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Let's make your software automated testing available.

I've almost finished to make tutorial of testing automation for jQuery examples. In this process, I found some of them are not ready for that.

The difference between one of testing automation ready and not ready is whether it is accessible with xpath or not.

I often use xpath to specify the element in the web browser, so if it is not specified by the xpath, it is impossible to test it by JUnit and selenium, which is out of the web browser.

The most easy way to make the web application ready for the xpath is to add attribute which means the identifier of the element.

For eexample, this time, I use the jqtree's example. The default tree's node has no id to specify the node element. So I added attribute like below, by using  "onCreateLi", which is event handler function fired when the node "li" tags are renderd.

onCreateLi: function(node, $li) {
// add "dataid" in order to test with selenium
    $li.attr("dataid", node.id);
}

I added dataid attribute. So the jqTree's node has this id and acccess by xpath like below.

private WebElement getLiElement(String id)
{
WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.xpath("// div[@id='tree1'] // li[@dataid='" + id + "']"));
return element;
}

This is very useful to test it.

I'll add contents about web based software testing automation, at Software test, and after done that, I'll release new version of Alinous-Core IDE.

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Tomohiro Iizuka is CEO of company which is publisher of third-party logistics and e-commerce software in Japan. And my speciality is making programming language and development environment. Actually developed Alinous-Core programming language and development tool working on eclipse plugin. By making computer language, I succeeded in providing enterprise application rapidly to Japanese customers.

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