Mitchel  Carter

Mitchel Carter


What Is New In Selenium 4 And What Is Deprecated In It?

In this blog, we will see some of the significant enhancements in Selenium 4. Also, we will cover some of the features that are deprecated and changed in this newest version.

Selenium 4 has been gaining immense attention since the time it was publicly announced by Simon Stewart, the founding member of Selenium in August 2018. Though there are no updates on the official release date of a stable version of Selenium 4, developers and Selenium explorers, have the opportunity to try out Selenium 4 features by downloading the Alpha version of Selenium 4. So what is new in Selenium 4, and where does Selenium 3 vs. Selenium 4 comparison stand in terms of features?

In this blog, we deep dive into what is new in Selenium 4 and analyze some of the ‘awesome’ Selenium 4 Alpha Features. At the time of writing this article, Selenium 4.0.0-alpha-7 was the latest Alpha release of Selenium 4. If you are someone looking to migrate from Selenium 3 to Selenium 4, this blog will act as a guide to understand what is deprecated in Selenium 4. A look at the deprecations in Selenium 4 will help in ensuring that migration from Selenium 3 to Selenium 4 is a lot smoother!

If you are looking out for the Selenium 4 Server (Grid), version v. 4.0.0-alpha-7 can be downloaded from here.

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What Is New In Selenium 4 And What Is Deprecated In It?
Anthony  Dach

Anthony Dach


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.

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Ilene  Jerde

Ilene Jerde


Selenium Tool Suite - Components and Features

Selenium is an automation testing tool; it is primarily used to test websites and web applications; it is an open-source tool. With the help of Selenium, test cases can run directly in web browsers, just like a person operating the web browsers. It supports many web browsers such as Opera, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc. There are several different sub tools to support different automation test approaches. In this article, we will learn about selenium tool suite, its components and features. So let’s start!!!

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Selenium Grid 4 Tutorial For Distributed Testing

Selenium Grid has been an integral part of automation testing, as it lets you perform test case execution on different combinations of browsers, operating systems (or platforms), and machines. It also enables you to perform parallel execution to expedite the cross-browser testing process.

Selenium Grid 4, the successor to Selenium Grid 3, has been in the Alpha stage for the last couple of months. The developer community was very excited regarding Selenium 4 (Alpha), and the addition of several useful features such as Selenium 4 Relative Locator has helped accelerate activities related to Selenium test automation. Selenium 4 Alpha features an improved Selenium Grid design; the significant change is the introduction of ‘fully distributed mode.’ In this Selenium 4 tutorial, we take a deep dive into Selenium 4 and the vital architectural differences in comparison to Selenium 3.

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Anthony  Dach

Anthony Dach


How To Get Attribute Value In Selenium WebDriver

While you are automating your test cases with Selenium automation, here is how to start implementing Selenium getAttribute() method to get the best results.


Testing a web page can be a gargantuan task, considering all the elements and variables that come together to make a page work. Selenium automation is a great way to overcome these challenges and automate everything you would manually do. For example, Selenium makes it so much easier to take a screenshot using Python instead of doing it manually every time you come across a website issue.

Similarly, there are multiple scenarios while writing automation test cases when we need to verify a specific attribute on the web page. To ease our execution, the method to getAttribute() in Selenium comes to the rescue. In this blog, we will understand what an attribute is and how we can handle web elements’ attributes using the Selenium getAttribute() method.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

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Anthony  Dach

Anthony Dach


How to Upload and Download a File Using Selenium

Selenium is one of the most—if not the most—popular names for browser automation tools. And even though you can use…

Selenium is one of the most—if not the most—popular names for browser automation tools. And even though you can use its automation power for any purpose you like, most people use this tool to test web applications.

We’ve published many posts about Selenium. Today, we add another one to the list by teaching how to upload and download files to websites using the tool.

We’ll start with a brief definition of Selenium, covering the three main versions in which you can find it. Then, we get to the main part of the post, where we’ll cover how you can upload and download files using Selenium, in that order.

Before wrapping up, we share some final considerations, including an alternative to using Selenium for this kind of task.

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