Canoo WebTest 2.0 released

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New version of free open source tool for automated functional testing of HTML applications.

Canoo today announced that a new major release of WebTest is available for download ( WebTest is a free open source tool for automated testing of web applications.

WebTest project manager Dierk Koenig commented: "We’re pleased to see the community response we’ve been experiencing in our open source project. I would like to thank all WebTest committers that have contributed to this release. Due to our committers’ dedication and our automated build process, as well as 100% test coverage, we’re confident that we’re releasing an excellent functional testing tool."

New features in WebTest 2.0 include:

  • comprehensive JavaScript support due to the integration of HtmlUnit 1.8;
  • improved and enlarged set of test steps, featuring core steps, extensions, filters, PDF files, Excel, email, applets, and technical details such as HTTP headers and cookies;
  • support of both the traditional specification of test cases using Ant / XML and scripting test cases in Groovy.

Online Resources

The WebTest website offers an excellent online user manual. It lists examples showing how to write functional tests for HTML applications. Further help and information is available on the WebTest mailing list and the wiki website (

About Canoo

Canoo is a leader in Web front-end application development and delivers Java-based software consulting services and products. It was founded in 1999 by a team of senior executives and software engineers. The company is privately held and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. Besides WebTest, the Canoo product range includes UltraLightClient, a software library for Swing-based Rich Internet Applications (RIA), and WMTrans, a software library for language analysis and generation.


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