Friday April 27, 2012

Bwoken - CoffeeScript Compiling Workflow for UI Automation

Bwoken is an interesting UI Automation test runner from the guys at Bendyworks. It tries to take some of the drudgery out of running your tests from the command line for doing continuous integration. I like the colored output, and I’m intrigued by the use of automatic CoffeeScript compiling to JavaScript for the tests. Check it out if you’re not afraid of Ruby, CoffeeScript or rake tasks.

If you’re a newbie to UI Automation, I’d still recommend rolling your own test environment first before you try this out. If you start adding in layers before you understand the magic that those layers give you, you’re in for more hurt than help when things break and you have to go digging to find out why.