Automated Web Testing with Watin

I've apparently been living under a rock, because this was new to me.  Via Hammet, there is a .Net equivalent to WATIR called Watin at  They've even got a Fitnesse fixture built for it as well.  I was pretty happy with Selenium when I used it last year and it has the key advantage of being cross browser, but I'll definitely give Watin a spin next time I do web development.

Of course, I betcha Bret would tell you that the big advantage to WATIR is the Ruby language. 

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at
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  • Alex

    You can also try SWExplorerAutomation SWEA (‘). SWEA records, replays and generates C# or VB.NET test code for Web applications (including AJAX).

  • John Smic

    I would be interested in your comments regarding WebAii here: You can use .NET to automate both IE & FF using the same object model.

  • Frederic Torres

    If you want to develop web automation with C# or VB.NET you can also try