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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 log4j framework

Debugging the framework is an equally important activity when errors occur. Logging is the process of creating logs of the framework execution. Because of this, errors occurring during the execution can be easily diagnosed, since we know from the log about the last successful action that happened.

Log4j is an open source framework for logging. For using the Log4J framework, the following dependency has to be added in pom.xml:

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Follow these steps to download the Log4J dependency:

  1. Save the pom.xml
  2. Right-click on Project and select Update Project
  3. The required dependency will get downloaded

In the case of...