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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)

Bird's eye view of the framework

We will now learn how our Keyword-driven framework will be structured from a high level.

The following figure shows the bird's eye view of the framework:

We will be using a TestNG framework to control all the components of our framework. TestNG is a framework that is a combination of NUnit and JUnit frameworks. This is our base framework. The testng.xml is triggered from pom.xml, which eventually will be executed from Jenkins.

Introducing the testng XML file

The framework will be controlled by TestNG XML, which is an XML file with all the classes that have to be executed as part of the test run.

The TestNG.xml is shown in the following code and DriverScript will be the name of our...