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RE: [maxq-users] anybody want these features?

Author petersm <petersm at venzia dot com>
Full name petersm <petersm at venzia dot com>
Date 2004-04-12 09:03:17 PDT
Message Philippe Ombredanne wrote
> On the topic of multiple languages generation, and GUI
> integration/assertion generation, Frank Cohen and I had a separate
> discussion.
>
> One tool that is great and that could be adapted for GUI based
> recording, to supplement the proxy based recording of MaxQ would be the
> Mozilla DOM Inspector, available both with Mozilla and Firefox.
> It has a complete access to the internals of the pages being browsed,
> AND a nifty little feature that let you click on some element on the
> page, and highlight that element in the displayed DOM tree in another
> pane, and with a green highlight box on the browser window.
>
> You could imagine to patch the tool (it is open source after all), so
> that a ctrl-click on a page element could generate an assertion, and may
> be a shift-click could hint the recorder that this element should be
> considered as a variable for tests execution purpose (i.e. a form
> field). To one click = one assertion, right while you are browsing!!
>
> You could also imagine that the output of a session would be emitted as
> XML, and that there would be a library of transforms available to
> generate Jython, Python, Junit/HttpUnit, Canoo web tests ant scripts,
> Cactus scripts, Perl, Groovy, ....
> See some of our exchanges below.
>
> This has been a itch for me for a while.
> Doing decent web gui unit testing and perf testing has been a real pain
> when you have to write manual tests...
> Peter, Frank, what about starting something?
> Would the maxq leaders welcome our efforts under their roof?
> Would we need another roof?
> What about OpenTests for a name? or maxq++?

Wow! I really like this idea. If we write it as a Mozilla plugin then it
wouldn't need the proxy right? If we did it right, we could make the
assertions point and click easy. I also like the xml idea. Writing
transformations into other languages and testing formats would be easy from
that point. I second these ideas. Writing plugins for mozilla seems to be
fairly straightforward (I've looked at the XUL stuff before).

I like either name. maxq++ gives props to the original project but either is
fine with me. Keep me in touch as I would love to be involved.

Michael Peters
Venzia

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[maxq-users] anybody want these features? petersm <petersm at venzia dot com> petersm <petersm at venzia dot com> 2004-04-12 08:11:19 PDT
     RE: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? pombredanne Philippe Ombredanne 2004-04-12 08:44:52 PDT
         RE: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? petersm <petersm at venzia dot com> petersm <petersm at venzia dot com> 2004-04-12 09:03:17 PDT
             RE: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? pombredanne Philippe Ombredanne 2004-04-12 09:36:59 PDT
                 Re: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? fcohen Frank Cohen 2004-04-12 10:07:00 PDT
                     RE: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? pombredanne Philippe Ombredanne 2004-04-12 10:14:47 PDT
                         Re: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? James Cooper <pixel at bitmechanic dot com> James Cooper <pixel at bitmechanic dot com> 2004-04-13 16:35:28 PDT
                             Re: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? fcohen Frank Cohen 2004-04-13 16:49:41 PDT
                                 RE: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? pombredanne Philippe Ombredanne 2004-04-13 20:21:54 PDT
                                 Re: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? James Cooper <pixel at bitmechanic dot com> James Cooper <pixel at bitmechanic dot com> 2004-04-13 21:36:09 PDT
                                     Re: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? fcohen Frank Cohen 2004-04-14 07:10:10 PDT
                                         Re: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? petersm <petersm at venzia dot com> petersm <petersm at venzia dot com> 2004-04-14 07:56:46 PDT
                     Re: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? petersm <petersm at venzia dot com> petersm <petersm at venzia dot com> 2004-04-12 12:22:13 PDT
                         RE: [maxq-users] anybody want these features? pombredanne Philippe Ombredanne 2004-04-13 16:26:42 PDT
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