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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 TestNG listeners

We have already looked at WebDriver listeners. TestNG also provides listeners which are basically used to signal when a particular event happens, such as completion of a test method. TestNG listeners are used for logging and reporting purposes.

Different types of listeners

There are many different types of interfaces that allow us to modify TestNG behavior. Listed next are these interfaces:

  • ITestListener: A listener used for listening on running tests.
  • ISuiteListener: A listener used specifically for test suites.
  • IReporter: This is an interface to be implemented if a report has to be generated.
  • IMethodInterceptor: This is used to change the collection of methods that TestNG is going to execute...