Can anyone help with using Selenium-RC + Grails? I have used Selenium with Java but had no problem writing the code and launching the browser. But is the source code of my project required when i need to use Selenium-RC with Grails?

Any links to resources to learn will be very helpful.

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    I am not sure I understand your question. Did something happen that suggested to you that using Selenium with grails might require accessing your web application's source code?
    – user246
    Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 17:04

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Try Geb, it's a groovy wrapper for Selenium:



  • i want to automate scenario so the regression becomes less time consuming. so my biggest question i am facing now is.. can we do blackbox testing using selenium-rc using grails?? or it is only used to do whitebox testing Commented Feb 7, 2012 at 14:16
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    You cannot do whitebox testing with Selenium. Selenium drives a browser to interact with a web page, is has no concept of the code layer behind the website (e.g. PHP, ASP, Ruby, etc).
    – Ardesco
    Commented Feb 7, 2012 at 14:22
  • @Ardesco, it might however be aware of JavaScript code on browser-side, correct?
    – dzieciou
    Commented Aug 31, 2013 at 10:08
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    Depends on your definition of aware. You can add hooks into your JavaScript code that Selenium can use and you can use a JavascriptExecutor to use these hooks. You can also use a JavaScriptExecutor to run your own JavaScript (Basically exactly what an end user could do with a JavaScript console).
    – Ardesco
    Commented Aug 31, 2013 at 12:10

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