrome webdriver should be downloaded from. The directory where it is stored depends if you also specify the version of this binary or not. In case you use also the before-mentioned property chromeDriverVersion then it is cached in corresponding directory $HOME/.arquillian/drone/chrome/specified_version/; otherwise it is downloaded into $project.directory/target/drone/downloaded/ so no cache is used.

Latest

In case that you don’t define any property then Drone finds the latest version of the given binary and downloads this one. The binary (in case of Chrome webdriver) is cached at $HOME/.arquillian/drone/chrome/latest_version/.

Properties, directory names and support of latest versions

Selenium Server

System property

selenium.server.binary.path

arquillian.xml property

seleniumServerBinary

Latest version supported

yes

Version driver property

seleniumServerVersion

Url driver property

seleniumServerUrl

Cache subdirectory

selenium-server

Gecko driver (Firefox)

System property

webdriver.gecko.driver

arquillian.xml property

firefoxDriverBinary

Latest version supported

yes

Version driver property

firefoxDriverVersion

Url driver property

firefoxDriverUrl

Cache subdirectory

firefox

Chrome driver

System property

webdriver.chrome.driver

arquillian.xml property

chromeDriverBinary

Latest version supported

yes

Version driver property

chromeDriverVersion

Url driver property

chromeDriverUrl

Cache subdirectory

chrome

IE driver

System property

webdriver.ie.driver

arquillian.xml property

ieDriverBinary

Latest version supported

yes

Version driver property

ieDriverVersion

Url driver property

ieDriverUrl

Cache subdirectory

internetExplorer

PhantomJS

System property

phantomjs.binary.path

arquillian.xml property

-

Latest version supported

no

Version driver property

-

Url driver property

-

Cache subdirectory

-

Opera driver

System property

webdriver.opera.driver

arquillian.xml property

operaDriverBinary

Latest version supported

no

Version driver property

operaDriverVersion (only in combination with url)

Url driver property

operaDriverUrl

Cache subdirectory

opera

Safari driver

System property

-

arquillian.xml property

-

Latest version supported

no

Version driver property

-

Url driver property

-

Cache subdirectory

-

Activate / Deactivate

The automatic download functionality is activated by default; if you want to set it off use the property:

<property name="downloadBinaries">false</property>

and no binary will be downloaded.

Building the project

Prerequisites:

  • JDK 8 and newer

  • Maven 3.0.3 and newer

Running test suite

You can use Arquillian Spacelift to gather all the required binaries. Just run:

./gradlew test

This will run tests using multiple Arquillian Core versions and phantomjs browser. In case you want to modify the behavior, you can specify -ParquillianCoreVersions=1.1.12 and -Pbrowser=phantomjs,firefox for instance. This will run integration test using a cross product of Arquillian Core and browsers defined.

Warning
Running testsuite this way will modify all pom.xml files in the project. Make sure you have committed all your changes there first.

Manual way to run test suite

Prerequisites:

  • running Selenium Server at port 4444, with paths to binaries required for remote browser execution. If you don’t do it by yourself, Drone will run an instance of Selenium Server automatically. However in this case the server is started and stopped for each test class separately and only in a standalone mode. So, if you are fine with this automatic behavior you can skip this step, otherwise run your Selenium Server.

  • installed web browsers you want to test

  • you might want to align your layout to be the same as paths to binaries specified within arquillian.xml in drone-webdriver module. Alternatively, you can override properties with -Darq.extension.${extensionQualifier}.${propertyName}

In order to start Selenium Server, execute:

java -Dphantomjs.binary.path=/path/to/phantomjs.binary -Dwebdriver.ie.driver=/path/to/iedriverserver.binary -jar selenium-server-standalone-3.0.1.jar

Once Selenium Server is running, you can run the tests by:

mvn clean verify -Dbrowser=${browser}

Where browser has the same value as browser property from arquillian.xml you want to tests (e.g. firefox, chrome, phantomjs, internetExplorer, opera, etc.)

Tip
VNC server instance can be used to let all the browsers pop out in separate display. Just prepend both commands with DISPLAY=:${display.number}

Releasing new version

Run following commands:

mvn clean release:prepare release:perform

Make sure that you push the tag, close all issues with given version in JIRA and mark version as released.