UI Automation Week Feb 2021 - Challenge 6 - Automate a Canvas/SVG based site (Bonus challenge!)

This challenge is one of the UI automation week challenges that get you thinking about and practising UI automation. Our challenges offer activities for you to try out new tools, learn new skills and knowledge. Whether you are just starting out in UI automation or an expert looking to try out something new. We have the challenge for you.

Experience Level: Expert

Introduction: Not everything in UI automation on the Web is straight forward. The use of SVG and Canvas features in web pages is becoming more popular. So how do we go about automating these sorts of things?

Purpose: This challenge gets you thinking about how to automate less straightforward HTML features. By the end of the activity, you should have an approach to automating SVG / Canvas tags on a website.

Activity: Using either C#, Java, JavaScript or Python (you don’t have to do all the languages, just choose the one(s) you’re most comfortable with), attempt to automate story 1 on the Draw a Stickman site (https://drawastickman.com). The goal is to create a script that will get you to the end of the story.

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Submission Deadlines - If you’re doing the challenge in:

  • Java: Friday, the 19th of February 2021
  • Python: Monday, the 22nd of February 2021
  • JavaScript: Monday, the 22nd of February 2021
  • C#: Monday, the 22nd of February 2021