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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)

What are Lists in java?

List is the child interface of Collection. It is a part of the Collection framework. List is an ordered collection of objects in which duplicate values can be stored. Since List is an interface, we need to use the implementation class to create an object. We will be using the ArrayList class for this purpose. The way to create an object for a List is shown here:

List simpleList = new ArrayList(); or

List<String> simpleList = new ArrayList<String>();

The second listing contains generics. Here, we specify that our List is going to contain only strings, whereas the first version specifies that our list will contain any kind of object.