Selenium is a suite of browser automation tools for automating web browsers across a variety of platforms. It’s primarily used for automating web applications for testing purposes.
It has the below components:
Selenium is a product suite consisting of following components :
Selenium IDE – It stands for Integrated Development Environment which is a plug-in of web browser Firefox. This is the simplest framework and hence requires the developers to switch to Selenium RC for advanced test cases.
Selenium RC – It stands for Remote Control which allows the developers to code in the language of their preference. Selenium RC supports multiple programming languages such as Java, C#, Python, etc.
Selenium Grid – It used to execute parallel tests along with Selenium RC across multiple browsers.
How to Choose the Right Selenium Tool for Your Need
To learn about concepts on automated testing Listed Below:
Selenese commands such as type, open, clickAndWait, assert, verify etc.
Locators such as id, name, xpath, css selector, etc.
Exporting test cases in various formats.
To create tests with little or no prior knowledge in programming.
To create simple test cases and test suites that you can export later to RC or WebDriver.
To test a web application against Firefox only.
To design a test using a more expressive language than Selenese
To run your test against different browsers (except HtmlUnit) on different operating systems.
To deploy your tests across multiple environments using Selenium Grid.
To test web applications with complex AJAX-based scenarios.
To use a certain programming language in designing your test case.
To test applications that are rich in AJAX-based functionalities.
To execute tests on the HtmlUnit browser.
To create customized test results.
To run your Selenium RC scripts in multiple browsers and operating systems simultaneously.
To run a huge test suite, that needs to complete in the soonest time