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Galen – open-source tool for testing layout and responsive design of web applications

Galen is an open-source tool for testing layout and responsive design of web applications. It’s also a powerful functional testing framework.

Galen Framework offers a simple solution: test location of objects relatively to each other on page. Using a special syntax and comprehensive rules you can describe any layout.

Galen Framework uses Selenium in order to open web browser and select the tested elements on page, interacting with elements on page and getting their locations and dimensions.

It has a special language to describe the layout of web page for different browser sizes. You just need to define your own tags for devices and sizes and then using the Galen spec language write checks for each element on page.

Features include:

  • Set up your tests to run in a cloud like LambdaTest, Sauce Labs, or BrowserStack so that you can test your responsive websites on different mobile devices. Galen can run multiple tests in parallel which saves time.
  • Designed with responsiveness in mind. It’s easy to set up a test for different browser sizes. Galen just opens a browser, resizes it to a defined size and then tests the page according to specification.
  • Human Readable and Advanced Syntax.
  • Build your own expressions to test multiple elements in a single line. Also this way you can write clear specs and highly maintainable and reliable test code.
  • Detailed HTML reporting and TestNG Reports, the latter can be used for embedding Galen in a CI tool like Jenkins.
  • Execute tests in various languages. Select different browser like Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or switch your tests to Selenium Grid. In case the page is not easy accessible you can either inject custom JavaScript on the client-side or run a JavaScript action on a test side so that you can prepare your page for a layout check.
  • Supports both JavaScript and Java tests.
  • Java API.

Website: galenframework.com
Support: Mailing List, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Ivan Shubin and contributors
License: Apache License Version 2.0

Galen is written in Java and JavaScript. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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