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Basics of Selenium - A Trending Software Testing Framework

Selenium – The Beginning   
          Selenium one of the best trending testing framework in Software testing field, It’s the best time to learn Selenium for beginners and also for professional testers who are looking for a shift in their field. Here lets see a series of Selenium tutorial which covers all the stuffs from basics to expert level.

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What is Selenium?
          A portable software testing framework designed for web applications, It consists of many fantastic features which makes it easier and simple to learn. It provides a record and playback tool for authoring tests from this there is no need to learn Selenium IDE (test scripting language).

There is also no need for confusion about which language to learn, 

Why it is so??

Here is the solution;

Selenium also provides a test domain specific language which helps to write the tests in a number of programming languages, that includes C#, Groovy, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Scala.

Some other amazing feature;

The tests can able to run in all the modern web browsers. Selenium supports on Windows, Linux, and OS X platforms.

The best part is here;

Selenium is a open source software, hence Download and use it without any cost.

Story of Selenium:

Selenium was developed in the year 2004 by Jason Huggins as an internal tool at ThoughtWorks, then a group of programmers and testers joined together and developed it as Selenium Remote Control.

Who named it as Selenium?

Jason Huggins who was the one who started it at first as mentioned above “made a joke in a mail, mocking one of their competitor named Mercury, saying that mercury poisoning can be cured by taking selenium supplementsThose who received the mail named it as Selenium.  

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