Robot Framework ® is a generic open source automation framework for acceptance testing, acceptance test driven development (ATDD), and robotic process automation (RPA). It has simple plain text syntax and it can be extended easily with generic and custom libraries.
Robot Framework is operating system and application independent. It is implemented using Python which is also the primary language to extend it. The framework has a rich ecosystem around it consisting of various generic libraries and tools that are developed as separate projects. For more information about Robot Framework and the ecosystem, see http://robotframework.org.
Robot Framework development is sponsored by Robot Framework Foundation. If you are using the framework and benefiting from it, consider joining the foundation to help maintaining the framework and developing it further.
pip install robotframework
For more detailed installation instructions, including installing Python, see INSTALL.rst.
Below is a simple example test case for testing login to some system. You can find more examples with links to related demo projects from http://robotframework.org.
*** Settings *** Documentation A test suite with a single test for valid login. ... ... This test has a workflow that is created using keywords in ... the imported resource file. Resource login.resource *** Test Cases *** Valid Login Open Browser To Login Page Input Username demo Input Password mode Submit Credentials Welcome Page Should Be Open [Teardown] Close Browser
Tests (or tasks) are executed from the command line using the
command or by executing the
robot module directly like
python -m robot .
The basic usage is giving a path to a test (or task) file or directory as an argument with possible command line options before the path:
robot tests.robot robot --variable BROWSER:Firefox --outputdir results path/to/tests/
Additionally, there is the
rebot tool for combining results and otherwise
rebot --name Example output1.xml output2.xml
robot --help and
rebot --help for more information about the command
line usage. For a complete reference manual see Robot Framework User Guide.
Interested to contribute to Robot Framework? Great! In that case it is a good start by looking at the CONTRIBUTING.rst. If you do not already have an issue you would like to work on, you can check issues with good new issue and help wanted labels.
Remember also that there are many other tools and libraries in the wider Robot Framework ecosystem that you can contribute to!
Robot Framework is open source software provided under the Apache License 2.0. Robot Framework documentation and other similar content use the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Most libraries and tools in the ecosystem are also open source, but they may use different licenses.
Robot Framework trademark is owned by Robot Framework Foundation.