Make your Robot tests go Phantom
April 27, 2013
A new version of
has just been released, and it (
>= 1.2.0) comes with full support for
PhantomJS, the famous headless WebKit
browser. Thanks a lot to Jeremy for cutting
that release and
GhostDriver-project for the
actual WebDriver-driver for PhantomJS.
To make the story short:
- Download PhantomJS
>= 1.8.0), unpack it and place the
phantomjs-binary somehere on your path so that it can be located by the Selenium bindings for Python.
- Update your Selenium-packages (for Plone, update version pins and do
the buildout). You’ll need at least Selenium
>= 2.28.0and robotframework-selenium2library
- Execute your tests so that the Open Browser-keyword of
Selenium2Library will be called with a named argument
browser=phantomjs. See also the keyword documentation.
$ bin/robot -v BROWSER:phantomjs ...
when you are running tests against
bin/robot-server as recommended
while writing your tests.
$ ROBOT_BROWSER=phantomjs bin/test -t ...
when you are running test with
zope.testrunner as recommended with a