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Selenium WebDriver Quick Start Guide

By : Pinakin Chaubal
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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)

Debugging in Eclipse

During the coding journey, a very useful technique to figure out logic problems is known as debugging. You remove the bugs in the code using debugging. To use the debugger in Eclipse, navigate to the Run | Debug As menu, or simply press F11:

You will get the popup shown previously. Optionally, click on Remember my decision and then click on the Yes button.

The screen that gets displayed is shown as follows:

The box labelled 1 is where the variable and expression values can be checked and the box labelled 2 is the breakpoint on which the execution has halted. Now one can progress line-by-line using F5 or F6. F5 will go into each individual called method, whereas F6 will not. Clicking F8 will continue the execution, which might halt at the next breakpoint, if present.

The topic of debugging can consume an entire mini-book but as far as this book is concerned...