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Selenium – Introduction to Test Automation Tool

Selenium – What is it.?

Selenium is a Free and Open source software test automation tool for testing web based software applications. Selenium is a bunch of tools which allows user to test applications throughout different web browsers and operating systems.

Here are the four tools available in Selenium suit

Pros & Cons of Selenium

Pros

  • Free and Open source tool.
  • Can run scripts across multiple browser and operating systems .
  • Supports major programming languages such as Java, C#, JavaScript, Python, PHP etc.
  • Ability to execute tests paralley using Selenium Grid.

Cons

  • Supports only for Web Applications.
  • QA Team members required to have higher-level technical skills such as programming.
  • Lack of test management and reporting facilities.
  • No IDE available makes harder to develop scripts compared to other automation tools.

 

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