Selenium 2 Testing Tools Beginner's Guide
By David Burns
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: October 2012
Pages: 232

In Detail

Selenium automates browsers. It is primarily used for automating web applications for testing purposes.

Selenium has the support of some of the largest browser vendors who have taken (or are taking) steps to make Selenium a native part of their browser. It is also the core technology in countless other browser automation tools, APIs and frameworks.

"Selenium 2 Testing Tools: Beginner's Guide" will help you begin with testing web applications using Selenium from scratch. From setting up the Java environment to running tests on mobile devices, it contains all the information to get a novice up and running on using Selenium.

You will also learn some advanced concepts such as testing complex web applications and running tests in parallel towards the end of the book.

This book is your answer to getting started with Selenium.

This is a good technical book that walks readers through how to break down a web application to being confident to automate your favorite web application.

You start with installing Selenium and the basics, and then move on to using Selenium IDE for bug replication. An overview of the WebDriver is presented next followed by migrating your tests from Selenium RC to Selenium WebDriver. You will then learn to find elements on a webpage from both the driver object as well as the element object and work with the Firefox driver. You will scan through mobile support and Selenium Grid. Design patterns and advanced topics are also covered.

By the end of the book, you will feel extremely confident with tackling websites on a number of different platforms.


This book is written in Beginner's Guide style which emphasizes the concept of learning by doing. The book is packed with examples and code so that you can get the best out of this book.

Who this book is for

If you are a Software Quality Assurance professional, Software Project Manager, or a Software Developer interested in automated testing using Selenium, this book is for you. Web-based application developers will also benefit from this book.

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Missing and Incomplete

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    • Difficult to understand
    • Not comprehensive enough
    • Too many errors

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      Comments about oreilly Selenium 2 Testing Tools Beginner's Guide:

      Page 72.. what is that??

      We are trying to learn how to work and code with Selenium and basically, we need to figure out every in/s and outs of the code.

      Who wrote this book? It is totally incomplete, I'm totally outraged as my expectations are totally not met.

      There is a total lack of clarity in this book which seems not to understand the word "beginner".

      The starter book is full of mistakes and uses Eclipse, then this book for 'beginners' uses IntelliJ IDEA as the IDE/Editor. C'mon.. What's the point of such half baked content?

      The lack of clarity in this manual and the editing, certainly speaks volume of inadequate review of the material.

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