OperaDriver is Opera's implementation of WebDriver.
OperaDriver can drive the browser running various tests on your web pages, just as if a real user was navigating through them. It can simulate actions like clicking links, entering text and submitting forms, and reports results back to you so you know that your website works as intended.
OperaDriver's end-user emulation ensures that your entire stack (HTML, scripts, styling, embedded resources and backend setup) is functioning correctly, and this without tedious manual testing routines.
Remote web driver
See examples/RemoteWebDriver/ for an example on how to use OperaDriver as a RemoteWebDriver. OperaDriver is included in the standalone jar so you do not need to download it separately.
- Download OperaDriver from https://github.com/operasoftware/operadriver
- Extract the operadriver directory to a location of your choice.
To see some examples look at the examples/ directory. For your own projects include the lib/* directory on your classpath, for example:
javac -classpath "lib/*:." Example.java
In Eclipse this can be done under Project > Properties > Java Build Path and then "Add JARs..." or "Add External JARs..." depending on the layout of your project.
To prevent testing changing your usual Opera profile, an "autotest" profile is
created. You can browse with this profile by running Opera with the
Linux: opera -autotestmode Windows: "C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe" -autotestmode Mac: /Applications/Opera.app/Contents/MacOS/Opera -autotestmode
The profile data is stored in the following locations:
Linux: ~/.opera-autotest Windows: C:\Program Files\Opera\profile-autotest (or under the Opera install directory) Mac: ~/.operaprofile-autotest
Note: On Windows Vista and 7 the program files directory is not writeable. If you run Opera from this location you will get an error beginning "Opera has failed to access or upgrade your profile". To solve this you either need to make the folder writeable by your current user, or install Opera to a different location. If you install Opera to a different location you need to set the OPERA_PATH mentioned below.
OperaDriver looks at the following environment variables:
The path to the Opera Binary you want to use. If not set, then OperaDriver will try to locate Opera on your system.
Extra arguments to pass to Opera. Use
opera --help to view available
The path to Opera Launcher. OperaDriver uses a separate "launcher" program
to start, stop and take screenshots of Opera. This program is automatically
extracted from the jar to
~/.launcher and you shouldn't need to set this
To set environment variables
Linux and Mac:
export OPERA_PATH=..., and add this line to
use in all future sessions.
Windows: Please follow this guide: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310519