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Watir

Watir, pronounced water, is an open-source (BSD) family of Ruby libraries for automating web browsers. It supports your app no matter what technology it is developed in. They support Internet Explorer on Windows, Firefox and Chrome on Windows, Mac and Linux and Safari on Mac.

Project Home

watir.com

Source Code

github.com/bret/watir

Support

watir.com/support

Gem

rubygems.org/gems/watir

Gem

rubygems.org/gems/firewatir

Gem

rubygems.org/gems/commonwatir

Gem

rubygems.org/gems/safariwatir

Gem

rubygems.org/gems/watir-webdriver

Gem

rubygems.org/gems/celerity

Install

You have to install Ruby and RubyGems first. To be able to drive Firefox you have to install Firefox add-on. Detailed installation instructions are at watir.com/installation

Windows

To install Internet Explorer and Firefox driver:

gem update --system
gem install watir

Mac

To install Firefox driver:

sudo gem update --system
sudo gem install firewatir

To install Safari driver, you have to install Xcode first and then:

sudo gem install rb-appscript
sudo gem install safariwatir

Linux

To install Firefox driver:

sudo gem update --system
sudo gem install firewatir

Examples

Some examples from watir.com/examples

Loading Watir gem to drive Internet Explorer on Windows

require 'watir'

Loading FireWatir gem to drive Firefox on Windows/Mac/Linux

require 'firewatir'

Starting a new browser & and going to our site

browser = Watir::Browser.new
browser.goto("http://bit.ly/watir-example")

Setting a text field

browser.text_field(:name => "entry.0.single").set "Watir"

Setting a multi-line text box

browser.text_field(:name => "entry.1.single").set "I come here from Australia. \n The weather is great here."

Setting and clearing a radio button

browser.radio(:value => "Watir").set
browser.radio(:value => "Watir").clear

Setting and clearing check boxes

browser.checkbox(:value => "Ruby").set
browser.checkbox(:value => "Python").set
browser.checkbox(:value => "Python").clear

Clicking a button

browser.button(:name => "logon").click

Clearing, getting and selecting selection list values

browser.select_list(:name => "entry.6.single").clear
puts browser.select_list(:name => "entry.6.single").options
browser.select_list(:name => "entry.6.single").select "Chrome"

Clicking a button

browser.button(:name => "submit").click

Checking for text in a page

puts browser.text.include?("Your response has been recorded.")

Checking the title of a page

puts browser.title == "Thanks!"
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