Using Google Chrome for Behat and Selenium2 Testing

This is rather quick. First of all, you need a fully working Behat and Selenium2 setup working, using Firefox as default. Once you achieved this, we can change it to use Google Chrome.

First, download chromedriver at and put it somewhere like /data/lib/chromedriver. Once done, we run our Selenium2 java jar file like this:

java -jar selenium-server-standalone-2.44.0.jar"/data/lib/chromedriver"

Then in our behat.yml file, we set the browser setting like this.

            base_url: someurl
            goutte: ~
            default_session: goutte
            javascript_session: selenium2
            browser_name: 'chrome'
                node_modules_path: 'somepath...'
                capabilities: { "browserName": "chrome", "browser": "chrome", "version":  "29", 'chrome': {'switches':['--no-sandbox']}}

That’s it. It should launch Chrome instead of Firefox.

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One Response to Using Google Chrome for Behat and Selenium2 Testing

  1. if you get an exception : reverse the order , so instead of adding -Dwebdriver in the end , add it directly after the -jar , then write the selenium jar

    java -jar”/data/lib/chromedriver” selenium-server-standalone-2.44.0.jar

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