FEST 0.7

FEST is a Java library that provides a fluent interface for functional Swing GUI testing.
FEST is a Java library that provides a fluent interface for functional Swing GUI testing. FEST library provides an easy-to-use API that makes creation and maintenance of GUI tests easy.

Why do we need to test GUIs?

Testing GUIs can make the entire system safer and more robust. Any GUI, even one providing only the simplest capabilities, likely encloses some level of complexity. Any complexity in software must be tested because code without tests is a potential source of bugs. A well-tested application has a greater chance of success.

GUI testing is also essential during application maintenance. During this phase, code might be refactored frequently to improve design, and this code often encloses great portions of the user interface. Having a solid test suite that includes GUI code can give us confidence that we are not inadvertently introducing bugs.

Reference: Test-Driven GUI Development with TestNG and Abbot by Alex Ruiz and Yvonne Wang Price (IEEE Software May/June 2007 issue).

Main features:

  • Simulation of user interaction with a GUI (e.g. mouse and keyboard input)
  • Reliable GUI component lookup (by type, by name or custom search criteria)
  • Support for all Swing components included in the JDK
  • Compact and powerful API for creation and maintenance of functional GUI tests
  • Ability to embed screenshots of failed GUI tests in HTML test reports
  • Can be used with either JUnit or TestNG
  • Experimental Groovy Builder support (coming soon!)

last updated on:
December 11th, 2007, 17:37 GMT
license type:
The Apache License 2.0 
developed by:
Alex Ruiz
ROOT \ Programming \ Quality Assurance and Testing
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