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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)

A look at the project structure in Eclipse

Here is what our project structure looks like in Eclipse. We will be adding content to all of these packages:

  • org.packt.client will have the client code that drives the framework
  • org.packt.command will have the ICommand interface and the ACommand dummy class for the various commands such as click and enterText
  • org.packt.invokers will have the code for all invokers
  • org.packt.listeners will have listener code
  • org.packt.receivers will have the IActionKeyword interface, AActionKeyword dummy class, and the various receivers
  • org.packt.testbase will have the testbase code
  • org.packt.utilities will have utility methods

The following screenshots shows the project structure in Eclipse, with all the packages displayed: