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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)

DataProviders in TestNG

DataProviders in TestNG are used when we need to iterate over objects. These can be objects created from Java that include complex objects, objects from a property file or database, or simple string objects. Whenever a dataProvider attribute is specified in a @Test annotation, and a method with the annotation @DataProvider exists, the data from this method is passed into the @Test annotated method as a two-dimensional object array.

Let's look at a small example, which is enhanced from our earlier example, where we extracted data into a list of HashMaps. Here we go a step further and read the list of HashMaps in a two-dimensional object array. The following code demonstrates this concept. The code has been split into different sections for readability.

The following code fragment shows all the declarations for this program:

static Object[][] objectArray...