This library is a webdriver (browser automation) module for Node.JS. It makes it possible to write super easy Selenium tests in your favorite BDD/TDD test framework, that will run locally or in the cloud using Sauce Labs, BrowserStack or TestingBot.
WebdriverIO is agnostic with regards to the test framework you want to use. Cucumber, Jasmine and Mocha+Chai are supported by the configuration wizard, and you can use other frameworks as well - for example Yadda.
npm install webdriverio
or if you want to use the wdio test runner
npm install -g webdriverio
wdio config and the configuration helper wizard will get you set up:
With all that done, have a look at the many examples.
client .url('http://google.com') .setValue('#q', 'webdriver') .click('#btnG')
Notice how this is far simpler than with the original selenium-webdriverjs,
driver.get('http://www.google.com'); driver.findElement(webdriver.By.id('q')).sendKeys('webdriver'); driver.findElement(webdriver.By.id('btnG')).click();
and significantly simpler than with WD.js:
browser .get("http://www.google.com") .elementById('q') .sendKeys('webdriver') .elementById('btnG') .click()
For more details on the comparison between WebdriverIO, selenium-webdriverjs and WD.js, read this discussion.
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The npm module for this library is maintained by:
WebdriverIO was originated by Camilo Tapia's initial Selenium project called WebdriverJS, which was the first webdriver project on NPM. In 2014, the project was renamed WebdriverIO later on.