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Integrate Percy with Selenium and JUnit5

Learn how to integrate Selenium with JUnit5 automated tests and Percy to catch visual differences in your website.

Prerequisites

Before you start, ensure that you have a BrowserStack Automate account using the BrowserStack SDK to integrate your test script.

To integrate your JUnit5 based test suite with Percy using the BrowserStack SDK, follow these steps:

Set BrowserStack credentials

Save your BrowserStack credentials as environment variables. It simplifies running your test suite from your local or CI environment. You can export the environment variables for the Username and Access Key of your BrowserStack account or you can set it in the config file.

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Install BrowserStack SDK using Maven Archetype

Maven Archetype provides a template to quickly configure your project. Copy & run the following command on your terminal/command prompt to add browserstack-java-sdk dependency in your pom.xml and browserstack.yml file in your project.

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Update your BrowserStack config file

In the browserstack.yml file:

  1. Set percy: true.

  2. Set a projectName.
    After you run a test, an Automate project and a Percy project are created with the project name you set here.
    If a Percy project by the name you set in the browserstack.yml file already exists, your screenshots are added to the same project. However, if the name matches an App Percy project, your visual tests do not run, and you see an error message in your terminal. Your functional tests still run as expected.

  3. Set percyCaptureMode: auto.
    There are other supported automated capture modes in the percyCaptureMode parameter. The table below lists and describes all the acceptable modes.

Percy screenshot capture mode Description
auto Automatically capture screenshots on common events such as screenshot, click, and sendKeys.
testcase Automatically capture screenshots at the end of each test case.
click Automatically capture screenshots on every click.
screenshot Automatically capture screenshots on every driver.screenshot call.
manual This gives you more control over the screenshots you want captured. When used, you have to add the PercySDK.screenshot(driver, name) method at required points in your test script.

Below sample browserstack.yml file shows how to set the percy, the projectName, and the percyCaptureMode parameters.

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Manually add Percy screenshot method to update test script

To manually capture screenshots, implement the following steps in your test script:

  1. Import the BrowserStack Percy SDK in your test script.
  2. Add the PercySDK.screenshot(driver, name) method at required points in your test script to get the screenshots you want.

Here’s an example:

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Run your test script

Congratulations!

You have successfully integrated Percy with BrowserStack SDK and created your first build. To see the build with snapshots of your application, visit your project in Percy.

When you run another build with visual changes to your application, Percy takes new screenshots. You can then see the comparisons between the two runs on the new build. You can access the Percy dashboard directly from the Automate dashboard.

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