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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.

To help you practice your testing I have The Evil Tester’s Compendium of Testing Apps.

One download - lots of apps to practice testing on.

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

You can download it from GitHub:

Video Overview

How to Use Video

Online Versions

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



More Games Here


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

If you don’t want the applications starting on port 4567 then start the app with the command line argument -port=4568 or whatever other port you want to run it on e.g.

java -jar ompendium-of-test-apps-v1-1.jar -port=4568

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.

If you just want parts of the app to help you focus then:

  • seleniumtestpages-1-3-0.jar has the Selenium Test Pages for Automated Web GUI Execution practice
  • compendiumdevapps-1-1-0.jar has the JavaScript apps for Web Technical Exploratory Testing
  • thepulper-1-1-0.jar has The Pulper Pulp Book database GUI app for automating or web testing
  • rest-list-system-1-2-0.jar has an API for experimenting

Download vs Online

Why do I have to download it?

Some of the bundled applications are also available online but the Compendium offers more flexibility by allowing you to run it locally.

When you are practicing, you might not be online.

There might be no wifi you can see, you might be:

  • On a train,
  • on a plane,
  • on a boat,
  • or even in a box afloat.

Up a tree, or in a car?

It does not matter; where you are, or where you be.

Once you download the jar, you can test it near or far.

Here, or there, or anywhere.

  • In the dark,
  • or in the park.
  • With a mouse,
  • or in the house.

Flexibility you see.

For where you test is not up to me.