[Catalyst] Testing Web 2 cat apps

Ashley apv at sedition.com
Sat Sep 12 18:01:32 GMT 2009

On Sep 12, 2009, at 10:53 AM, Lyle wrote:
> Hi All,
>  So far all the Catalyst testing I've done has been with  
> WWW::Mechanize.
> I'm just writing tests for a Catalyst component I've written that  
> only produces one TT view, everything else is done with JQuery/AJAX/ 
> JSON. It would be nice to test all the JQuery from the Perl test  
> suite... But how?
> If there isn't a good way to do it from the Perl tests, then what  
> is the strategy for automated testing of JQuery code in Catalyst apps?

Selenium + Perl. It executes the tests within a running browser.  
Requires Java to run the browser controller (the Selenium server).  
There is a sweet IDE plugin for Firefox for writing the tests. Google  
around for it. There are many examples, docs, and supporting modules.



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