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.
This is the meta-gem for installing all necessary dependencies and having a convenient way to switch between different Watir drivers.
Currently supported drivers are:
Visit Watir website or refer to each gem's own README and documentation for better understanding of how to use these libraries.
Add it into your Gemfile:
gem "watir", "~>4.0"
Or install it manually with the following command:
gem install watir
Then in your test file:
require "watir" browser = Watir::Browser.new
The command above will use watir-classic with Internet Explorer on Windows and watir-webdriver with Firefox on Linux/OS X by default.
There are multiple ways to specify a different driver.
By specifying different browser for
require "watir" # will use watir-webdriver with Chrome browser = Watir::Browser.new :chrome
By specifying driver manually via
require "watir" # will use watir-webdriver with Internet Explorer Watir.driver = :webdriver browser = Watir::Browser.new :ie
Or by using an environment variable
require "watir" # will use watir-classic ENV["WATIR_DRIVER"] = "classic" browser = Watir::Browser.new
Currently it is possible to use only one driver per Ruby process. All the methods to switch between drivers won't have any effect after you've opened your first browser window.
See LICENSE for details.