Getting Up & Running With BrowserSpy

What you need to know and do

Visit https://www.browserspy.io/ and register

We have started our Beta Trial so your first step is to let us know that you would like to help us with the initial public testing of BrowserSpy

You will then receive a simple email from us that details the next steps

BrowserSpy uses GitHub as its login mechanism so you will need a GitHub account

Sign up here https://github.com/join?source=header-home

Create your free GitHub account

Sign in with your GitHub account

Once signed in you will then need to Authorise BrowserSpy

Complete the Name, Email address & Username fields

You are now logged into BrowserSpy. Please check your inbox for an email from BrowserSpy. Click the link contained within the message to confirm your email address.

Confirmation Email

Once your email address is confirmed, then the "email address not confirmed" modal will be removed and you will be prompted to create your first BrowserSpy project.

Create "+ NEW PROJECT"

You can now click on the "+ NEW PROJECT" button

Enter details specific to your project and click the "SUBMIT" button

The Project URL is the result of location.hostname which means using the URL without HTTP:// or HTTPS:// and without Port Numbers e.g. :8080

This is used to identify your instance of the BrowserSpy Recorder together with the Project Token

You should now see the four main tabs for administering your BrowserSpy Project

Installation of BrowserSpy (JavaScript)

Click the "INSTALLATION" tab and try the JavaScript option to begin with, as this will allow you to test very simply on your local machine

Once you have copied the JavaScript code into your application, refresh your browser and you should see the BrowserSpy toolbar on your web page.

The JavaScript copied into your Application Code

Now visit your Project URL, and you should see the magnificent BrowserSpy Control Panel displayed on your site

There are two additional BrowserSpy installation options which you can use (CommonJS & Docker/Kubernetes) for which a walkthroughs are provided

But first let's go and run through our first Test Case, record it with BrowserSpy and log our first issue