Has anyone coded WebDriver tests using Groovy, XTend, Apache BSF, or similar?

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Jon Thor Austen

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Sep 14, 2012, 2:46:13 PM9/14/12
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Has anyone coded WebDriver tests using Groovy, XTend, Beanshell, or a similar scripting framework in Java?  I am just curious if anyone has any opinions on these experiences verses just using the plain old Eclipse method?

Luke Inman-Semerau

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Sep 14, 2012, 5:34:50 PM9/14/12
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I've heard of someone using groovy and making a bit of a framework (made by another luke): http://www.gebish.org/

Check that out... as for the other stuff, not sure :)

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Has anyone coded WebDriver tests using Groovy, XTend, Beanshell, or a similar scripting framework in Java?  I am just curious if anyone has any opinions on these experiences verses just using the plain old Eclipse method?

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Mark Collin

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Sep 15, 2012, 3:06:05 PM9/15/12
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Groovy is basically just syntactical sugar for Java. 

 

You can write Selenium tests in groovy using the Selenium API and you won’t come across any problems (I haven’t so far in the current project I’m working on).  If you want something that makes the Selenium API look more groovy have a look at Geb as suggested by Luke.

Tarun Kumar

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Sep 17, 2012, 1:03:10 AM9/17/12
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I used groovy in for writing selenium tests with Thucydides and was surprised to see how less code needs to be written to do same thing in groovy than in java
But at the same time I found it little cumbersome to understand a groovy code than java. 

David

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Jun 21, 2020, 1:29:39 PM6/21/20
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Late response, but FYI, I did run Selenium code in Java via Beanshell before for testing & debugging. Useful alternative for trying out code than running & editing Java code in file and running with IDE/command line. I did blog it here: https://autumnator.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/developing-and-debugging-in-java-via-an-interpreter/
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