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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)

Incorporating Selenium Grid

Well, we have a solution to this. Here is where Selenium Grid comes to our rescue. We already set up a Selenium Grid Hub in Chapter 6, The Actions Class and JavascriptExecutor. Now, it's time to add a node. We will create batch files for creating the hub and node. The contents of the first batch file for the Hub is shown as follows. Name this file seleniumgridhub.bat:

java -jar selenium-server-standalone-3.14.0.jar -role hub

Double-click the batch file. The message, Selenium Grid hub is up and running is displayed

The contents of the second batch file for the node is shown in the following. Name this file seleniumgridnode.bat: