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Laravel Automation, Browse Testing using Laravel Dusk

Tarun Bansal
January 16, 2019
Laravel Automation, Browse Testing using Laravel Dusk

Introduction Laravel Dusk is one of the tool for browser automation testing for your laravel project. Laravel dusk is introduced in version of Laravel 5.4. Using the laravel dusk is a easy way to test you application or web. It does not required to install JDK or Selenium on your machine. Using Dusk we can automate repetitive tasks, test to make sure your app always works in the real browser.

Installation: Install laravel dusk using following command in your command line.

NOTE: Make sure that your web/application is not in production mode.

Step 1: Download the package using composer

require –dev laravel/dusk

Laravel Automation, Browse Testing using Laravel Dusk

Step 2: Install the package in your project.

php artisan dusk: install The effect of this command, Browser directory is created inside of test directory. Next step to set your APP_URL environment variable in .env file.

Step 3: Run dusk using following command

php artisan dusk

Browser Configuration & Examples After step 3, It will generate DustTestCase.php file in your test folder. There is a one method startChromeDriver in your prepare function. By default it gets the from browse. If you want to run any other browser you can also remove this method.


public static function prepare()




You can modify in driver function in same file.


protected function driver()


    return RemoteWebDriver::create( 'http://localhost:4444/wd/hub', DesiredCapabilities::phantomjs() );


Login test example:

<?php namespace Tests\Browser; 

     use App\User;

     use Tests\DuskTestCase; use Laravel\Dusk\Chrome;

     use Illuminate\Foundation\Testing\DatabaseMigrations;

    class ExampleTest extends DuskTestCase

      use DatabaseMigrations;

      /** * A basic browser test example.

      * * @return void */ public function testBasicExample()

         $user = factory(User::class)->create([
         'email' => '', ]);

         $this->browse(function ($browser) use ($user)


           ->type('email', $user->email)

           ->type('password', 'secret')

           ->press('Login') ->assertPathIs('/home');





Using the Laravel dusk you can develop your project with more accuracy and quality. It reduces the work for QA, and easy way for developers to check errors and fix the bugs. It’s an amazing tool which provided by laravel Development for developing and unit testing.

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