Ida  Nader

Ida Nader

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How To Run Test On macOS Using Selenium Safari Driver

The latest versions of Safari come with safaridriver, an in-built option to carry out websites’ debugging. See how to test on macOS using Selenium Safari’s driver.

We all know that Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. But do you know, with 17.24% of the overall browser market share, Safari is the second most popular one?

The reason behind Safari’s strong presence is that it is the default web browser for all Apple devices. And we know how much developers and coders love macOS, making it absolutely necessary to ensure that our websites’ are tested and optimized for all Safari versions.

The latest versions of Safari (10 and above) come with safaridriver, an in-built option to carry out websites’ debugging. However, the earlier versions of Safari required you to install the Safari WebDriver extension, which is no longer supported in the latest versions. Safari browser instead uses the safari driver to implement WebDriver protocol.

In this blog, we will see how to use the Selenium safari driver to perform testing on the Safari browser.

Note: You need to have Safari on the Mac machine, as Apple has withdrawn the support of SafariDriver from Safari browsers on Windows.

Selenium Safari Driver For Automation Testing

To use the Selenium framework for automation testing, you should have a corresponding Selenium WebDriver (e.g., Chrome WebDriver for Chrome, Geckodriver for Firefox, etc.) installed on the machine. However, in Selenium automation testing with Safari on macOS, there is no need to download Safari driver for Selenium WebDriver separately.

Starting from Safari 10 on OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra, the browser provides native support for the Selenium WebDriver API. As the Selenium Safari Driver for mac is preloaded on the OS, you need not mention the executable path for creating the Selenium WebDriver object.

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Anthony  Dach

Anthony Dach

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SafariDriver: How to Run Selenium Tests in Safari - AI-driven E2E automation

Safari is a widely used browser, second only to Google Chrome, with close to 20 percent total market share. It…

Safari is a widely used browser, second only to Google Chrome, with close to 20 percent total market share. It only makes sense that you can run end-to-end tests for your web applications on it. But to do this, you need SafariDriver, which allows Selenium tests on mobile iOS and macOS.

This article is a loose tutorial featuring the step-by-step process a QA engineer must take to run Selenium tests in Safari using SafariDriver.

Before we get into the details of running Selenium tests on Safari, you should know a few things: Apple stopped supporting its Safari browser on Windows machines. So you’ll need a Mac running the latest version of Safari, which now includes SafariDriver (actually, Safari v10+).

#uncategorized #selenium #introduction #selenium #cross browser testing #ui testing #automated tests #testim #safari

Ida  Nader

Ida Nader

1618566642

How To Run Test On macOS Using Selenium Safari Driver

The latest versions of Safari come with safaridriver, an in-built option to carry out websites’ debugging. See how to test on macOS using Selenium Safari’s driver.

We all know that Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. But do you know, with 17.24% of the overall browser market share, Safari is the second most popular one?

The reason behind Safari’s strong presence is that it is the default web browser for all Apple devices. And we know how much developers and coders love macOS, making it absolutely necessary to ensure that our websites’ are tested and optimized for all Safari versions.

The latest versions of Safari (10 and above) come with safaridriver, an in-built option to carry out websites’ debugging. However, the earlier versions of Safari required you to install the Safari WebDriver extension, which is no longer supported in the latest versions. Safari browser instead uses the safari driver to implement WebDriver protocol.

In this blog, we will see how to use the Selenium safari driver to perform testing on the Safari browser.

Note: You need to have Safari on the Mac machine, as Apple has withdrawn the support of SafariDriver from Safari browsers on Windows.

Selenium Safari Driver For Automation Testing

To use the Selenium framework for automation testing, you should have a corresponding Selenium WebDriver (e.g., Chrome WebDriver for Chrome, Geckodriver for Firefox, etc.) installed on the machine. However, in Selenium automation testing with Safari on macOS, there is no need to download Safari driver for Selenium WebDriver separately.

Starting from Safari 10 on OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra, the browser provides native support for the Selenium WebDriver API. As the Selenium Safari Driver for mac is preloaded on the OS, you need not mention the executable path for creating the Selenium WebDriver object.

#selenium #macos #testing

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

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

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.****

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