Selenium with Cucumber Integration

This blog will show integration of Selenium with Cucumber step by step and JUnit reports.
Selenium is an automated testing suite for automating web applications. It is an open-source tool that supports different languages like Java, Python, C#, Perl, Ruby and different browsers (Chrome, Firefox, etc).
Cucumber is a software tool that supports BDD (behavior-driven development) which is used for creating test-cases in plain text using Gherkin language. So anybody, either technical or business user, can understand the behavior of the application easily. It is an open-source tool and supports different languages like Java, Groovy, etc.

Below are some primary keywords to write test-case in Gherkin language:

  • Feature – keyword where the gherkin file begins. It contains a description of the test-case.
  • Scenario – Each feature file may have multiple scenarios and each scenario consists of one or more steps.
  • Given – For defining the pre-conditions of the test case.
  • When – For defining the operation performed by the user.
  • Then – To view output, use “Then” keyword in the .feature file.
  • And – For writing multiple steps of Given and When keywords, can use “And” keyword in the .feature file.
  • But – For adding negative conditions which will not happen in the test case.

Let’s start integrating Selenium with Cucumber by following steps:

  • Create a new Java Project in Eclipse IDE.
  • Download selenium and cucumber jar files and add them in the Java build path.
  • Download cucumber eclipse plugin from the eclipse marketplace.
  • After adding jar files, Create a new folder and create a .feature file in that.
  • Now, let’s create a test-case scenario in the feature file using Gherkin language.
    Feature: Facebook Login
    Scenario: Login Verification
    Given Open the Firefox and launch facebook
    When Enter the Email and Password
    When Enter the Email and Password
    Then Click on Login button
  • Now, Create a new package and create a “Runner” class in that (src>package>class)and write below code in that.
    package Test_Runner;
    import org.junit.runner.RunWith;
    import cucumber.api.CucumberOptions;
    import cucumber.api.junit.Cucumber;
    @CucumberOptions(features=”Features”,glue= {“Step_Definition”})
    public class Runner { }
  • Create another package and create a “Steps” class (src>package>class) and write below code in that.
    package Step_Definition;
    import org.openqa.selenium.By;
    import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
    import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
    public class Steps {
    WebDriver driver;
    @Given(“^Open the Firefox and launch facebook$”)
    public void open_the_Firefox_and_launch_the_application() throws Throwable{ System.setProperty(“webdriver.gecko.driver”, “E:\\Softwares\\geckodriver.exe”);
    driver= new FirefoxDriver(); driver.manage().window().maximize(); driver.get(“”);
    @When(“^Enter the Email and Password$”)
    public void enter_the_Username_and_Password() throws Throwable{ driver.findElement(“email”)).sendKeys(“”); driver.findElement(“pass”)).sendKeys(“abc@123”);
    @Then(“^Click on Login button$”)
    public void Reset_the_credential() throws Throwable{
  • Once all the mentioned setups are done, run the JUnit test to view the report.
Integration Report

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