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For testing full web page UI functionality, availability and performance, you can now run checks using real browsers from within Rigor.

Leveraging the Selenium browser testing suite, Rigor automates the testing of websites across many browser platforms. This provides significant improvements to Rigor users such as:

  • Improved monitoring for complex websites with client-side rendering and third-party content.
  • Performance measurements across multiple browser types (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari).
  • Detailed error reporting on failures.
  • Enhanced scripting capabilities.

Getting started with Real Browser Check

Script creation – You can generate scripts for your Real Browser Checks in two ways:

1. Point and click recording using IDE plugin

  • Download the latest plugin here from your Firefox browser: http://www2.rigor.com/selenium-firefox-plugin
  • Use the Firefox plugin to record your test cases from within your browser. The plugin includes documentation for the ‘selenese’ commands.
  • Export your Test Case to file: File -> Export test case as.. -> RSpec (WebDriver)

2. Utilize your pre-written QA test scripts for automated performance monitoring in production

  • You can use any existing Selenium script. We support both Selenium 1 (Selenium RC) and Selenium 2 (with WebDriver).
  • We also support a number of 3rd party scripting packages (email scripts (at) rigor.com to see if yours is supported)

Uploading your Test Cases to Rigor – To upload your test case to run in Rigor, send an email to scripts (at) rigor.com and include the following:

  • Attached Test Case (from above)
  • Check Name
  • Frequency (run every 5 minutes to every 24 hours)

The email will go to our engineering team who will reply directly within 1 business day with confirmation of the Real Browser Check activation in your account.

Accessing your Real Browser Checks – Once uploaded, you can view reports, receive alerts and edit the check options from the Real Browser Checks tab within Rigor.

This is a significant addition to the Rigor application and was driven by the needs of users. We will continue to improve on the Real Browser Checks and would like to hear your thoughts.

I have attached a few screenshots below.

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