Selenium::PhantomJS - Use GhostDriver without a Selenium server
my $driver = Selenium::PhantomJS->new;
# when you're done
This class allows you to use PhantomJS via Ghostdriver without needing the JRE or a selenium server running. When you refrain from passing the remote_server_addr and port arguments, we will search for the phantomjs executable binary in your $PATH. We'll try to start the binary connect to it, shutting it down at the end of the test.
If the binary is not found, we'll fall back to the default Selenium::Remote::Driver behavior of assuming defaults of 127.0.0.1:4444 after waiting a few seconds.
If you specify a remote server address, or a port, we'll assume you know what you're doing and take no additional behavior.
If you're curious whether your Selenium::PhantomJS instance is using a separate PhantomJS binary, or through the selenium server, you can check the binary_mode attr after instantiation.
my $driver = Selenium::PhantomJS->new;
N.B. - if you're using Windows and you installed phantomjs via npm install -g phantomjs, there is a very high probability that we will _not_ close down your phantomjs binary correctly after your test. You will be able to tell if we leave around empty command windows that you didn't start yourself. The easiest way to fix this is to download PhantomJS manually from their website and put it in your %PATH%. If this is a blocking issue for you, let us know in Github; thanks!
npm install -g phantomjs
Optional: specify the path to your binary. If you don't specify anything, we'll try to find it on our own via "which" in File::Which.
Optional: specify the port that we should bind to. If you don't specify anything, we'll default to the driver's default port. Since there's no a priori guarantee that this will be an open port, this is _not_ necessarily the port that we end up using - if the port here is already bound, we'll search above it until we find an open one.
See "port" in Selenium::CanStartBinary for more details, and "port" in Selenium::Remote::Driver after instantiation to see what the actual port turned out to be.
Optional: specify any additional command line arguments you'd like invoked during the binary startup. See "custom_args" in Selenium::CanStartBinary for more information.
Optional: specify how long to wait for the binary to start itself and listen on its port. The default duration is arbitrarily 10 seconds. It accepts an integer number of seconds to wait: the following will wait up to 20 seconds:
Selenium::PhantomJS->new( startup_timeout => 20 );
See "startup_timeout" in Selenium::CanStartBinary for more information.
Call this method instead of "quit" in Selenium::Remote::Driver to ensure that the binary executable is also closed, instead of simply closing the browser itself. If the browser is still around, it will call quit for you. After that, it will try to shutdown the browser binary by making a GET to /shutdown and on Windows, it will attempt to do a taskkill on the binary CMD window.
It doesn't take any arguments, and it doesn't return anything.
We do our best to call this when the $driver option goes out of scope, but if that happens during global destruction, there's nothing we can do.
George S. Baugh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Daniel Gempesaw <email@example.com>
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To install Selenium::Remote::Driver, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
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