The Sikuli project provides a simple tool for automate and test graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots). The idea is to find an element on the screen by a screenshot and not by XPath or ID. The tool can be used for all GUIs also web applications. It’s a nice idea below you can see a simple example.
The SIKULI project is based on the Java VM and also provides an API for writing the automation in Java here a JUnit sample test.
For real world web testing it is not the right tool I think, because it depends on the style of the elements. When the button style changed you need a new screenshot of the button. But it is a nice tool for simple automation tasks. Have also a look at screen casts on the project homepage.
- Project Home - http://sikuli.org/
- How to use Sikuli Script in your JAVA programs - http://sikuli.org/docx/faq/030-java-dev.html