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What are the different programming languages supported by Selenium?

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Different Programming Languages Supported by Selenium

Selenium is not a single tool, instead it is a set of following components/tools:

  • > Selenium ID
  • > Selenium RC
  • > Selenium WebDriver
  • > Selenium Grid

Selenium Components or Tools

 

 

 

 

As Selenium IDE is a record and playback tool, Selenium RC is deprecated and Selenium Grid is just a set of configurations, I will only explain the different programming languages supported for the below Selenium component:

  • > Selenium WebDriver

Different Programming Languages Supported by Selenium WebDriver:

Selenium WebDriver supports all the below mentioned programming languages in the market:

  • > Java
  • > Python
  • > C#
  • > Ruby
  • > JavaScript
  • > Perl
  • > PHP
  • > R
  • > Objective-C
  • > Haskell

Different Programming Languages Supported By Selenium WebDriver

 

 

 

 

How to choose a Programming Language for Selenium Automation Project?

The following are few points you have to understand while selecting a programming language for your Selenium Automation Project:

  • > Selenium Automation scripts written on a programming language say Java, can be executed on the Web Applications developed using different languages like C#, Ruby, Python etc.
  • > Your company or Client may decide on the programming language to be selected for creating the Selenium Automation scripts, based on the language they are comfortable with or feel beneficial with.

Java is the best programming language to start learning Selenium

The following are the points, which will help us in understanding why Java is the best programming language to start learning Selenium:

  • > From the beginning days, most of the projects in the market are on Selenium Java
  • > Almost all of the questions or problems faced in Selenium automation are answered on the web using Java
  • > Most of the Selenium blogs, trainings and youtube videos etc. on the web are on Java
  • > Java is the preferred language for asking questions in Selenium Interviews
  • > Java gives you good confidence in learning Selenium and once you are confident, you can switch to any other programming language for Selenium on your need basis.

Most demand programming languages for Selenium in the market:

The following are the five programming languages that have very good demand in the market for Selenium Automation:

  • > Java
  • > Python
  • > C#
  • > Ruby
  • > JavaScript

Watch this video on ‘What are the different programming languages supported by Selenium?’ for more clarity:

Conclusion:

  • > Selenium WebDriver supports various programming languages like Java, Python, C#, Ruby, Perl, PHP, JavaScript, R, Objective-C and Haskell
  • > Java is the best language to start learning Selenium
  • > Languages that are in demand for automating Selenium are Java, Python, C#, Ruby and JavaScript

Next Steps:

  • > To learn more about Selenium, continue to the next post (Click on the Next Post link below)
  • > Check Complete Selenium Tutorial Contents here (Click here)

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Happy Learning 🙂

Arun Motoori (www.QAFox.com)

On a mission to help the Testing Community in all possible ways.

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