Docker is a container platform provider that enables you to package applications, including all their dependencies, into virtual
supports the following scenarios for running tests from Docker containers:
- Running tests against a browser in a Docker container. The Open Agent and the test executor are running on your local Windows
- Running tests against a browser in a Docker container through an Open Agent that is running in another Docker container. The
browser and the Open Agent communicate with each other through a Docker network. The test executor is running on your local
- Running tests entirely from Docker containers. The Open Agent, the test executor, and the browser run in three separate Docker
containers and communicate with each other through a Docker network.
supports running tests for web applications in the following desktop browsers from Docker containers:
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Apple Safari
tests in Docker containers enables you to better integrate your
tests into your existing CI workflow and provides the following advantages:
- You can run your tests on Windows, Linux, and
- You do not have to install
Silk4J or any other required software, for example Java, on the machine on which you want to run the tests.
- You do not need to update the browser version when using the images provided by Docker.
- You can run tests in the background while working on other things.
- You can use the command line to run the Docker image and the tests.
Silk4J provides a basic Docker image, named
functionaltesting/silktest, which contains the Open Agent and the capabilities to run
Silk4J tests. You can download the image from the
The topics in this section assume familiarity with Docker. If you are new to Docker and you would like to have additional
information, refer to the