Run Behave Tests in Parallel

On BrowserStack, you can run multiple Behave tests at the same time across various browser, device and OS combinations. This is Parallel Testing. Parallel Testing gives you the same benefits as running a multi-threaded application and helps you reduce the run time of your test suite, resulting in faster build times and faster releases.

To run tests on multiple browsers in parallel with Behave on BrowserStack Automate, follow the below steps:

  1. Clone the behave-browserstack repo on GitHub (if not already done):

     git clone https://github.com/browserstack/behave-browserstack
     cd behave-browserstack
    
  2. Install the dependencies using the following command:

    pip install -r requirements.txt
    
  3. Update parallel.json files within the behave-browserstack/config/ directory with your credentials as shown below:

    {
      "server": "hub.browserstack.com",
      "user": "YOUR_USERNAME",
      "key": "YOUR_ACCESS_KEY",
    
      "capabilities": {
        "browserstack.debug": true,
        "name": "Bstack-[Behave] Parallel Test"
      },
    
      "environments": [{
        "browser": "chrome"
      },{
        "browser": "firefox"
      },{
        "browser": "safari"
      },{
        "browser": "internet explorer"
      }]
    }
    

    Note: You can choose any environment to run your tests. Select browsers and os and set those capabilities in the environments section of the above snippet, to run your test in those specific environments.

  4. Now, execute the test using the following command:

    paver run parallel
    
  5. View your test results on the BrowserStack Automate dashboard.
Note: Achieve your test coverage and build execution time goals by using our calculator to understand how many parallel sessions you need.

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