[Webtest] Re: WebTest Several Questions

Michael Habbert Michael Habbert <Michael.Habbert@netpioneer.de>
Thu, 05 Apr 2007 11:56:11 +0200

Hi Gary,

Gary Fay wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a few questions and was wondering if I could get the information 
> here.
> 1) I work with  Adobe products and I am trying to move into Flex (Flash) 
> does (will) Webtest support
> testing the Flash/Flex client side? (Adobe and/or Mercury have some sort 
> of plug in .,...)

I don't know anything about ;-)

> 2) Does Groovy add special capabilites, or just a different way to call 
> the same tags. I scanned in the bookstore Groovy in Action and "The" 
> Grails book but it seemed like the same tag functions in Groovy as java 
> statements.

yes you get special capabilities.
For example:
I recently had a test doing some booking. The test worked fine from monday to friday.
But on saturday or sunday he failed. I added a groovy-task:

<groovy description="find the next working day for vacation" >
	def today = Calendar.getInstance()
	def weekday = today.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK)
	def sdf = new java.text.SimpleDateFormat("dd.MM.yyyy")
	switch ( weekday ) {
	case ( Calendar.SATURDAY ):
	  today.add(Calendar.DATE, 2)
	case ( Calendar.SUNDAY ):
	  today.add(Calendar.DATE, 1)
	step.setWebtestProperty ('next.workday', sdf.format( today.getTime() ))

<echo message="next working day is: #{next.workday}" />

I can't imagine how to do it without groovy ;-)

> 3) I found the question below interesting but I did not see the answer I 
> expected.
> Does / how does Webtest support AJAX request HTTPXMLRequest object.
> I am trying to test an app that uses Rico / (dowdybrown.com) 's LiveGrid 
> control and am having trouble
> 3.1) Would Groovy be helpful for #3 doing Ajax Requests?

As far as I know the limitations are based on htmlunit. Some things work some not. The development 
is quite fast, so ...

> Thank you in advance.
> Gary
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Michael Habbert