Behat Seed Repo
The aim of this repo is to make it super easy to get going with behat. All you will need to get outside of this repo is
- Selenium Jar file download
- Saucelabs Account (Optional)
After you install and setup those items you will be able to run tests locally or via Saucelabs and have a base setup to add new/custom steps as needed.
This is the one jar file you need
The trick though is getting Java for your OS. For me, a Mac, I had to go here http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572 ie avoid Oracles horrible download process at all costs. Linux is easy and Windows I am not sure about.
Once you have Java and Selenium open a terminal and go to the folder you will be keeping selenium and type
java -jar selenium-server-standalone-2.39.0.jar
This will output a lot of info to the screen and will remain running as you work. This line shows it is running
14:21:08.171 INFO - Started SocketListener on 0.0.0.0:4444
So now we can connect to that port later on.
This is a great way to manage PHP dependencies and just enjoy the numerous libraries out there.
The install is pretty easy just type
$ php composer.phar install
And then move that into /use/bin on your machine so you can now run it from anywhere. (this may take sudo powers)
Finally download the repo https://github.com/alnutile/behat-seed to a folder that you will store tests for a site or many sites.
cd /opt git clone https://github.com/alnutile/behat-seed
Then cd into behat-seed and lets start the composer install
cd behat-seed composer install --prefer-dist
Comeback in 20 minutes (or less hopefully)
After that you should be able to run
Layout of files and folders
This download and build of composer will leave you with this layout.
/opt/behat-seed |-tests |--behat.yml |--features | --bootstrap | FeatureContext.php | wikipedia.feature | wikipedia_tokens.feature |-files |-vendor |-composer.json |-composer.lock |-bin | behat |-dummy-site
Tests will be where we store the behat.yml file and tests files. We will explore that more in a moment.
Tests has a folder called features. In here we store our actual tests called *.feature. Example wikipedia.feature.
Files is for storing files for a vanilla behat example.
Vendor is for composer as well as composer.lock and composer.json
Bin which stores behat only for now (really a symlink to the right area).
Finally dummy-site to run a php server for use to quickly test against.
Exploring our configuration
To start we are going to look at behat.yml so open up that file and you should see this in your editor. Keep in mind it is YAML format. So if you get errors then look for tabs and other formats that break YAML. Stick to spaces.
Looking at the file
default: paths: features: /opt/behat-seed/tests/features bootstrap: /opt/behat-seed/tests/features/bootstrap formatter: name: pretty extensions: OrangeDigital\BusinessSelectorExtension\Extension: urlFilePath: tests/urls.yml selectorFilePath: tests/selectors.yml assetPath: path timeout: 30 contexts: UIBusinessSelector: ~ Behat\MinkExtension\Extension: default_session: selenium2 goutte: null selenium2: ~ base_url: 'http://localhost:8080' browser_name: safari saucelabs: extensions: Behat\MinkExtension\Extension: default_session: selenium2 base_url: 'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/' selenium2: browser: chrome wd_host: 'behat-seed:[email protected]/wd/hub' capabilities: platform: 'Windows 2012' browser: chrome version: '26' name: 'Behat See' command-timeout: '600' max-duration: '600'
We will cover the details shortly.
Running the local server
I included a simple php server and some test pages to try this out against To get it going
cd dummy-site php -S 127.0.0.1:8080
And you now can visit that url to see a site with numerous things to click and move.
With all of this setup, selenium running then you can just run, for example, this command
bin/behat --config tests/behat.yml --profile saucelabs tests/features/local_tokens.feature
To see tokens in action. Or
bin/behat --config tests/behat.yml --profile saucelabs tests/features/local.feature
To see basic behat/mink Or to see it run but where? On Saucelabs.
bin/behat --config tests/behat.yml --profile saucelabs tests/features/wikipedia.feature
Even just testing linux/Mac so you can see that level of work.
bin/behat --config tests/behat.yml tests/features/pure_behat.feature
- Some more steps included.
- Base Vagrant install file
Some Code From
Slim PHP http://www.slimframework.com/