What really is Selenium?   Leave a comment

Selenium is one of the most powerful open source automation tool for web application testing (Even we can say acceptance testing for web application). This tool is primarily developed in Java Script and browser technologies such as DHTML and Frames and hence supports all the major browsers on all the platforms. For example, you can have your automation scripts written for Firefox on Windows and run them on Firefox in Mac. Most of the time, you will not need to change your scripts for them to work on Mac. It is more suited for the agile methodology of coding and testing. User can customize the selenium tool based on their requirement( code is available for the user). Interms of coverage for platform and browser, Selenium is one of the best tool available in the market for web applications.Selenium is an automated web application testing tool across many platforms especially for Compatibility and Functional testing.

Advantages/ Disadvantages

Advantages

1. Opensource tool
2. No licensing cost associated with it
3. Customize according to our requirement

Disadvantages

We cannot be assured of any add-ins which would be required if selenium fails to recognize objects
Also Support provided for selenium is very less (Incase of QTP, Mercury provides standard solutions and supports to issues)

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Posted July 30, 2012 by rames7

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