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Installing and running Zombie.js

For some reason the current setup procedures on the zombie site doesn’t work. I’ve had to look for work-arounds.

The following steps were done for node v0.4.10 and npm v1.0.22

Installation Steps:

  1. Download zombie.tar.gz from here: http://www.box.net/shared/sq8nlkk24ijifhoya7fa
  2. Extract to your node_modules folder
  3. Open command prompt
  4. Install coffeescript by typing: “npm install coffeescript” (Coffeescript should already be there, but still do this just in case)
  5. Type: “cake setup”
  6. Type: “cake clean”
  7. Type: “cake install”

Running Zombie.js

There are different BDD frameworks (node modules) available to execute Zombie scripts:

Sample Scripts

  • Jasmine-Node example: https://github.com/jbueza/zombie-microsoft-sql
  • Vows example:
    var zombie = require('zombie'),
    vows = require('vows'),
    assert = require('assert');
    var baseUrl = 'http://www.google.ca/';
    vows.describe('Zombie Tests on Google.ca').addBatch({
    'Navigate to Google.ca' : {
        topic: function () {
    	browser = new zombie.Browser({ debug: true });
    	browser.runScripts = false;
    	browser.on('error',function (err){console.log(err.stack)});
    	browser.on('done',function (done){console.log(done.document.cookie)});
    	browser.visit(baseUrl, this.callback);
        'Should be on Google homepage' : function (browser) {
    	assert.equal(browser.location, baseUrl);
        'Title should be correct' : function (browser) {
    	assert.equal(browser.text("title"), "Google");
        'Browser is not redirected' : function (browser) {
    	var redirect = browser.redirected;
        'There is a button with name "btnG"' : function(browser) {
        'and Search for "Test"' : {
    	topic: function (browser) {
    	'Title is correct' : function (browser) {
    		assert.equal(browser.text("title"), "Test - Google Search");
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