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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 TestNG framework

We will now start the part that every test automation developer should know, that is, the TestNG framework. TestNG is a framework similar to JUnit and has many useful annotations. In this chapter, we will be using the @Test annotation. First, we will install the TestNG plugin for Eclipse.

Installing the TestNG plugin for Eclipse

Follow these steps to install the TestNG plugin for Eclipse:

  1. Select Help | Eclipse Marketplace
  2. Search for TestNG Eclipse
  3. Install TestNG for Eclipse

The plugin's installation will take some time. Eventually, after the installation, we can right-click on the project and will see the various options that are available, as shown in the following screenshot: