Over the last few months, an effort has been underway here at Sauce Labs to take a bunch of interesting test-building technologies, clean them up a bit, and merge them into one project. The result is Se Builder
, a new Firefox extension environment for building Selenium tests that combines the best elements of Windmill IDE and Selenium IDE with parts of a proprietary technology Sauce Labs acquired a while back.
We have big plans for Builder going forward. One of the visions we have is to continue improving the UI so that it makes suggestions to users for constructing better tests, changing it from a simple test generation environment to a teaching tool as well.
We have fully open sourced the project on Google Code
and set up a Google Group mailing list
to help people get their questions answered. We also want to make Se Builder as intuitive as possible, so we have been conducting formal usability testing and actively implementing our findings. The next big step for Builder, which is happening completely via standard OSS process, is a plugin architecture - allowing anyone interested in developing for Builder to expose and integrate custom functionality.
We are excited for as much community involvement as we can get. If you give Se Builder a try, we would love to hear what you have to say!
Open Source Project Homepage: Builder Google Code Project
Mailing List: Builder Google Group Mailing List
Download: Builder Google Code Download Link