For those, who has attended Robot Framework workshop on Test Crunch conference you can find more details about environment setup, source codes and books below.

Installing Robot Framework on your computer

  1. Download and install Python 2.7 (32/64 bit based on your OS) from
  2. Add Python location into Path environment variable (e.g. c:\Python27\;c:\Python27\Scripts\)
  3. Download and install wxPython 2.8 with unicode support (32/64 bit based on Python version) from
  4. Install pip (package manager) by  opening command line and running command python
  5. Open command line and run following commands to install Robot framework and additional libraries
    pip install robotframework
    pip install robotframework-ride
    pip install robotframework-selenium2library
  6. Start RIDE by running in command line

Workshop source code

Books and other study materials

Recording from workshop will be available soon.

Stay tuned and enjoy Robot Framework.

Virtual environment is essential component of Python world. You can isolate different version of packages into separate environments.

How to set up virtualenv?

Install Python and virtualenv package by pip:

pip install virtualenv


Create directory which will hold the virtual environment (e.g. pyenv34) and initialize it:

virtualenv --system-site-packages pyenv34


You can uses system-site-packages option to tell virtualenv to inherit system packages from system installation of Python.

The next step is to activate environment:



Your command prompt will change and you will see the name of virtual environment in the command line.

Now you can install, uninstall packages by pip and everything will be isolated in the virtual environment directory.

E.g. install ipython


It’s time to import antigravity 🙂