I am looking at automation using selenium with the ruby api, and am
having a little problem.
im not sure other than making @selenium into a global variable how can i
use it across multiple files.
so i have three files:
class Setup1 < Test::Unit::TestCase
def setup @verification_errors =  if $selenium @selenium = $selenium else @selenium = Selenium::SeleniumDriver.new("localhost", 4444,
“*firefox”, “http://www.google.com/”, 10000);
def teardown @selenium.stop unless $selenium assert_equal , @verification_errors end
class Test1 < Test::Unit::TestCase
def test_1 @selenium.open("/") @selenium.type "q", "selenium rc" @selenium.click "btnG" @selenium.wait_for_page_to_load "30000" assert @selenium.is_text_present("Results * for selenium rc") end
this runs, but stops when it reaches @selenium.open("/").
NoMethodError: private method `open’ called for nil:NilClass
As Test1 is already a subclass of TestCase, I am unable to make it a
subclass of Setup1.
I have read about modules, and amended the code with “include Setup”,
but it appears I have no control over it running the Setup method each
time a new Test is added.
Essentially, I want to know how reference variables across mutiple
files, and as @selenium is an intsance variable, does this mean its only
accessibly by objects which are created from the Setup1 class.
And I get the impression $global variables are a no no, but on the fact
that the @selenium value(browser url) wont change, wouldnt it be ok to
set it as a global?