Why Selenium is a preferred tool for automation testing?
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Selenium is the open-source automation testing tool framework that automates tests executed on different types of web-browsers. Selenium has four other tools that help in catering to the diverse needs of the organization: Selenium RC or Remote Contro...read more
Selenium is the open-source automation testing tool framework that automates tests executed on different types of web-browsers. Selenium has four other tools that help in catering to the diverse needs of the organization:
Selenium RC or Remote Control
Selenium IDE(Integrated Development Environment)
Selenium is the preferred tool for automation testing due to the following benefits it offers:
Platform Independent- Selenium can run on any platform and believes in writing one test script. As a result, this tool helps in avoiding the software tester’s time in writing test scripts.
Transparency- Across the cross-functional teams of SDLC (Systems development life cycle)process that includes developers, quality assurance, clients, operations, and the management; all ensure agility and transparency.
Promote continuous integration effort- Selenium acts as a catalyst to look after organizations' efforts so that the implementation of Continuous Integration (CI) practice can be done successfully.
Accelerate TTM (trailing twelve months) and TDD(test-driven development)- Selenium saves the time and helps in avoiding the regression testing process, which in turn optimize testing time and speed up TTM and TDD.
Lessen turnaround time – On multi-browser platforms, the Selenium framework facilitates the testing teams to run the multiple test cases parallelly. It decreases turnaround time by ensuring great testing quality.
Other additional advantages of Selenium:
It delivers high tester flexibility that helps in writing advanced and complex test cases.
It supports test scripts written in any user-preferred languages like C#, Java, PHP, Ruby, and Python.
This tool supports test case execution on multiple operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Android, Mac, and iOS.
You can support testing on different web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari.
While the browser window is minimized, you can execute test cases.
Selenium supports parallel test execution.
To generate test reports and to manage test cases, you can integrate selenium with TestNG and JUnit.
To attain continuous testing, selenium can be integrated with Jenkins, Docker, and Maven.
Selenium supports the following platforms and browsers:
Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome, Android, iOS, HtmlUnit, phantomJS, and Internet Explorer.
This open-source automation testing tool is free to use. Developers and testers love this tool. On multiple machines, the tester can execute test scripts simultaneously. This tool supports test scripts in various languages.
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Selenium is a suite of automation testing tools for open source applications, which have unofficially been the product of quality assurance. Selenium is currently in implementation in businesses including Netflix, Apple, HubSpot, Fitbit with a list o...read more
Selenium is a suite of automation testing tools for open source applications, which have unofficially been the product of quality assurance. Selenium is currently in implementation in businesses including Netflix, Apple, HubSpot, Fitbit with a list of various programming languages for all major operating systems and compatible browsers. The full suite includes a variety of solutions for multiple assessments and specifications.
Selenium is a preferred tool for automation testing for various reasons. Let's see how good old Selenium remains on the floor every year with various other measuring instruments.
It is free: Selenium is the only free automation testing tool available in the market that can actually level up with the functionalities of paid products. Being an open-source program it is the best choice for start-ups and individual developers. It gives them a convenient choice over tools with a steep learning curve. Apart from small businesses even well-developed businesses do not prefer switching to paid given the features of Selenium.
Integration: The very design of Selenium is perfectly the foundation of Agile, DevOps or Continuous Delivery. We're going to see how?
Being portable across all platforms and does not always require new languages, Selenium offers unprecedented versatility
Selenium interacts seamlessly with different development tools including Jenkins, TestNG, SauceLabs, and more.
Parallel testing with Selenium Grid helps developers to get reviews even more easily and instantly work on improvements rather than wait for a test pass endlessly.
Mobile Testing: You may also test smartphone native, hybrid, or web apps with Selenium, but more functionality is required. Appium and Selendroid are two major alternatives. Both are rooted in Selenium so that smartphone applications can be reviewed by developers who are already acquainted with it.
Both are open source and have huge support from the community. The key distinction is that iOS, Mac, and Windows support is offered by Appium, while Selendroid focuses only on Android.
Extensive support for languages: Selenium provides unmatched support for the following languages, platforms and browsers.
Platforms supported: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.
Browsers supported: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 7 - 11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, HtmlUnit & PhatomJS.
Community support: Selenium holds a staggering 30.9 percent market share with huge community support on hand. There are a lot of courses and tutorials available for learning Selenium.
Plugins: Selenium can be expanded with a wide range of plugins beyond its standard functionality. These include Appium and Selendroid. Plugins are also available for Grid and Selenium IDE not only for web drivers. These are particularly robust and can improve the tool's versatility so it can be ready to run.
To conclude, Selenium is a widely adopted testing automation tool. Given its hold in the market, it cannot be overlooked.