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Selenium WebDriver Quick Start Guide

By : Pinakin Chaubal
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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)

Welcome Selenium 4

Selenium 4 is going to change the history of Selenium with its new features. Let's see what the features are:

  • Complies completely with W3C standardization
  • For communicating with the browser, the JSON wire protocol will be compliant with W3C specifications
  • New Selenium IDE available with Chrome and Firefox (currently in the beta stage)
  • New command-line interface runner that is based on nodejs and supports parallel execution
  • Improvements to Selenium Grid with the removal of thread safety bugs and improvements to Docker support
  • Improvements to Selenium UI Grid

Many new features are being added and it's an interesting journey ahead.