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IE Automation - any advice?

 
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Hi All,

I'm trying to carry out some IE Automation - previously we were using commercial tools (e.g. SilkTest) but are now trying to move towards a Java based test enviroment.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience of this or would recommend any APIs that I could have a look at.

Currently I'm looking at ... Jacobie - http://jacobie.sourceforge.net/

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Jacobie is a Java API for use with Internet Explorer. Based on the JACOB project (JAva to COm Bridge) and the IE COM Object, it directly controls IE from java. This API can be used as a true end-user web browser test with IE and not a Http-Based test such as HttpUnit.

Any advice is much appreciated!

JK
 
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I've heard good things about selenium. I don't think it's Java based, though.
 
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:
I've heard good things about selenium. I don't think it's Java based, though.


I've been playing with Selenium lately. I like it, but it isn't Java based. You can call it from Java though to launch your Selenium suite in Firefox.
 
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Apologies Jeanne
 
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Another non-Java suggestion might be WATiR

The Java project I have just joined uses it extensively and have a lot of nice things to say about it. The tests are scripted in Ruby, which is free, pretty easy to undestand and write, and looks increasingly impressive on your resum´┐Ż
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