The article attempts to rationalize how the major attributes of Selenium testing are instrumental in making it a winner and get more popular. Its universal operability, ease of use, cost effectiveness, huge support base and few other reasons have been discussed here.
Selenium, the most preferred automated testing framework for web applications
Simple, flexible, free and yet very powerful!
Selenium is getting popular amongst businesses and enterprises for various obvious factors. Both developers and testers are preferring the Open Source tool over commercial tools.
These are some key reasons:
It is compatible on almost all the Operating Systems -windows, Mac, Linux, etc.
Wide range of web browsers as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer etc. are compatible with Selenium testing.
Selenium testing tools can be functional if you know any one of the following programming languages: Python, Pearl, Ruby, PHP, .NET (C#) and Java.
Even if you know neither of the above languages, Selenium testing professionals can use the record/playback tool to serve the purpose.
Selenium testing services can easily integrate itself into a wide range of testing frameworks such as, QMetry, Hudson, Sauce labs, etc. because it is an open source GUI driven library, where the user has the freedom to modify its test scripts to a framework of their choice.
Resulting from feedback on the high degree of flexibility that Selenium offers, more people will opt for it.
- Ease of handling
Generally, the duration for software testing cycle gets with Selenium Testing.