Introduction

The Iridium Application Testing tool has been designed to provide a way for automated scripts to interact with and validate the operation of our web based applications.

The aim of this project is to:

  • Develop a plain English dialect that describes interactions with a web application.
  • Hide web application implementation details through abstractions that allow business users to write tests without having to know any HTML.
  • Remove, as much as possible, the need for end users to implement any local configuration.
  • Allow tests to run in a CI system.

Iridium has been built on top of Cucumber and Selenium WebDriver to allow plain English scripts to drive the interaction with a web browser. It can optionally run these scripts again PhantomJS to allow tests to run in a headless environment such as Bamboo. Tests can optionally run in BrowserStack to test multiple browser versions.

The source code for Iridium is available on GitHub.

Training is available on Udemy.

Important Announcements

The location of the JAR file that is referenced by the Web Start JNLP files has changed recently. It used to be https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/ag-iridium/, so your JNLP files used to look like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>  
<jnlp spec="1.0+" codebase="https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/ag-iridium/">  
    ...  
</jnlp>

The new file location is https://s3.amazonaws.com/iridium-release, so your JNLP files should look like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>  
<jnlp spec="1.0+" codebase="https://s3.amazonaws.com/iridium-release">  
    ...  
</jnlp>

Files from https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/ag-iridium/won't be updated, and the certificate used to sign the JAR file has expired, so you will most likely receive a warning if you do not update the location.

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