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Selenium An Introductory approach

In the world of software testing, Test Automation is the new market trends. Every software companies are trying to use it. it will help them to test application faster and release quickly. There are lot’s of tools available into the market for the automation and Selenium is one of them. So what makes selenium to get advantage from others. why this tools is most popular and useful? Let’s check it out.

What is selenium ?

There are the lost of website and blogs mentioned that Selenium is a testing framework or Testing tool but the thing is thatSelenium is the library that automate the browsers.Selenium is not the testing framework or tools but only the library, which can interact with the different browser.

Where we can use selenium ?

Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but you can do many thing like

  • Scrapping data from the web application
  • Automate various boring and repetitive task like form filling or data entry etc.
  • Making various kind of bot that will perform certain operation.

Last one is more interesting for us because at QAble, For one of the our client we have developed a “Binary Option Trading Robot” : That will automatically trade on the platform and get the result and based on the trade result it will decide the trade price and do the next trade.

Key Advantages of the Selenium

  • Open Source

Selenium is pure open source, released under the Apache 2.0 license, and can be downloaded and used without charge.

  • Multiple Programming language support

Selenium provides a test domain-specific language (Selenese) to write tests in a number of popular programming languages, including C#, Groovy, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Scala.

  • Multiple browser support

The tests can then be run against most modern web browsers like chrome, Firefox, opera, IE, Safari, Edge etc.

  • Multiple Platform

Selenium deploys on Windows, Linux, and OS X platforms

Where Selenium Stand Today?

Recently, Selenium community released Selenium 4 Alpha with some major changes. more details about the changes you can find it form it’s official blogs

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