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Automated web testing

I've been working on an automated web testing application that might be of use. You can check it out here:

I should mention that it currently only works in IE. I'm interested in all feedback, good & bad, to make it better. Give it a whirl and let me know what you think.
Josh Watts Send private email
Monday, May 28, 2007
You need to sort out the code signing - don't be a cheap skate. I'm not going to install your root CA certificate.

Also, your site needs more information about what your product does and how to use it, e.g. features, benefits, screen shots etc.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Selenium ( is de facto a standard in functional testing of web applications. It is open, free and works on many platforms (Windows/Linux) and manu browsers (Firefox, IE, Opera, you name it).
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
I wonder if everyone will know what DDT is? I know, but I'm an old-timer, and the kids might think it is one of those MSFT TLA's (like DDE).
Greg Send private email
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Looks more like a Cello.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
I use Watir. It's very simple to use. It's IE and Ruby only. Selenium tries to do to much IMO. First I had to figure out whether I wanted to use Selenium Core or Selenium RC. I had a hard time getting Selenium RC to work with both IE and Firefox. So I installed Watir. It does what I need. Firefox support would be nice, but I find IE to be the most difficult browser to work with anyway.

Good luck with your product. There are hundreds of thousands of web developers who should be doing browser testing who are not. I don't think I could get better results with a web-based program than I'm getting with Watir, but it might be a way to get novice developers to start testing!
Ben Atkin Send private email
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I use Watir, after a recommendation from someone on here, and I'm happy to re-recommend! Plus you get to add "Ruby" to your CV!
Syd Send private email
Thursday, May 31, 2007

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