2nd WebTest screencast: Data Driven WebTest

My colleague Tomi Schütz and I have finished our second WebTest screencast: Data driven WebTest.

Content: (duration ~2’30”)
I- Do you know Google Calculator?
II- Do you know the dataDriven Ant task?
III- Testing Google Calculator with data driven WebTest

It should be interesting even for experienced WebTest users: the dataDriven task is so simple and powerful, and Google Calculator is a funny toy.



  1. Jürgen said,

    August 12, 2008 at 3:50 pm


    working with webtest in a somewhat static way I was very interested in your screencast on data driven web testing.

    However, having spent a few hours trying to follow your demonstration, I have come to the conclusion that there must be a few things that haven’t been shown or explained at all.

    What I don’t understand is how/why you never configured any of your dataDriven tests in allTests.xml and furthermore, why I always get the error that the xml-file consisting of

    …(which is imo the same as is shown in the screencast) always throws the error that the element type “project” must be terminated by the matching end-tag

    I’d be happy if you could shed some light on this and perhaps, extend your screencast so that it shows what’s missing to get to work what seems so easy when you do it.

    Looking forward to hearing from you I send

    best regards,


  2. Jürgen said,

    August 12, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    ah, the source code got cut out… sorry for that, but it’s (just) what was shown on the screencast anyway

  3. Marc Guillemot said,

    August 15, 2008 at 6:37 am

    Hi Jürgen,

    this screencast doesn’t show how the test is bound in the allTests.xml because it’s quite basic and easy to understand with the demo project (see first screencast). I don’t understand your other points. Can you perhaps post your questions to WebTest mailing list?

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