Selenium Fundamentals

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  • Get an overview of Selenium
  • Identify what to automate in a project and configure the environment
  • Control browser behavior and manipulate web page elements
  • Understand the nuances of writing tests and creating test suites
  • Create UI tests with Selenium WebDriver and analyze test results
  • Troubleshoot errors in automation and build meaningful reporting

There are several challenges while writing automated tests for web applications: you have to select an adequate test framework, use appropriate selectors to avoid flaky tests, and build a good testing framework. Selenium Fundamentals helps you tackle these challenges and provides you with the knowledge to overcome hurdles in testing by developing stable and effective testing solutions. You’ll learn the complete process of automated testing, such as configuring your environment, creating and running automated tests, analyzing reports, and troubleshooting errors by using a Selenium Grid.

To start with, you’ll understand the importance of automating tests. You’ll then move on to understanding how to choose the best selectors for navigating through your web applications while highlighting best practices and techniques.

After writing your first tests, you’ll cover the object model to create your own advanced test cases. You’ll analyze a test report, track timing errors, and separate real issues from flaky tests. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to configure and connect to a local grid, a network grid, and a third-party service.

By the end of the book, you will have the skills you need to run automated tests on your own web applications.

  • Understand the importance of automation with real-world examples
  • Explore each and every path from configuring an environment to automation with Selenium Grid
  • Master the core concepts of Selenium with 40 exercises and 20 activities
Page Count 206
Course Length 6 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781789803815
Date Of Publication 30 Oct 2018


Diego Molina

Diego Molina is a software engineer in Test, specialized in testing tool development, advising, and training teams how to test better. He worked initially as a software developer for 8 years before switching completely to testing, where he has been during the last 7 years. He is one of the maintainers of the official Docker-Selenium project and a Selenium contributor.

He also co-created Zalenium, a dynamic, ready to use Selenium Grid. He spends most of his time working with different teams and finding ways to do UI testing in a more simple way. Additionally, he is often attending the Selenium conferences, either presenting or collaborating with the on-site workshops. You can find him often in the IRC/Slack channel for Selenium.