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Running Gwen on BrowserStack

Follow the instructions here to remotely execute your Gwen features on a variety of platforms, browsers and devices hosted on BrowserStack.

Settings file

Create a new browserstack.conf settings file in your browsers directory as shown.

./project                       # Your project root
└── /gwen
└── /browsers
└──browserstack.conf # BrowserStack settings file

Add the following content

gwen {
web {
capabilities {
"bstack:options" {
os = "OS X"
osVersion = "Monterey"
}
}
remote {
url = "https://${env.BROWSERSTACK_USERNAME}:${env.BROWSERSTACK_ACCESS_KEY}@hub-cloud.browserstack.com/wd/hub"
}
}
}

This example configures BrowserStack to run on a Mac OS X Monterey desktop. You can configure any supported BrowserStack capabilities you require depending on which platform, browser, or device you want to target. If no browser or device is specified, Gwen will run the default browser governed by your gwen.target.browser setting. To override this default, just add the browserName capability to your settings file.

For example: to run on Edge browser:

gwen {
web {
capabilities {
"bstack:options" {
os = "OS X"
osVersion = "Monterey"
}
browserName = "Edge"
}
remote {
url = "https://${env.BROWSERSTACK_USERNAME}:${env.BROWSERSTACK_ACCESS_KEY}@hub-cloud.browserstack.com/wd/hub"
}
}
}

Or to run on the chrome browser on a Pixel 6 phone:

gwen {
web {
capabilities {
"bstack:options" {
osVersion = "12.0"
deviceName = "Google Pixel 6"
}
browserName = "chrome"
}
remote {
url = "https://${env.BROWSERSTACK_USERNAME}:${env.BROWSERSTACK_ACCESS_KEY}@hub-cloud.browserstack.com/wd/hub"
}
}
}

Package JSON script

Add the following gwen:browserstack script to the scripts section of the package.json file in your project.

./project             # Your project root
└── package.json # Package json file
"scripts": {
"gwen:browserstack": "gwen -b -c gwen/browsers/browserstack.conf gwen/features"
}

Or to run the samples bundled in Gwen:

"scripts": {
"gwen:browserstack": "gwen -b -c gwen/browsers/browserstack.conf gwen/samples"
}

Launch

Set the following enviornment variables on your system (where you will launch Gwen) to your BrowserStack username and access key:

  • BROWSERSTACK_USERNAME
  • BROWSERSTACK_ACCESS_KEY

Then run the following command in the root of your project to launch Gwen on Browserstack

yarn gwen:browserstack

Open BrowserStack's Automate dashboard to view your executions.