Selenium Tutorial
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Tutorial Highlights

➤ Selenium is an open-source, automated testing tool used to test web applications across various browsers. Selenium can test web applications against various browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari, and these tests can be coded in several programming languages like Java, Python, Perl, PHP, and Ruby.

➤ It is platform-independent, meaning it can deploy on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh, and can be integrated with tools like JUnit and TestNG for test management. Well, that said, start learning our Selenium tutorial to know more about this tool, and understand the challenges with manual testing, the advent of Selenium, its suite of tools, and the advantages of Selenium testing.

➤ Not just that, this tutorial will also take you through various selenium-related job roles, careers, and salary potential. So start learning now and become an expert in automating web applications.

Skills Covered

  • Selenium IDE
  • Selenium RC
  • Selenium WebDriver
  • Selenium Grid

Topics Covered

Applications of Selenium Tutorial 

Selenium is an exceptional testing tool with high testing exposure and precision. Here are some of the most common applications of Selenium that you will learn in this Selenium tutorial.

1. Automated Testing

Selenium removes the need for manual testing by automating regression tests. This saves testers several days of effort that goes into manually testing every functionality of the software whenever a change is made to the source code.

2. Support for Multiple Browsers

Selenium is one of the few testing tools that support a wide range of browsers. It can support all the recent versions of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, and Mozilla Firefox.

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Table of Contents for Selenium Tutorial

1. What is Selenium? 

Selenium is currently one of the best and most reliable automation testing tools available out there. If you’re interested in learning more about automation testing, particularly Selenium, then this Selenium tutorial is the perfect fit for you. In this Selenium tutorial, you will learn about the basics of Selenium, the challenges of manual testing, Selenium suite of tools, and some testing limitations of Selenium. 

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2. Selenium IDE 

Selenium Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is a part of the Selenium suite of tools. It is a rapid prototyping tool that can be used even by people with no programming knowledge. It helps to record a user’s interactions on the browser which can then be exported into a reusable script. In this Selenium tutorial, you will learn all about Selenium IDE which was mainly created to speed up the creation of automation scripts.

3. Selenium WebDriver 

Selenium WebDriver is the first cross-platform testing framework developed to overcome the shortcomings of Selenium RC (Remote Control). It helps to configure and control browsers on the OS level and can perform actions on web elements. The most important advantage is that it supports multiple languages and can be integrated with different frameworks for test management. In this Selenium tutorial, you will learn all about Selenium WebDriver, its features, architecture, working principles, and a demo as an added bonus.

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4. XPath

XPath is a technique used in Selenium that helps navigate through the HTML structure of a webpage. In Selenium automation, there are times when you cannot find elements that use general locators. XPath makes the job of finding those elements on the webpage possible using an XML path expression. In this Selenium tutorial, you will learn about the different types of XPath, XPath axes, and the functions of XPath in Selenium.

4. Selenium Interview Questions

With multiple businesses switching to Selenium for their testing purposes, there is a significant rise in demand for Selenium experts in the industry. In this Selenium tutorial, you will learn about the most common Selenium interview questions. The questions have been split into three levels (beginner, advanced and intermediate) to make the process easier for you to learn.

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Here’s What You Can Do Next

This Selenium tutorial covers all the fundamentals aspects of Selenium, including an introduction to the various tools available in the Selenium toolkit. If you are looking to learn about each of these topics and more in detail, you can also enroll in Simplilearn's DevOps Engineer which is designed to train both developers and manual testers to automate web applications with a robust framework, and integrate it within the DevOps processes of an organization. You will also master a number of important Selenium concepts such as TestNG, Selenium IDE, Selenium Grid, and Selenium WebDriver. Get started with this course today to accelerate your career in automation testing.

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