01 March 2019

This is an updated version of last year’s post. The main change is that Gradle now has native BOM-support.

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

apply plugin: 'java'

sourceCompatibility = 1.8
targetCompatibility = 1.8

repositories {

dependencies {
    testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'

    implementation platform('org.jboss.arquillian:arquillian-bom:1.4.1.Final')
    testCompile "org.jboss.arquillian.junit:arquillian-junit-container"
    testCompile "org.jboss.arquillian.graphene:graphene-webdriver:2.3.2"

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, you can set it in the 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-->


You don’t need to download the chromedriver manually anymore; but you can: https://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/chromedriver/WebDriver.