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Top 5 Tools in Selenium Automation Testing - Must Know

Selenium is a Web Browser Automation testing is an open source tool for automating web applications written by ThoughtWorks. It has support of all the browser in the market and possibly all the available language like JAVA, PHP, Python and Ruby. Java and Ruby are two more popular language used with selenium along with some more third party tools such as TestNG, Junit and Ant.

Selenium QA Engineers focus on the one or two tools that most meet the needs of their project, however learning all the tools will give you many different options for approaching different test automation problems. If you are interested in knowing major Selenium tools, then here are the tools you need.

Top 5 Selenium Tools:

Selenium IDE:

Selenium IDE is an integrated development environment testing tool and the Firefox extension, allow to record, edit and play the test. It includes the entire Selenium Core, recording capability and ability to move commands around and option to export the script to any of the supported language.

Selenium RC:

Selenium Remote Control or RC is a powerful tool from selenium and allows to write automated web application script for functional and UI test for any of the supported programming language. It comes with two part, A selenium server and client libraries.

Selenium Grid:

Selenium Grid allows the test to run parallel on different machines against the different browsers. It also used to speed up the execution, support running tests against multiple run time environments.

Selenium-Grid 2.0

The above version pf Selenium Grid is known as Selenium-Grid 1.0 and now its been updated and have new features and support the Selenium Webdriver. Selenium-Grid 2.0 is now merged with Selenium RC server and available only in one single package of .jar file.

Selenium WebDriver

Selenium WebDriver also known as Selenium 2.0 is the most powerful testing tool from Selenium and one of the best as well. Selenium 2.0 has integrated the WebDriver API to provide simple and accurate programming interface along with handle the limitation of Selenium RC. Selenium WebDriver does not require Selenium-Server to launch the browser.

Selenium WebDriver Architecture 

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