Automation testing has become an integral of every software testing process. Businesses now prefer to automate software tests as it helps them to detect and rectify bugs faster with more accuracy.
However, to perform test automation a high-quality test automation tool is required. This is where Selenium comes into the picture.
Selenium is considered one of the most widely used test automation tools across businesses. The features and benefits of this tool make it one of the favorite tools of testers across the globe.
What is Selenium?
Selenium is an open-source test automation tool that is used for automating tests on web browsers. As per the latest updates, Selenium 4 Beta 1 is the latest version of Selenium that was released on 15th February 2021.
It is a suite of tools that has various components in it as given below:
• Selenium WebDriver – It is an open-source API that allows the creation of robust browser-based regression automation suites. It tests, scales, and distributes scripts across many environments. The WebDriver interacts with the browsers just like a real user
• Selenium IDE – It is a Chrome and Firefox add-on that simply records and playbacks the user interactions with the browser
• Selenium Grid- It allows saving time by distributing and running tests on multiple browsers, operating systems, and machines. It allows the management of multiple environments from a central point.