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A Compendium of Testing Apps

A Compendium of applications, pages and REST APIs that you can use to practice your testing and automating.

This is an open source application, you can find it at:

Online Versions

Many of the games and apps are accessible online without needing to install the Compendium.



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This Compendium Contains:

  • Buggy JavaScript applications as used for training in Technical Web Testing and “Just Enough JavaScript to be Dangerous”
  • Selenium Test Pages as used for “Selenium WebDriver with Java training” and the book “Selenium Simplified”
  • Rest Listicator as used for REST API training
  • The Pulper - a GUI application for exploratory testing and web automating - this has multiple versions built in which can be toggled via the GUI
  • A variety of applications used for Technical Testing training and actual production use

How to use

Download the current release .jar file or clone the repo and build it yourself.

Run the .jar file

e.g. java -jar compendium-of-test-apps-v1-1.jar

The server should start and you’ll see something like:

SLF4J: Failed to load class "org.slf4j.impl.StaticLoggerBinder".
SLF4J: Defaulting to no-operation (NOP) logger implementation
SLF4J: See for further details.
User : superadmin - a791c960-b15d-4948-b971-dbd8212b3125
User : admin - d31b83a0-ca64-4d88-a14d-910d52e30586
User : user - 0a867cf0-d6eb-45c8-90c4-09f4fb108b94
Running on 4567

You can access the apps and pages by visiting:

  • http://localhost:4567

Separate Apps

All of the parts of the compilation can be built individually if you use the module projects in the sub directories, e.g. if you only want the REST Listicator API then you can build and run just the restlisticator, but most people will find the Compendium compilation as the easiest way to run the apps.