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<h1>Twill</h1>

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<h1 class="title">Twill</h1>

<p><a class="reference external" href="http://twill.idyll.org/">http://twill.idyll.org/</a></p>
<blockquote>
twill is a simple language that allows users to browse the Web from
a command-line interface. With twill, you can navigate through Web
sites that use forms, cookies, and most standard Web features.</blockquote>
<p>Titus Brown, <a class="reference external" href="mailto:t&#64;idyll.org">t&#64;idyll.org</a></p>

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<h1>Technically</h1>
<p>twill is a simple Domain Specific Language on top of bundled + configured
mechanize / ClientForm / BeautifulSoup.</p>
<p>HTTP driver.</p>
<pre class="literal-block">
go http://www.google.com/
formvalue 1 q &quot;emmentaler&quot;
submit
find &quot;Monty Python&quot;
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<p>Forms, cookies, redirects, link checking, etc.</p>
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<h1>Features</h1>
<p>Pure Python.</p>
<p>Trivial to install.</p>
<p>Easy to integrate with unittest/nose/etc.</p>
<p>Fast-ish.</p>
<p>Easy to extend.</p>
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<h1>But</h1>
<p>No JavaScript support.</p>
<p>None.</p>
<p>Zip, zilch, nada.</p>
<p>Not even half-assed JS support.</p>
<p>(...there's a question as to how many of your tests should target JS.)</p>
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<div class="slide" id="fending-off-the-sophisticates">
<h1>Fending off the sophisticates</h1>
<p>Everyone wants twill to be more capable.</p>
<p>Some people want JavaScript.  Others want conditionals.</p>
<p>NO.</p>
<p>JavaScript: the whole point is browser compatibility.</p>
<p>Conditionals: now you have to test your tests.  Awwwwwwwwwwesome.</p>
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<h1>Future: new backends?</h1>
<p>What if twill scripts could be translated into or drive...</p>
<blockquote>
<ul class="simple">
<li>Selenium RC</li>
<li>Windmill</li>
<li>JQuery</li>
<li>PAMIE</li>
</ul>
</blockquote>
<p>?</p>
<p>Possible for SeleniumRC.</p>
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<div class="slide" id="impassioned-plea">
<h1>Impassioned plea</h1>
<p>Watch people trying to use and install your code.</p>
<p>(Steve Holden will do this for you, given sufficient whisky + audience.)</p>
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<h1>Think of the children...</h1>
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