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Testing Web applications with the Eclipse Test

By: Lars Vogel

2.1. Overview

In addition to Eclipse itself in general TPTP needs two components the Eclipse TPTP tools (plug-in) and the TPTP agent controller. For simple web testing you only need the TPTP plug-in.

2.2. Eclipse TPTP tools (plug-in)

Use the Eclipse update manager to install the Eclipse TPTP tools (menu Help-> Software Updates -> find and install to install the Performance Plug-in.

3. Create your first TPTP Test

TPTP needs a java project to store performance test as it generates Java code.

Create a new Java project "TestPerformance". (see Create your first Java program in Eclipse for details).

Switch to the test perspective (menu: Window -> Open Perspective -> Other and select "Test".

Create a HTTP recording test element by select your project, right mouse click and select "Test Element". Select Recording -> Http Recording.

Click next. Select your project and give the text the name "MyFirstWebTest.rec". Press finish.


If you receive the following error " Your browser configuration setting for Automatic Configuration Script is not supported. The Recorder only supports either no Proxy or both HTTP and Secure Proxy." then uncheck the option 'use automatic scripts' in the LAN settings of the internet explorer. If you have problems with firefox switch to the Internet Explorer as standard browser.

Your browser should get opened. Browse to your webpage, perform your tasks and then close the browser. (in this example I just read the website Close the browser then your recordings will be saved.

Eclipse will now open the test editor. For example you can now increase the number of users which will perform the test.

Right click on your test and select generate.

This will open the JUnit Test Code Generation Wizard. Select your src folder and press Finish. This will generate the Java test code (hidden in the Test perspective but visible in the Java Perspective.

Run your test by selecting it, right mouse click and selection Run As-> Test.

This will generate a file similar to the following "org.eclipse.hyades.test.ui.internal.navigator.proxy.DefaultExecutionResultProxyNode::MyFirstWebTest [Oct 21, 2007 9:13:21 AM Germany]". Double-click on the file to see the results.

4. Generating a test report

You want a easy to understand report to view the results of the test.

Select your test, right click on it and select Report.

Select "HTML TestPassReport (BIRT)". Select Next and name your report "PassTestReport1". Select to create your report in a new folder report and name the report "myfirstreport". Press finish.

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