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Top 5 FAQs in Selenium - A Portable Software Testing Framework

What is Selenium?

Selenium is a Software Testing Framework which is designed for Web applications, the main feature of Selenium is it is Portable. Selenium doesn’t need any test scripting language because the framework itself provides the option for record/playback. Here is the Basics of Selenium Testing.

What is meant by Selenium WebDriver?

        WebDriver is a tool which is used to automate the web application testing, in other words – it is used to verify the test as expected. Selenium WebDriver is a open source APIs (Application Program Interface) which supports different browsers.

What is the use of Selenium RC?

        Selenium Remote Control is a test tool which is used to write automated test applications in any programming language which can run against any HTTP websites in any JavaScript enabled browsers.

What is the Framework for Selenium?

        The most popular framework which is widely accepted framework developed using Selenium is SAF. It is used to shrink both the test cycle and related costs.

What are the components of Selenium?

        This portable software testing framework consist of several components, they are as follows,
·       Selenium IDE
·       Selenium Client API
·       Selenium Remote Control
·       Selenium WebDriver
·       Selenium Grid

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SeleniumWebdriver is a powerful automation tool for testing web applications. It’s an open source library bundled with a rich set of features. Using it for testing a website is just like simulating the actions of a real user.
All these abilities together make it a perfect tool for automation. But you need proper guidance to get the best out of it. In this blog post, we’ve assembled some of the best and Top 5 Selenium Webdriver coding tips for software testers.

Tip-1: Best Method To Create Webdriver Instance.
It’s one of the most common Selenium Webdriver coding tips which you can’t avoid to use.
1.1- Use the <Factory> design pattern to create objects based on browser type.
1.2- Extend the below code or use it as is in your projects.
public class DriverFactory {
private WebDriver driver = null;
    public static WebDriver getBrowser(String browserType) {         if (driver == null) {             if (browserType.equals("Firefox"))
            {                 driver = new …