Anthony  Dach

Anthony Dach

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Selenium Version 4: An All-New Approach to Automated Testing

WebDriver and Core Contributor to Selenium projects, named Simon Stewart, publicly introduced Selenium 4 in 2018.

Since then, the new version of Selenium has been gaining a lot of attention for s[elenium testing services](https://www.bugraptors.com/selenium-testing-services.php) because of its latest features and functionalities. Furthermore, the good news is that the Beta Version of Selenium 4 is available on the [official website](https://www.selenium.dev/downloads/) that you can check and download to get started with it.

Are you ready to learn what’s new in Selenium Version 4? Sounds great! Let’s first understand its basics.

When you think about “Selenium,” what is the first thing that comes in your mind? Because most people, when they hear about Selenium, they first think about Selenium WebDriver, and it truly happens with many of them, and maybe you also think the same.

However, there are two pieces that help make up the Selenium Test Project, these are Selenium IDE and Selenium Grid. Knowing about bits and pieces that help make up the s[elenium automation testing](https://www.bugraptors.com/blog/cross-browser-automation-testing-perform) is necessary because this process will help you understand the 4th version of Selenium and get a new approach to automated testing.

Let’s read a bit about Selenium WebDriver, Selenium IDE, and Selenium Grid below:

## What is Selenium WebDriver?

## What is Selenium IDE & Selenium Grid?

## Selenium WebDriver W3C Standardization

## Enhanced & Optimized Selenium Grid 4

## Improved Selenium 4 IDE

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Selenium Version 4: An All-New Approach to Automated Testing
Anthony  Dach

Anthony Dach

1627025027

What's New in Selenium 4?

The newly released Selenium 4 is creating a lot of buzz and the complete testing community is looking forward to exploring its updated features.

Selenium has gone through a tremendous evolution since its introduction and that’s the reason today it is the most popular and powerful automation testing tool. The newly released Selenium 4 is creating a lot of buzz and the complete testing community is looking forward to exploring its updated features.

Before we dive into Selenium 4, let’s have a brief introduction to its previous versions. Selenium 1 was declared as the free open source automation testing framework in the year 2004 consisting of selenium IDE, RC, and web driver. Whereas, the Selenium 2 released in 2011 consisted of the IDE, Web driver, and Grid. The RC server was merged with the web driver, as the web driver facilitated easy automation scripting for the browsers. Selenium 3 was officially released in 2016. One of the most noticeable changes in selenium 3 was the replacement of the selenium core with the web driver-backed option, the introduction of the gecko driver, and W3C web driver integration.

With the aim of executing much seamless, accurate and faster test automation, Selenium 4 was released on 24th April 2019. So let’s unleash all the major features of selenium 4 which sets it apart from the earlier versions delivering better test automation. There are a lot of exciting features in Selenium 4 across the complete suite i.e. Selenium IDE, Webdriver and Grid. In Selenium 4 though the Webdriver captures the spotlight, we will cover the updated features of selenium IDE and selenium grid. So first of all let’s define the different user groups for the Selenium suite.

Selenium is a suite of tools that caters to the various requirements of the project such as:

  • Selenium IDE (Integrated Development Environment) Supports Rapid test development. This record/run tool helps in preparing test cases. Selenium IDE is an easy-to-use tool from the Selenium Test Suite which is used for developing automated test cases for web applications.
  • Selenium Webdriver provides flexible and seamless automation through a friendly and flexible API. It can perform automation in almost all programming languages.
  • The grid helps in providing automation testing by distributing and running the test cases in multiple machines simultaneously.

Let us explore the features of Selenium 4 across the different Selenium Tools.

#selenium #automation testing #selenium automation #selenium automated testing #selenium test automation #selenium 4

Anthony  Dach

Anthony Dach

1627063560

Selenium Version 4: An All-New Approach to Automated Testing

Selenium is the most popular tool suit when it comes to automated cross-browser testing of website applications. Moreover, the creator of WebDriver and Core Contributor to Selenium projects, named Simon Stewart, publicly introduced Selenium 4 in 2018.

Since then, the new version of Selenium has been gaining a lot of attention for selenium testing services because of its latest features and functionalities. Furthermore, the good news is that the Beta Version of Selenium 4 is available on the official website that you can check and download to get started with it.

Are you ready to learn what’s new in Selenium Version 4? Sounds great! Let’s first understand its basics.

When you think about “Selenium,” what is the first thing that comes in your mind? Because most people, when they hear about Selenium, they first think about Selenium WebDriver, and it truly happens with many of them, and maybe you also think the same.

However, there are two pieces that help make up the Selenium Test Project, these are Selenium IDE and Selenium Grid. Knowing about bits and pieces that help make up the selenium automation testing is necessary because this process will help you understand the 4th version of Selenium and get a new approach to automated testing.

Let’s read a bit about Selenium WebDriver, Selenium IDE, and Selenium Grid below:

What is Selenium WebDriver?

What is Selenium IDE & Selenium Grid?

Selenium WebDriver W3C Standardization

#selenium-webdriver #automation-testing #automation #selenium #automated-testing

Aurelie  Block

Aurelie Block

1598916060

Top 10 Automation Testing Tools: 2020 Edition

The demand for delivering quality software faster — or “Quality at Speed” — requires organizations to search for solutions in Agile, continuous integration (CI), and DevOps methodologies. Test automation is an essential part of these aspects. The latest World Quality Report 2018–2019 suggests that test automation is the biggest bottleneck to deliver “Quality at Speed,” as it is an enabler of successful Agile and DevOps adoption.

Test automation cannot be realized without good tools; as they determine how automation is performed and whether the benefits of automation can be delivered. Test automation tools is a crucial component in the DevOps toolchain. The current test automation trends have increased in applying artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to offer advanced capabilities for test optimization, intelligent test generation, execution, and reporting. It will be worthwhile to understand which tools are best poised to take advantage of these trends.****

#automation-testing #automation-testing-tools #testing #testing-tools #selenium #open-source #test-automation #automated-testing

Anthony  Dach

Anthony Dach

1621163880

An Intro to Build Automation Tools for Selenium Automation Testing

Being an automation tester, we do realize that in a release cycle, time is always of the essence! Selenium test automation helps to save us a considerable amount of time in our test cycles. However, it is pivotal to note the way through which you are executing your Selenium testing scripts. Which frameworks are you using? Are you doing it with an in-house infrastructure or with an online Selenium Grid? Are you making use of build automation tools or not?!

Build automation tools like Maven, Gradle and ANT provide you to accelerate the Selenium test automation even further. Not only do they help you manage build lifecycles, dependencies but they also allow you to perform parallel test execution. In this post, we are going to understand why every automation tester needs a build management tool for Selenium testing.

What Are Build Automation Tools?

Build automation tools allow us to orchestrate our project builds by automating the processes for handling Selenium dependencies, compiling source code to binary & then later packages the binary. All in order to run automation testing. Build automation tools have become pivotal for the software development & testing process. These tools help developers in completing day to day activities like.

  • Downloading dependencies
  • Generation of the source code and extracting documentation from it
  • Compiling the source code
  • Packaging the compiled source code
  • Installing packaged code into a server, local or a central repository
  • Running Tests

#selenium #automation #testing #build-automation-tools #selenium-automation-testing #lambda #test-cycles #coding

Anthony  Dach

Anthony Dach

1624261887

6 Popular Challenges In Automation Testing using Selenium

Selenium is one of the most popular automated testing frameworks, with a market share of about 26.4% in the software testing tools category. This open-source testing framework enables you to automate user actions on your software application under test.

Using this free testing framework, you can also verify & validate your software products across multiple browsers. Additionally, you can create Selenium test scripts using various programming languages such as C#, Java, Python, etc.

The Selenium automation software consists of a host of software tools to cater to an organization’s different quality engineering needs. These are:

  1. Selenium IDE (Integrated Development Environment)
  2. Selenium RC (Remote Control)
  3. Selenium WebDriver
  4. Selenium Grid

Even though Selenium is among the most preferable web-app testing frameworks, it is not completely flawless. This automation framework has its fair share of challenges that developers face while working with it. Let us discuss some of the most common challenges and how you can tackle each of them.

#selenium #selenium-webdriver #selenium-automation-testing #test-automation #software-testing-tools #deployment-challenges #software-quality-assurance #software-testing