Selenium is a famous tool and framework which allows you to automate your web-applications testing: record, edit and execute tests.
Selenium consist of two major parts, which can be used independently or in a cooperation, depending on your project needs:
- Selenium IDE — a Firefox browser add-in with GUI which allows you to do simple record-and-playback interaction with the browser
- Selenium WebDriver — a framework (API) libraries, which allows you to develop and run tests directly from your IDE
Selenium is open-source software distributed under Apache license (so it’s royalty-free) and has wide community support with addons and guidances.
All this makes Selenium good to use in various kinds of projects, includes commercial.
If you’re about to quickly start with automation some of your manual test cases, you’re on the right path.
Watch the following videos to get familiar with Selenium IDE to record users actions and give a result in minutes. Then we’ll enhance the abilities with the Selenium WebDriver.
Selenium IDE — Record, Play & Expand
Selenium WebDriver — Feel the power