Automated website testing
December 26, 2011 5:04 AM   Subscribe

¿How to automate testing for a website?

I need to test a website daily. The site has a series of multistep workflows that call webservices, etc., and we're constantly rolling out changes, so we need a way to make sure that nothing breaks.
Ideally, we need some software that could go to the website, execute a lot of different paths (say 50), with different choices, etc., and check for appropriate success or error messages, and generate some sort of report with what passes and what doesn't, and email it to me and a few others.
posted by signal to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Have you looked at Selenium?
posted by oranger at 5:18 AM on December 26, 2011 [1 favorite]

Check out Watin - it's a browser automation library designed for testing web applications using .net languages.
posted by Dr Dracator at 5:19 AM on December 26, 2011

Selenium is great- you can record a session, add assertions, and replay the script as needed.
posted by jenkinsEar at 10:04 AM on December 26, 2011

You may find this SysAdvent post on automated web monitoring helpful. It focuses on BrowserMob but I've also heard good things about Sauce Labs.
posted by pahalial at 12:43 PM on December 26, 2011

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