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!
Today’s mobile applications deliver complex functionality on platforms that have limited resources for computing. The movement towards mobile devices has brought a whole different set of challenges to the testing world. Mobile users are not forgiving and finding an issue out in the wild might mean leaving the application for good. Diversity presents unique challenges that require unique testing strategies.
‘Repository’ is a generic term meaning a central location in which data is stored and managed. And why would someone need a central location? To access data from a single source of truth, which can be accessed across-locations by multiple users. Now apply the same concept to Automation.
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.
The first step for any aspiring Selenium enthusiast is to understand Selenium IDE. Why? Simple! Since many of us don’t know programming and it’s the easiest way to get started…
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!!!
“Objects” are the fundamental Building Blocks for any Test Automation & its necessary that you fully understand the concept.
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”!
How many times have we come across the same set of test cases that we need to execute again and again every test cycle? My answer would be – Every now and then. And HP’s answer to this question would be – Never, since we have UFT for Test Automation! Test Automation is a process of reducing human effort. It is a way to play-back the pre-defined set of actions and perform validations.