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Selenium Interview Question 12 – What do we mean by Selenium 1, Selenium 2 and Selenium 3?

Selenium Interview Question 12 – What do we mean by Selenium 1, Selenium 2 and Selenium 3?

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What do we mean by Selenium 1, Selenium 2 and Selenium 3?

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Selenium 1, Selenium 2 and Selenium 3 are the different versions of Selenium which got released into the market so far: (As of May 06 2019)

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  • > Selenium 1
    • – Selenium 1 got released into the market in 2006
    • – Selenium 1 = Selenium IDE + Selenium RC + Selenium Grid
  • > Selenium 2
    • – Selenium 2 got released into the market in 2011
    • – Selenium 2 = Selenium IDE + Selenium WebDriver 2.x + Selenium Grid
    • – Selenium WebDriver used native way to communicate with the browsers
    • – Selenium WebDriver reduced the need for starting an RC server before executing the scripts
    • – Support for Selenium RC scripts for their execution in Selenium WebDriver was provided
  • > Selenium 3
    • – Selenium 3 got released into the market in 2016
    • – Selenium 3 = Selenium IDE + Selenium WebDriver 3.x + Selenium Grid
    • – Removed the support for Selenium RC scripts
    • – Selenium stopped supporting the FirefoxDriver and then moved the responsibilities to Mozilla company which started supporting the native drivers for Firefox i.e. GeckoDriver
    • – Selenium stopped supporting the SafariDriver too and Apple started supporting its own native driver SafariDriver for Selenium
    • – Microsoft started supporting EdgeDriver along with its previously supporting InternetExplorerDriver

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