Before starting, make sure Splinter is installed
This tutorial provides a simple example, teaching step by step how to:
- search for
splinter - python acceptance testing for web applications'in google.com, and
- find if splinter official website is listed among the search results
Create a Browser instance¶
First of all, import
Browser class and instantiate it.
from splinter import Browser browser = Browser()
Note: if you don’t provide any driver argument to the
firefox will be used (Browser function documentation).
Visit Google website¶
Visit any website using the
browser.visit method. Let’s go to Google search page:
Input search text¶
After a page is loaded, you can perform actions, such as clicking, filling text input, checking radio and checkbox. Let’s fill Google’s search field with
splinter - python acceptance testing for web applications:
browser.fill('q', 'splinter - python acceptance testing for web applications')
Find out that Splinter official website is in the search results¶
After pressing the button, you can check if Splinter official website is among the search responses. This can be done like this:
if browser.is_text_present('splinter.readthedocs.io'): print "Yes, found it! :)" else: print "No, didn't find it :("
In this case, we are just printing something. You might use assertions, if you’re writing tests.
Close the browser¶
When you’ve finished testing, close your browser using
Finally, the source code will be:
from splinter import Browser browser = Browser() # defaults to firefox browser.visit('http://google.com') browser.fill('q', 'splinter - python acceptance testing for web applications') browser.find_by_name('btnK').click() if browser.is_text_present('splinter.readthedocs.io'): print "Yes, the official website was found!" else: print "No, it wasn't found... We need to improve our SEO techniques" browser.quit()