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asked Where are good places to demo + share + show off what I'm working on?
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comment How to test facebook likes using webdriver without being flagged as a bot?
I disagree with the suggestion that I'm trying to test Facebook. The happy path case is to ensure a product can be shared on Facebook, not that Facebook received the request. There are many things that can go wrong along the way. It could point to the wrong product, the iframe could be broken, or there could be issues coming from http vs https. Recently we've had problems with Pinterest blocking our URL shortener. Historically, we've had configuration mistakes that prevented people from sharing on facebook. Writing it off as "testing Facebook" is an oversimplification of a complex system.
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comment How to test facebook likes using webdriver without being flagged as a bot?
Per the discussion above, Facebook only supports test users on Facebook apps. We have a non-Facebook app.
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comment How to test facebook likes using webdriver without being flagged as a bot?
You're right, I suppose the only solution is to narrow the scope of the test. Unfortunately that doesn't give much confidence. As this is a functional test, there are many more points of failure than just our site. And I would like to know as soon as possible if any part of the system is broken. It's a shame Facebook really only acknowledges the development community for their own apps even though their platform extends well beyond that.
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comment How to test facebook likes using webdriver without being flagged as a bot?
I accept that there's no way to do functional testing as a fake user, i.e. clicking through the actual user flow. I was looking for something more along the lines of click like and check to see if the request was successfully sent.
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