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Selenium WebDriver Quick Start Guide

By : Pinakin Chaubal
Book Image

Selenium WebDriver Quick Start Guide

By: Pinakin Chaubal

Overview of this book

Selenium WebDriver is a platform-independent API for automating the testing of both browser and mobile applications. It is also a core technology in many other browser automation tools, APIs, and frameworks. This book will guide you through the WebDriver APIs that are used in automation tests. Chapter by chapter, we will construct the building blocks of a page object model framework as you learn about the required Java and Selenium methods and terminology. The book starts with an introduction to the same-origin policy, cross-site scripting dangers, and the Document Object Model (DOM). Moving ahead, we'll learn about XPath, which allows us to select items on a page, and how to design a customized XPath. After that, we will be creating singleton patterns and drivers. Then you will learn about synchronization and handling pop-up windows. You will see how to create a factory for browsers and understand command design patterns applicable to this area. At the end of the book, we tie all this together by creating a framework and implementing multi-browser testing with Selenium Grid.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Introducing the Fillo API

In the subsequent chapters, we will be dealing with a lot Excel data. In order to make data manipulation simpler using Excel, Codoid, a software firm, introduced the Fillo API. This API can be used for both XLS and XLSX files. It's an open source API. Fillo can be used to trigger select, insert, and update operations with where conditions. It also supports like and multiple where conditions. Let's understand how to make use of this useful API. First of all, let's add the Maven dependency for Fillo. Put the dependency shown here in pom.xml:


To start using Fillo in the code, create a class file in Eclipse and type the following code in a main method. This code first...