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simonaferrara
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Web tests to be executed on a Linux machine

Hi,

 

I will have to run some web tests on a client having Linux as SO and with Firefox browser.

I would like surely to use the tests already developed within Test Complete. 

Is it possible to run web tests on a Linux machine? I've read some posts where you're talking about some external tools that could be integrated with Test Complete for this scope, but I do not understand if they works also for web tests.

Can you give me some hints about this topic?

 

Thanks and regards,

Simona

 

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Marsha_R
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Re: Web tests to be executed on a Linux machine

https://support.smartbear.com/testcomplete/docs/app-testing/web/cross-platform/index.html

 

There is mention of testing on Linux here.  This is cross-platform testing in the cloud.

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Marsha_R
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Re: Web tests to be executed on a Linux machine

https://support.smartbear.com/testcomplete/docs/app-testing/web/cross-platform/index.html

 

There is mention of testing on Linux here.  This is cross-platform testing in the cloud.

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AlexKaras
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Re: Web tests to be executed on a Linux machine

Hi,

 

As Marsha wrote.

CrossBrowserTesting.com provides access to headless Ubuntu:

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simonaferrara
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Re: Web tests to be executed on a Linux machine

Thanks @Marsha_R and @AlexKaras ; I'm studying your information.

So, if I'm understanding correctly, the Web module license is not enough; it will be necessary the "CrossBrowserTesting" that is a product completely different from Test Complete and it would require a separate license to buy (it is so?), or the alternative could be to use SeleniumGrid.

 

Thanks!

Simona

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AlexKaras
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Re: Web tests to be executed on a Linux machine

Hi Simona,

 

Web module license is not enough; it will be necessary the "CrossBrowserTesting"

As per https://support.smartbear.com/testcomplete/docs/app-testing/web/cross-platform/index.html#requiremen... in TestComplete you will need Web Testing plugin with the Cross-Platform Web Testing sub-component been enabled.

Cross-platform web testing mode in TestComplete uses Selenium to drive tested web browser. So yes, you will need either a license for the cloud service (CrossBrowserTesting, BrowserStack, etc.) or to setup and maintain your local Selenium server (with optional Grid).

 

P.S. Note, that as cross-platform mode uses Selenium and its locators to locate tested web elements, your script code will require adoption - you will have to remove all native finds provided by TestComplete and replace them with corresponding locators in Selenium style.

To rephrase: old classic TestComplete web tests cannot be executed 'as-is' in the cross-platform mode. Hopefully, this will be improved in future versions of TestComplete.

 

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