System Tests

Setting Up System Specs

We have made it as simple as possible to have your system specs. Before running your specs ensure you have installed the chromedriver and that selenium-server standalone is in your system path.

Mac OS

You can install the chromedriver and selenium standalone server with brew

brew install selenium-server-standalone
brew install chromedriver

This will install the chrome driver on the system path /usr/local/bin/chromedriver

If you're running in a different OS such as Linux you can specify the chromedriver path as such

module GarnetSpec
  DRIVER = :chrome
  PATH = "/usr/local/bin/chromedriver"

System tests allows test user interactions with your application, running tests in either a real chrome browser. System tests use the Selenium Standalone Server.

For creating Amber system tests, you use the spec/system directory in your application. Here's how a system test looks like:

class SomeFeature < GarnetSpec::System::Test
  scenario "user visits amber framework and sees getting started button" do
    visit ""
    timeout 1000
    click_on(:css, "header a.btn.btn-primary")
    wait 2000
    element(:tag_name, "body").text.should contain "Introduction"

  scenario "user visits amberframwork homepage and sees logo" do
    visit ""
    wait 2000
    element(:class_name, "img-amber-logo").attribute("src").should match(

Run your specs with crystal spec

System Test currently only work with the Chrome Browser

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