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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)

The Actions Class and JavascriptExecutor

All of the concepts we have studied so far work well for simple operations such as entering values in a text box, selecting values from a drop-down, and clicking radio buttons and checkboxes, but a time comes when we need to perform advanced interactions on the screen such as double-click, drag and drop, and right-click. This is when the actions class and JavascriptExecutor come to the rescue. Throughout this chapter, we will see examples of the actions class and JavascriptExecutor.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introducing the builder pattern
  • Introducing the actions class
  • Various examples of the actions class
  • Introducing JavascriptExecutor
  • Various examples of JavascriptExecutor
  • Scratching the surface of EventFiringWebDriver
  • Getting started with the BaseClass framework
  • Introducing the Selenium Grid

Let's begin...