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Getting started

As well as this package, you will need to download/install:

Composer dependencies file is included in this repository, so all you need to do for now on either Linux or Mac OS X is:

# Execute the following in your project root
# (or where composer.json is located)
# This will install composer for you
curl -s | php
# This will install dependencies required
php composer.phar install

To install PHPUnit:

# This will install PHPUnit
pear channel-discover
pear install phpunit/PHPUnit

To install Selenium:

# This will download selenium


admin_url and login_url should not be changed unless you customized them somehow.

Optional screenshot_path variable is used to store screenshot of a last known state of a failed step. It defaults to whatever is returned by PHP's sys_get_temp_dir(). Screenshot names within that directory consist of feature file filename and line number that failed.

# behat.yml
  # ...
      admin_url: /admin/
      login_url: /Security/login
      screenshot_path: features/screenshots/

Configuring extensions


You will probably need to change the base URL that is used during the test process. It is used every time you use relative URLs in your feature descriptions. It will also be used by file to URL mapping in SilverStripeExtension.

You also have to change files_path path when you want to support file uploads. Otherwise, you can remove it from the config. Currently only absolute paths are supported.

Only selenium2 sessions are supported at the moment, but default_session is the place to change it if you want to try other driver sessions like goutte.

# behat.yml
  # ...
        base_url:  http://localhost
        files_path: /absolute/path/to/files/
        default_session: selenium2
        selenium2: ~


You also can change the path to the SilverStripe framework with framework_path. It supports both absolute and relative (to behat.yml file) paths.

Because SilverStripe uses AJAX requests quite extensively, we had to invent a way to deal with them more efficiently and less verbose than just Optional ajax_steps is used to match steps defined there so they can be "caught" by special AJAX handlers that tweak the delays. You can either use a pipe delimited string or a list of substrings that match step definition.

# behat.yml
  # ...
      framework_path: ../../
      # ajax_steps: "go to|follow|press|click|submit"
        - go to
        - follow
        - press
        - click
        - submit

Additional profiles

By default, MinkExtension is using FirefoxDriver. Let's say you want to user ChromeDriver too.

You can either override the selenium2 setting in default profile or add another profile that can be run using bin/behat --profile=PROFILE_NAME, where PROFILE_NAME could be chrome.

            browserName: chrome
            version: ANY

Running tests

Starting the selenium server

You can either run the server in a separate Terminal tab:

java -jar selenium-server-standalone-2.25.0.jar

Or you can run it in the background:

java -jar selenium-server-standalone-2.25.0.jar > /dev/null &

Running the tests

You will have Behat binary located in bin directory in your project root (or where composer.json is located).

By default, Behat will use Goutte driver and Selenium2 driver for javascript tagged scenarios. Selenium will also try to use chrome browser. Refer to behat.yml for details.

# This will run all feature tests located in `features` directory

# This will run all feature tests using chrome profile
bin/behat --profile=chrome

Useful resources

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