Tuesday, 7 April 2009


The Wikiation Extension Testing Environment has so far concentrated on  server side issues. How do we install MediaWiki, how do we install extensions, how do we run tests serverside. The tests we currently run are parser tests and tests run using the pywikipedia framework.

This is all really nice but the proof of the pudding is in the eating and this is done with browsers. Given our values, tools to do the testing need to be freely licensed as well.

The great thing about Selenium is that it already has many add ons to do serious testing. It allows for automated testing for multiple browsers. It allows for using a grid of systems to do the testing. To me it looks exactly right. I asked MinuteElectron to look at it as well; he is really entheausiastic, he started to convert his work on Uniwiki into Selenium already.

The question is what do you think?

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