[twill] Best place to get started?

Mart Doyle mdoyle at temple.edu
Tue Oct 26 18:00:18 PDT 2010

As of this morning, I didn't know what twill was.  We are interested in
using a monitor called Zenoss to perform some very basic application
monitoring.  Zenoss has a feature which looks like it lets us run twill
scripts and report on the availability of applications.  I guess the real
challenge is learning how to write twill scripts.


Does anyone have any good advice as to where to start to learn to develop
twill scripts?  I started out reading An Introduction to Testing Web
Applications with twill and Selenium by
ank&search-alias=books&field-author=C.%20Brown> C. Brown,
ank&search-alias=books&field-author=Gheorghe%20Gheorghiu> Gheorghe
Gheorghiu, and
ank&search-alias=books&field-author=Jason%20Huggins> Jason Huggins.  I've
got twill installed and I can do some VERY basic navigation of VERY simple
web sites.  For any site which is the least bit complicated I spend a lot of
time fumbling around and am not really making progress.  I've been trying to
find and install the scotch recorder with the hopes that I could use that to
record navigation through a browser and use that information to help me
figure out how to navigate using twill but I haven't had much luck finding
scotch.  Does it still exist?


Any suggestions on how to get some traction developing my first few twill
scripts to do some very basic monitoring of web applications?


Mart Doyle

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