Many major online enterprises including Facebook and Google use Selenium for testing their web interfaces. It is not only free, but it is also open source. Once it is set up, it provides an effective way to generate test scripts, authenticate functionality and reuse the scripts in automated test frameworks.
Here is a look at some of the advantages of selenium testing:
- Selenium is an Open Source Software
Selenium has no upfront cost. It is freely downloaded and its support is also free.
- Selenium supports various Browsers
Selenium tests are perfectly capable of running under multiple browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari, etc.
- Selenium supports various programming languages to write programs
- Save and rerun
Selenium scripts can be saved and re-run at any given time. Selenium tests can be generated manually through the use of web development tools such as Firebug as well.
- Perfect integration
Selenium does not limit your choice of reporting tools, build systems, or any other aspect of their testing framework. It integrates well with common tools such as SauceLabs, Hudson, QMetry, Selenium-Grid and many others.
- Web application support
- Selenium uses less hardware resources
When compared to Vendor Tools like UFT, RFT, SilkTest etc., Selenium requires less hardware resources.
Due to its many advantages, Selenium finds extensive usage for regression, UI, unit and acceptance testing. Selenium training in Kochi is rapidly developing and software testing Kochi IT staff would swear by this highly flexible software.