[Catalyst] Testing Web 2 cat apps

David Stevenson hoagy at ytfc.com
Sat Sep 12 18:23:58 GMT 2009

I second the recommendation of Selenium.  Even with the IDE it can  
take a while to get tests together, but it's well worth it IME.

On 12 Sep 2009, at 19:01, Ashley wrote:

> 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.
> http://search.cpan.org/search?query=selenium&mode=all
> -Ashley
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