24 February 2018

Lets for this post assume we want to test some Web UI that is already running somehow. I.e. we don’t want to start up the container with the web-app from arquillian.

Arquillian heavily relies on BOMs to get the right dependencies. Gradle out of the box is not able to handle BOMs; but we can use the nebula-plugin. Import-scoped POMs are not supported at all.

So, make sure you have the following in your build.gradle:

plugins {
    id 'nebula.dependency-recommender' version '4.1.2'

apply plugin: 'java'

sourceCompatibility = 1.8
targetCompatibility = 1.8

repositories {

dependencyRecommendations {
    mavenBom module: 'org.jboss.arquillian:arquillian-bom:1.2.0.Final'

dependencies {
    testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'

    testCompile "org.jboss.arquillian.junit:arquillian-junit-container"
    testCompile "org.jboss.arquillian.graphene:graphene-webdriver:2.0.3.Final"

Now the test:

public class HackerNewsIT {

    WebDriver browser;

    public void name() {
        String title = browser.getTitle();
        Assert.assertThat(title, CoreMatchers.is("Hacker News"));


Run with it with gradle test.

By default, HTMLUnit will be used as the browser. To use Chrome, download the https://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/chromedriver/WebDriver.

If you dont want to put it on your PATH, tie it to the WebDriver like this in your arquillian.xml:

 <arquillian xmlns="http://jboss.com/arquillian" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
    xsi:schemaLocation="http://jboss.org/schema/arquillian http://jboss.org/schema/arquillian/arquillian_1_0.xsd">

    <extension qualifier="webdriver">
        <property name="browser">chrome</property>
        <property name="chromeDriverBinary">/home/daniel/dev/tools/chromedriver</property>