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What is the correct way to select an <option> using Selenium's Python WebDriver

I would like to select an <option> child of a <select> using the Python WebDriver. I have a reference to the option WebElement I wish to select and have tried select() and click() methods ...
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Tools for Python software testing

Similar to Tools for Java software testing, I'm looking for Python-related testing tools/software (as Python is my most frequently-used language).
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What are some tools for fuzz testing?

Fuzz Testing as defined by Wikipedia is: a software testing technique, often automated or semi-automated, that involves providing invalid, unexpected, or random data to the inputs of a computer ...
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Is there any full Python webdriver API documentation?

I'm starting out using Selenium 2/Webdriver, been using Selenium IDE for a few weeks, to automate some tests and decided to go with Python. I've been writing some simple tests using some basic ...
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How to clear localStorage using selenium and webdriver

I want to call localStorage.clear() before running a group of specific tests but the thing is I don't know how. I can see CLEAR_LOCAL_STORAGE variable mentioned here but still failing to understand ...
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Manual tester wanting to get into automation

So its been a year since I have been studying python, and just recently I started picking up webdriver. It was a long journey, and I am still pretty noob, but I finally understand how to use it lol. I ...
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Python coverage and external executables

I have a project that has almost complete unit test coverage. There's only one statement that isn't covered and I can't work out a good way to do so. Say the project is called foo, I have ...
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Set attribute of an element using webdriver + python

I am trying to automate uploading an image. The uploader is a Flash object and using AutoIt is not an option. So I am trying to work my way around this with just webdriver. The idea is to 'set' the ...
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Python based test automation tools for desktop applications

I have some experience as a manual tester and at my current work our regression testing takes about 2 days. I am planning to start automating some of the test cases. I am looking at some of the free ...
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Unable to run standalone test script in Selenium with Python

So, I have the latest Selenium 2.0 Python bindings installed via pip (Python 2.7.2, Windows 7). I wrote a small script to see if I could get it working: from selenium import webdriver driver = ...
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select_by_value causing odd issue with the DOM

I'm new to Python and Selenium testing so please forgive me if this isn't written right. I've been asked to look at the test that does a few actions on a form. The form has 2 text fields, a drop down, ...
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Quicker way to assert that an element does not exist

The goal of my test is to assert that a popup does not appear after certain actions. Previously to test if the popup exist, i have used exception handling. try: ...
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How to 'Mock' SVN

I am testing an app that does some subversion interactions, such as comitting, adding, stat, etc. What's a good way to get me started in terms of mocking the subversion client and working directory ...
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Which has the better support for Selenium, Python or Ruby? [closed]

I need to use Selenium to do some automating testing. Which language has better support for Selenium? That is, once a new version of Selenium is released, And I can get the newest version binding on ...
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How to click a link / button implemented as a div or span element with WebDriver

in my testing I need to click on a 'link' or a 'button' (actually it just looks like and functions as a link or a button) that is implemented as a div (or span) element. With Selenium IDE, I tried ...
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How install both Python32 and Python33 on OS X for testing with tox?

I'm adding Python 3.x support to my open-source project and want to add both Py32 and Py33 test environments to my tox.ini. I already have Py26 and Py27 tox environments that work fine and I just ...
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How do I write a script to be executed by Hudson to automatically restart test environment machines?

I am working in a test environment where we need more than 10 machines, including VMs. The AUT is a Distributed Network type and uses Cassandra nosql DB. We are required to restart each of the ...
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How to send Basic Authentication headers in Selenium?

I'm using webdriver.Firefox and I'm trying to send the following custom header: self.headers = { 'Authorization': 'Basic %s' % b64encode(bytes(self.args.user + ':' + self.args.password, ...
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How to select or check multiple checkboxes in Selenium?

I've got this HTML code <input type="checkbox" value="abc" name="arr[]><br> <input type="checkbox" value="abc1" name="arr[]><br> <input type="checkbox" value="abc2" ...
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How can I access a site protected with basic HTTP authentication using Python, Selenium2, and Chrome Webdriver

I'm using the Python bindings for Selenium2 with the Chrome webdriver. I need to access a site that is protected with basic HTTP authentication. from selenium import webdriver driver = ...
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Logging with Selenium Server?

Right now I have several Python Selenium scripts in which I am manually writing results to a text file. Is there a more standardized / centralized way I can log my results without much difficulty? I ...
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Approaches to Testing a Scientific Library

I'm quite interested in the Scipy/Numpy project which is basically a Python scientific computation/numerical methods library. I'm also interested in testing. What are some good approaches for testing ...
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Running Selenium tests as a scheduled task

I'm trying to run a Selenium WebDriver script written in Python on a Windows 7 64-bit box as a scheduled task. The test works pretty well when run as a batch file from the command prompt, but when ...
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WebDriver function failing intermittently in Internet Explorer near clear() method

Does anyone know why this WebDriver function would be failing intermittently in Internet Explorer? Seems to always fail right around the textbox.clear() line. It works perfectly in Firefox, but fails ...
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Getting nose test runner to execute a test against multiple browsers / configurations?

Surely someone else has run into this problem. I'm trying to figure out how to loop through Firefox, Chrome, and IE in conjunction with nose. Right now I have: "setup.cfg" file that specifies ...
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Selenium (RC) hangs when started from Python test

Fairly new to Selenium (but loving it). I'm running a single test in Python on Selenium RC. I've been running it multiple times a day for about 3 weeks. Now when I try to run it, it executes all the ...
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Andriod Selenium testing by Python - connecting problem

I'm trying to get the Selenium Android client to run in my emulator: Install SDK Run emulator Install android-server-2.0rc1.apk in the emulator and devices Forward the port by adb forward tcp:8080 ...
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How to specify a Firefox profile name when using webdriver + python

I'm using python 2.7.1 and selenium 2.20.0. I have a seperate firefox profile called "selenium" which I want to use when running the webdriver. I managed to do it by specifying the complete path to ...
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Click submenu which is dynamicly visible in Selenium WebDriver

In my scenario, I need to click the submenu that's only visible when its parent menu is in 'mouse over' status: MainMenu (button) SubMenu of MainMenu (span) SubMenu of SubMenu of MainMenu ...
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Python or Java for Loading and Performance testing

I'm looking to choose the best tool to perform Load and Performance testing on my web based application. The content of the application is based on Jasper reports and I want to see the behavior of the ...
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Robot framework installation

I want to learn robot framework with java and python, but not sure how to use this?. I searched over the net but did not get steps to instal robot framework. I installed only selenium2library file in ...
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Page Object Design: Is there a Python equivalent to Ruby gems “site_prism” or “page_object”?

I'd like to know if there is a framework in Python which supports a clean way to define the Page Object Elements on a Page Object. The site_prism gem does it like so: class Home < SitePrism::Page ...
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How to handle a native OS (Ubuntu) file upload window in selenium webdriver with python?

This is my first time here but I have already posted this question on SO. I keep getting solutions for Windows + Java and not for Linux or python for that matter. I am using selenium and python to ...
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How can I test a table of options with python unittest and nosetests?

I have a list of twelve properties and want to test various combinations. The actual test function is the same, just different parameters. I find myself writing a bunch of functions that look like ...
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How to access a web page INPUT element using selenium python

Below is my website content <input type="text" title="Query for bugs (&quot;Go box&quot;) [Alt-K]" name="Go" id="GoText" size="23" onkeypress="GoBoxKeypress(event)" ...
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Load / Performance testing tools or approach for backend

I work on a team which is basically all backend. Functional and unit testing is achieved by python or perl scripts or sometimes bash scripts. But if we need to load or performance test our ...
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More official way to leave browser window open upon failure?

My coworker Chris came up with this, and it works, but I wonder if there's a more "official" way to do this using unittest.TestCase in Python. def tearDown(self): """ clean up by closing the ...
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E2E testing of Angular app with Python backend: Protractor/JavaScript vs webdriver/Python

We have extensive Python-based application, with many E2e tests (and of course unit tests), all in Python). We started e2e test in FitNesse (Selenium1, with Python fixtures) many years ago. Recently ...
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How should I design a testing framework for a trading system?

I work in finance and my firm would really like me to automate our execution platform's testing suite. Right now the tests communicate directly with the system; they are extremely brittle and tightly ...
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Cannot upload a file using requests module in python

After two days of continuous trial, I thought it's better to ask you folks here. I want to upload a file on my desktop to a remote server. For this I am making use of python and its module requests. I ...
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How to retrieve httponly cookies with IE selenium driver?

By my research so far, IE selenium webdriver (for IE10 or 11) is not able to retrieve httponly cookies. So code like this can return a full set of cookies including those set to httponly if I am ...
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How to connect to Java Applet using Python [closed]

I am looking for a solution. I am trying to automate user interaction on a web application which is having embedded java applet in it. Based on what I've found on the internet I know there are ...
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Language preferences in the QA community

I work on a test management tool that includes a REST API. We are looking to add code examples for consumption of the API as well as client libraries. Initially we were looking to target Python for ...
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Selenium Webdriver get() shows intermittent TimeoutExceptions - how do I proceed?

I'm using Selenium Webdriver for testing a Django/Python based web application. I use both, the phantomjs and firefox drivers. We use django's LiveServerTest test case, which basically starts up a ...
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Which language to choose for Appium - Python or Java?

We have an iOS application (written with Obj-C and now starting to incorporate Swift) that we want to write tests for using Appium. Our test team comprises of people who have little programming ...
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Should I learn Python or Java to get into test automation? I am new to programming

Should I learn Python or Java to get into test automation? I'm new to programming. Please share your thoughts or links to any useful information.
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Do I need the PageObjects design pattern or not?

Right now I have a Selenium WebDriver framework that looks like this (vastly simplified): \app_func.py -- app_func has the web app's "actions", such as "save a new search" \app_data.py -- app_data ...
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How to retrieve INT value from TEXT box using Selenium/Webdriver Python binding?

I have this code tcost = driver.find_element_by_id("MainContent_txtTotalCost").text total = int(tcost) driver.find_element_by_id("MainContent_txtVisa").send_keys(total/2) ...
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Verifying if an image Is displayed on a webpage

I have read that there is no "sure shot" way of knowing that an image is loaded or displayed on a webpage using Selenium. I want to know the reason behind it, as to why this is completely not ...
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Selenium Python testing: would like to write test results to a file

I'm writing a suite of web tests in Python using Selenium. Ultimately, I want to generate a file with the results, which will then be sent out in an email. I'm using a main Python script to kick off ...