Similar to Bollywood’s Karan-Arjun Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan, in Software Testing too we have multiple important duos. Let’s have a look.
Regression testing, one of the most important yet neglected Testing type. Why? Because we are bored of it. Why bored? Because we do it incorrectly or don’t follow the best practices. Most of the time it results into wasted efforts – repeated testing without any qualitative results. Have you ever tried to revamp your regression approach? Or to actually work on the challenges faced?
Manual & Automation Testing Interview series – we don’t segregate questions in categories like Manual Testing, Selenium, Mobile Testing or HPE UFT.
QA analysts are often confronted with the same question for Mobile application Testing – Go for Manual testing or to try out new automated techniques?
Now that you have downloaded Java, Eclipse and Selenium Webdriver – let’s see how to configure Eclipse with Selenium WebDriver.
Selenium supports multiple languages, by using language-specific client driver. Since we will be using Java, let’s download WebDriver Java Client.
Eclipse is the most widely used Java IDE in the programming world. It contains a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment. Eclipse itself is written mostly in Java and its primary use is for developing Java applications, but it may also be used to develop applications in other programming languages through the use of plugins. Continuing on our zeal to learn automation via Selenium, let’s learn how to download and start Eclipse IDE.
What are the pre-requisites to writing automation scripts in Selenium? Obviously, you need the tools first. Additionally you need to finalize the programming language you will be using to write test scripts and install the associated IDE. As ‘Java’ is the most popular & widely used programming language across the world (both for development & automation testing) – we will be focusing on writing scripts in Java using Selenium. For that first you need to have the ‘Java Development Kit’, Eclipse IDE and Selenium WebDriver. Let’s start with installing ‘Java Development Kit’, popularly known as JDK.
The biggest name in ‘Software Testing’ now-a-days, or at least from few years – Selenium. What’s Selenium? The Android of Web Automation! And what makes it so popular? Yeah! Its open source, but – though free it still need to be useful to gain popularity of such momentum. What makes it so appealing? So useful? Appropriate? Easy-to-use? Powerful? The answer is – Selenium WebDriver!
Let’s take a simple example to understand what is Test Automation Framework. How do you think Indian Democracy, the second largest in the world, is functioning? Is it ad-hoc? Nah! There are basic processes and structures that drive Indian democracy – The constitution of India. What if Constitution wasn’t there? What if people weren’t driven by any guidelines? Yeah! Total Chaos.
We are talking about the dream of building a successful career in Automation Testing, about the dream of being able to understand and master at least one Automation tool in international market. And for those of you who are dreaming on similar lines or are looking forward to it, would be excited to know that the dream of Automation Testing is free!!!
Someone rightly said “If you automate chaos, all you get is faster chaos.” Selenium Automation tool – one phrase & you can either make the opportunity or lose one. The most talked-about technology in Software Testing industry. For most of the people, what is Selenium Automation tool? Yeah! I know, something related to automation. But it needs Java, and I don’t know it. Blah! Blah! Blah! Let’s see what Selenium Automation tool actually is!
To make it right, you first need to identify what’s wrong. And when it’s about finding the wrong in software, we call it “Software Testing”!