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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)

Preface

Selenium WebDriver is based on the JSON wire protocol. This book explores various facets of Selenium WebDriver 3. It introduces Selenium WebDriver 3 in a layman fashion and opens the areas in Browser Automation to the reader.

Starting from a very basic introduction to element locators, the basic Selenium commands are explored and various programs are demonstrated to make the concepts clear. Handling popup windows and alerts is dealt with next, followed by various waiting mechanisms. Then we move on to the Actions class and JavaScript executor. Eventually, we explore the command design pattern, create few components of a Keyword-Driven framework, and learn about the extra locators available in Selenium WebDriver 3.