7 Things any tester must know about the selenium automation testing
by Jessica Cyrus QA Engineer - Nexsoftsys
automation testing has become the talk of the town. More and more IT developers
are making use of Selenium automation testing for testing their application.
Selenium is indeed a very powerful tool, however, it is very time-consuming and
are looking to obtain expertise in Selenium the following are few of the things
you should definitely know about Selenium
use of an application user: Since Selenium automation testing makes use of test cases which
are not easy to write and thus takes a lot of time, therefore it is important
to develop an application user which represents the backend of the website and
helps in the creation of the document. It helps in doing several things such as
uploading images, adding team members etc.
use of Application Driver: The application driver helps in the extension of web driver and the
addition of Selenium action class. This would thus help in various actions such
as dragging and dropping, execution of scripts. The classes appear to be
something like a UML diagram which gives a pictorial explanation of all the
DOM Ids: Since software development is a
continuous activity which consists of adding and removing codes regularly while
testing, therefore, it is important to have something which helps in updating
the activities. For this DOM IDs and page objects patterns help. With a
specific ID, each and every element is recognized and identified easily without
making the entire structure confusing.
a page object pattern: Selenium automation testing can be very confusing if every pattern
and object are not properly named. With the help of DOM IDs, this is then taken
care of, over and above, Page object Pattern helps in providing actionable
items for every page. If this is sorted then it would not matter how many
testers or developers are working on a common platform.
the reliability of test: Selenium test suffers from false negatives. The only solution for
this is to retry the test again and again and even write fresh tests. This
would prevent the Selenium test suite to get ahead of the browser. The first
action is to wait for the system to react but even after waiting if there was a
failure then it is better to retry with a fresh idea.
with tries and retries: Testing is all about finding out failures until a success is
obtained. After doing a reliability test, it becomes more important to test the
whole test suite. A test suites main function is to find out a failure and then
start the test once again to find out fresh bugs. If the test suites fail
regularly then Selenium automation testing will regard it as a poorly written
the spirit high: Selenium is indeed difficult to
work on and requires loads of enthusiasm and practice. Start with making a
framework which provides reliability, flexibility and is scalable to work on.
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