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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)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introducing Selenium WebDriver and Environment Setup, gently introduces the reader to what Selenium is, how WebDriver is different from Selenium RC, and covers how to set up Eclipse.

Chapter 2, Understanding the Document Object Model and Creating Customized XPaths. covers with locator identifying mechanisms and the different ways to find XPath. It also introduces the Fillo API and debugging in Eclipse.

Chapter 3, Basic Selenium Commands and Their Usage in Building a Framework, covers the various Selenium commands and their practical usage. We also see some wrapper methods, which can be useful in designing a framework. We go over extract programs to fetch data from excel based on certain criteria.

Chapter 4, Handling Popups, Frames, and Alerts, covers how to handle modal and non-modal popups. We create some customized HTML pages with JavaScript for this purpose.

Chapter 5, Synchronization, covers the various ways of waiting for page loads, elements to be visible, and jQuery execution to get completed.

Chapter 6, The Actions Class and JavascriptExecutor, takes a look at the what the Actions class and the JavaScript executor are by going through many examples with the examples of HTML pages that we create.

Chapter 7, The Command Pattern and Creating Components, covers the command pattern and explains how we can use it to create a keyword-driven framework. We also learn about Selenium Grid.

Chapter 8, Hybrid Framework, explores TestNG listeners and the WebDriverManager library. We also learn how to create a report from TestNG.xml.