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Why selenium frameworks are used?

Often teams are left confused due to the variety of tools available in the market. But whenever it comes to automation testing one tool that
comes to every tester or QA’s mind is selenium. Since this tool provides a variety of benefits it is considered one of the favorite tools of testers worldwide. Let’s now take a look at some of the
benefits of this open-source framework.

What is selenium?
It is an open-source automation testing framework that is used to automate tests for web applications. It supports all operating systems like Windows, MAC, Linux, etc., and all web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Edge browsers. It supports many languages like Java, PHP, C#, Python, Groovy, Ruby, Perl, etc. It has a record and playback feature that helps in testing web applications. Various scripts can be run parallel in selenium which makes the process of automation testing fast. It is an automation testing suite that contains various components namely Selenium Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Selenium WebDriver, and Selenium Grid. The latest version of selenium libraries is Selenium 4.0.
What are the benefits of selenium?
 Open source availability: First and foremost it is a free, open-source tool and it is publicly accessible with no upfront cost involved.
 Multiple language support: It widely supports all major programming languages such as Java, Python, JavaScript, C#, Ruby, Perl, etc.
 Third-party integration: It allows integration with popular tools such as Sauce Labs, JUnit, etc.
 Parallel testing: Selenium grid allows parallel execution of test cases and helps in saving the time involved in test case execution.
 Community support: Users of this tool get huge community support that extends support to developers and software engineers d regarding issues in automating the web browser features and functionalities
 Browser compatible: It has multi-browser support and allows testing software on various browsers such as Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, etc.
 Multiple OS support: It is supported by various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Mac OS, UNIX, etc., and thus, selenium users do not need to worry about OS.
 Largely available Plugins: It allows integration with third-party plug-ins and thus, selenium can be extended beyond its functionality
 Supports mobile testing: It allows testing of native, hybrid, or web mobile apps with the help of a selendroid or appium tool.

 Allows cross-device testing: This too allows cross-device testing. Automated test cases can be written for testing on iPhones, Blackberry, and Android, thereby helping in addressing
cross-device issues.
 Easy to use: This tool is very user-friendly which is one of the main reasons for its popularity. Also, the community provides lots of free tutorial videos that the user can see and learn from it. It provides a record and playback feature that helps in generating scripts.

Conclusion: As the need for automation testing is increasing the no. of automation testing tools is also increasing. There is a large number of automation testing tools available in the market but not
every tool matches every organizational need or team’s requirement. However, there is one exceptional tool that matches every organization’s need i.e. selenium. This tool is widely trusted by
testers and QA worldwide due to the benefits that it provides as mentioned in this article. Leverage automation testing from a next-gen QA and software testing services provider to get faster releases
of next-gen software to deliver a seamless experience to your customers.


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