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ThoughtWorks, a global software consultancy, today announced the availability of Taiko 1.0, an open source browser automation tool which is available to download for free. Taiko is sponsored by the same ThoughtWorks team that created the free and open source test automation framework Gauge.

“Together, Taiko and Gauge provide software developers, IT leaders, and their organizations' reliable test automation - which is the backbone for continuous delivery,” said Mansi Shah, Managing Director and Head of Operations, ThoughtWorks Products.

ThoughtWorks, dedicated to promoting solid technical practices, has a rich history of supporting open source software, including testing tools Selenium and Mountebank. Our 25+ years of experience developing software has taught us how crucial software testing is to developing quality products.

Taiko addresses the last mile to reliable testing, fixes the underlying problem behind ‘flaky tests’ and improves the browser automation experience. The tool features an interactive recorder and a powerful API that provides:

  • Smart Selectors
  • Ability to handle XHR and dynamic content
  • Request/Response stubbing and mocking

"Taiko’s highly readable design patterns and APIs allow the user to focus on the task at hand, writing the most reliable test suite possible,” said Dmitry Vinnik, Lead Software Engineer at Salesforce. “Less time is spent looking for selectors, hooks or other references, making the tool efficient and a time-saver“

Taiko provides reliable browser automation and its community of contributors is growing. To learn more, follow along on Twitter or check out the code on Github.

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