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Software assistent with Spring Rest and Selenium

This demo project shows how to remote control the a web browser with a REST service using Selenium web browser automation.


  1. Download project
  2. Start Docker
  3. Start VNC viewer
  4. Send HTTP GET requests to Spring REST
# download project
git clone https://github.com/phoen1x/software-assistent-spring-rest-selenium.git
cd software-assistent-spring-rest-selenium

# Start Docker in command line terminal
docker-compose up --build; docker-compose down

# Open your favorite VNC viewer
# https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/
#     host:
#     port: 5900
#     password: secret
xdg-open 'vnc://:secret@'
# Now you should see a black screen with a Ubuntu logo
# more info https://github.com/SeleniumHQ/docker-selenium

# wait for Docker Terminal to show:  Started SeleniumApplication in ... seconds
# then chose your favorite way to send HTTP GET requests
firefox http://localhost:8080/api/selenium/webpage/crawl?html=true
google-chrome http://localhost:8080/api/selenium/webpage/crawl?html=true
curl -i http://localhost:8080/api/selenium/webpage/crawl

# get HTML content of current webpage
curl -i http://localhost:8080/api/selenium/session/html

# close web browser
firefox http://localhost:8080/api/selenium/session/close

# hit STRG+C in the Docker terminal stop the demo

Beyond this Demo

Read my article about this project for more information like

  • How the source code works
  • Run services without Docker
  • Remote control your local installed web browser
  • Add sound to Docker