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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)

Some extra location techniques in Selenium WebDriver 3

It's about time to discuss the other location techniques in Selenium WebDriver 3

The ones that we will be discussing are:

  • ByIdOrName: This locator can be used with WebElements that have both an id and name
  • ByChained: This locator can be used to find WebElements using a series of other location techniques
  • ByAll: This locator finds all WebElements that match any of the locators in sequence

The best way to explain these is by giving an example for each. For this, we will be creating a custom web page in HTML:

First Name:
<input type=text id=fid/>
Last Name:
<input type=text name=lname/>

It's time to see the ByIdOrName locator.