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Selenium Interview Question 1 – What is Selenium and what are the different components and versions of Selenium?

Selenium Interview Question 1 – What is Selenium and what are the different components and versions of Selenium?

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What is Selenium, its different components and versions?

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What is Selenium?

  • > Selenium is one of the most popular Test Automation Tool available in the market
  • > Selenium automates Web Applications only
  • > Selenium cannot automate Desktop or Mobile applications
  • > Selenium is an Open Source Tool
    • > Open Source Software – Software’s who’s source code can be publicly accessible and can be used by other developers/communities to view, modify or enhance or share it for different reasons.
  • > Selenium is Free
    • > No licensing cost is involved
  • > Selenium can be used to execute the automation tests across the following different supported browsers
    • > Chrome
    • > Firefox
    • > Internet Explorer
    • > Safari
    • > Opera
  • > Selenium can be used to execute the automation tests across the following different operating systems
    • > Microsoft Windows
    • > Apple OS X
    • > Linux
  • > Selenium automation scripts can be developed using any of the following programming languages:
    • > Java (Mostly used, famous and also has lot of support in the market)
    • > Python
    • > C#
    • > Ruby
    • > Perl
    • > PHP
    • > R
    • > Haskell
    • > JavaScript
    • > Objective C

What are the different components of Selenium?

  • > Selenium is not a single tool, instead it is a suite of tools
  • > Instead Selenium is the combination of the following different tools or components
    • > Selenium IDE
      • > Record and Playback Tool
      • > Cannot be used for complex applications
    • > Selenium RC (Outdated)
      • > Used to be the major tool earlier till the Selenium WebDriver came into the market with more benefits.
    • > Selenium WebDriver
      • > Major tool of Selenium in the current market
    • > Selenium Grid
      • > Used to support parallel execution by distributing the tests across multiple machines

What are the different versions of Selenium?

  • > Selenium 1
    • > Selenium 1 = Selenium IDE + Selenium RC + Selenium Grid
  • > Selenium 2
    • > Selenium 2 = Selenium IDE + Selenium WebDriver 2.x + Selenium RC + Selenium Grid
  • > Selenium 3
    • > Selenium 3 = Selenium IDE + Selenium WebDriver 3.x + Selenium Grid

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