This is a repost of my blog post in 2016. Recently I was asked to do a small intro into the Geb. These are the results of a small workshop I gave at Adcubum.
So what is it?
Geb is a really nice and handy browser automation tool on top Selenium Webdriver. It provides you the full power of Selenium Webdriver. But it adds some nice features such as:
- a much more readable DSL
- Page objects to structure your test code and make it reusable.
- Integration with the Spock Framework
And how does it look like?
Page objects help you to encapsulate the content of a specific page and reuse it in several test classes. In this example
GoogleFrontPage provides an easy to use identifier for example the Google search input field. It also provides you an easy way to click on the Google search button.
This enables you as a developer to write much more readable test code by writing commands like
which tells Geb to browse to http://www.google.com. You can then tell Geb to enter some text into search input field of the Google Search Engine by writing
searchInputField.value = 'Geb Framework'
and then start the Google search by clicking on the
Putting all of this together
The listing below shows you the entire Geb test case implemented as a Spock specification. Looks neat, right?
Where can I get that stuff?
I wrote a small starter tutorial that is hosted at https://github.com/saw303/geb-starter/. Feel free to clone it and run those tests yourself.
I wanna see more!
As initially mentioned the workshop was held in german. Therefore the recordings only are available in German language.