Friday, April 20, 2012

Selenium WebDriver Installation

WebDriver is a clean, fast framework for automated testing of webapps. Selenium WebDriver is not tied to any particular test framework.

Google Opensource blog says: WebDriver takes a different approach to solve the same problem as Selenium. Rather than being a JavaScript application running within the browser, it uses whichever mechanism is most appropriate to control the browser. For Firefox, this means that WebDriver is implemented as an extension. For IE, WebDriver makes use of IE's Automation controls. By changing the mechanism used to control the browser, we can circumvent the restrictions placed on the browser by the JavaScript security model. In those cases where automation through the browser isn't enough, WebDriver can make use of facilities offered by the Operating System. For example, on Windows we simulate typing at the OS level, which means we are more closely modeling how the user interacts with the browser, and that we can type into "file" input elements.

For in-depth knowledge on Selenium WebDriver, see here.

Below are few links to help you in the process of Selenium WebDriver installation:
1. WebDriver for Chrome [Link]
2. Setting Up a Selenium-WebDriver Project [Link]
3. Installing Selenium Webdriver on Ubuntu 11 [Link]
4. Installing Selenium Webdriver ( [Link]
5. Setting Up a Selenium-WebDriver Project [Link]
6. Selenium Webdriver for Python installation [Link 1] [Link 2]
7. Python - Getting Started With Selenium WebDriver on Ubuntu/Debian [Link]
8. Get started with Selenium 2 [Link]
10. Selenium WebDriver AndroidDriver [Link]