It has taken a little longer than I first anticipated releasing the WATiN Recorder, so please except my humble apologies for this. When I first scratched this itch I had no idea that so many people out there would be interested in using the recorder. So, I wanted to ensure that the recorder got the best possible start in life. Allowing my vision of a freely downloadable web UI testing tool built which utilizes the WATiN framework can mature, powered by a passionate .Net community. I would also like to say thanks to Scott Hansleman for helping in push the Recorder into its new home; Jereon for giving birth to WATiN 1.0 and making all this stuff possible; and also Patrick Lightbody for sponsoring OpenQA.
So, I have been rather busy as of late working on a number of different Conchango projects to include; the building windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets for MSN UK(soon to be released); working on the Daily Mail eReader; and presenting the eReader at the launch of Windows Vista at TVP where Mark invited someone from the team to come up on stage and talk about our experiences of building a WPF application in the real world.
When I first built the recorder one late night many moons ago I simply did not realize just how many people would be interested in the recorder. I had always had a vision of a small community but for the large number of emails that I have received on a daily basis I am hoping that you guys can help out with powering this community to ensure the development of the recorder continues.
The WATiN Recorder can be found at openqa.org where the other open source testing tools can be found. You will need to register with openqa before you start contributing to the WATiN Recorder community. Personally I use Tortoise as my SVN client of choice there are others around, however Tortoise is very cool and extremely easy to use, IMHO streets ahead of the TFS client.
Up on the openqa server you will find a couple of projects.
- The original WATiN Recorder++ which has several bug fixes and some extra bits and bobs.
- Builds on the original recorder but rather than spawning a IE browser it uses an embedded IE browser control.
- The final project that I have uploaded is a brain dump for getting WATiN to work with Firefox, called FireWATiN. I wanted to investigate if this was possible so there is a test client which uses sockets and jssh.
I have still to put fit and finish
to the wiki but I guessed that you wanted to register and then download the code so that you can start to contribute. I look forward to seeing your contributions and together I am sure that we can creating a great testing tool for all the .Net community to benefit from.