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Selenium with Ruby

BrowserStack gives you instant access to our Selenium Grid of 3000+ real devices and desktop browsers. Running your Selenium tests with Ruby on BrowserStack is simple.

Run tests on 3000+ real devices and desktop browsers

Run a sample Build

Here’s how you can run a sample Ruby test build in three simple steps on BrowserStack:

Sample test scripts are available in the ruby-browserstack repository.

The sample test script in this section is compatible with W3C-based client bindings. Check out our JSON wire protocol-based scripts in the selenium-3 branch of the repository.

Set up the dependencies

Before you can start running your Selenium tests with Ruby, you need to have the required gems installed. Run the adjacent command on your terminal/command prompt to install the selenium-webdriver gem.

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Configure test script

In order to test, you will need to configure a few parameters in the sample repo.

Configure the browser or device combinations

Select desktop browsers or real devices from a list of 3000+ available combinations. You can see the selected device combination in the below code snippet as capabilities:

Parallel thread #1
Parallel thread #2
Parallel thread #3

Copy the code

Copy the following code snippet and save it in your machine. In the next step, we will run this script which will execute your first build on BrowserStack.

The following sample test case opens the bstackdemo.com website, adds a product to the cart, and verifies whether the product is added to the cart.

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Execute build on BrowserStack

You are now ready to run your build on BrowserStack. From the root directory of this project, run the following command.

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Facing issues? View commonly occurring errors

Check the regular culprits

Check if the file is saved correctly and you’ve installed the required packages & libraries installed to run the test. In most cases, searching on Google is helpful.

Authentication errors

If you are facing any authentication errors, you might have not passed or passed incorrect credentials. You can find your Username and Access Key on the Account Settings page. Try running the test again and it should solve your issue!

Behind a proxy?

You might face some connection issues if you are behind a proxy as your network may be blocking traffic to browserstack.com. Just whitelist traffic to *.browserstack.com and you’re all set. If you have a complex network setup, just reach out to our Support team and they’ll work with you to get this working.

Next steps

After you have successfully run your first test on BrowserStack, try integrating your test suite with BrowserStack

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