[Chicago] Web test tools

Rob Kapteyn robkapteyn at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 18:50:16 CET 2012

What you want is twill:  http://twill.idyll.org/
Here is an example, using it as you suggest:

My impression is that it is slowly fading from neglect (I may be wrong).

The main feature that it is missing is deliberate multi-threading.
There is nothing stopping you from breaking up your test suite and running
them in parallel with twill.
What I'd like is something that would co-ordinate the actions of multiple
browser sessions working in parallel.
Twill doesn't do that.


On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Garrett Smith <g at rre.tt> wrote:

> I need to put together a simple test regime for a series of web apps.
> I figure there'd be no shortage of excellent insight here!
> Honestly, the best way to describe the requirements would be curl +
> regex validation :)
> I want to hit a URL, probably a simple GET. Then validate that it's
> 200. Then apply pattern matching to the response body. Fail if
> anything isn't as expected.
> Performance isn't an issue, but the ability to run the tests in
> parallel might be a nice to have.
> This is all command line based. I'm not running it through a browser
> and there's no need to execute JavaScript anywhere for any reason.
> I've pretty much just talked myself into curl + grep, but any other
> thoughts/suggestions?
> Garrett
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