Canoo Webtest 2.5 Released


Basel, Switzerland (PRWEB) May 9, 2007

The Canoo WebTest team is pleased to announce the release of version 2.5 of its open-source web application testing tool. This new version leverages the new AJAX testing capabilities of HtmlUnit 1.11 that Canoo WebTest is built on. Based on these capabilities, testing of dynamic web applications has been improved and works with popular AJAX frameworks like DWR, and Web 2.0 applications like Google Maps.

New testing steps are available such as verifying radio buttons, working with different web clients in parallel, and switching between windows. A feature of particular interest is the possibility to repeat steps with an XPath expression in order to loop over all elements that match this expression.

“Speaking about XPath, in WebTest you can define your own XPath function in Groovy and use it inside any XPath in your test specification. Groovy-1.0, the latest final version of Groovy, ships with WebTest. With Groovy you can extend and customize your WebTests in any possible way and enjoy the merits of dynamic scripting support when the situation calls for it,” said Dierk K├Ânig, Senior Software Engineer at Canoo, WebTest developer and committer.

The test coverage of WebTest itself has been kept at a high level of 98.5%. The documentation now offers an extra sidebar for quick navigation. Test reporting – one of the distinctive strength of Canoo WebTest – has been improved even more and allows in-place viewing of server responses and browsing.

Webtest can be downloaded at the product website:

About Canoo

Canoo ( is a solution provider for Rich Internet Applications (RIA) based in Basel, Switzerland. It offers consulting services and end-to-end development of Enterprise Web applications. With 10 years of experience in Rich Internet Application (RIA) technology, Canoo is a leading expert in Web 2.0 applications, Java rich clients, and AJAX. Canoo’s RIA technology and web testing products are used in more than 60 countries worldwide.

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