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What types of Applications that Selenium can and cannot Automate?

What types of Applications that Selenium can and cannot Automate?

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Types of Applications that Selenium can and cannot Automate:

Before understanding what types of Applications that Selenium can and cannot automate, we have to first understand the different types of applications first:

Different types of Applications:

The following are the three major types of applications:

  • > Web Applications
  • > Mobile Applications
  • > Desktop Applications

Types of Applications that Selenium can Automate:

  • > Selenium can only Automate Web Applications

Types of Applications that Selenium cannot Automate:

  • > Mobile Applications cannot be Automated with Selenium
    • > For Automating the Mobile Applications, we have to use the specific and popular tools like Appium etc.
  • > Desktop Applications cannot be Automated with Selenium
    • > For Automating the Desktop Applications, we have to use the specific and popular tools like UFT/QTP, Test Complete etc.
    • > We can also use a free took known as Winnium Automation tool, which is a wrapper over Selenium, using which we can automate the Windows based Desktop Applications.

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Conclusion:

  • > Selenium can Automate Web Applications
  • > Selenium cannot Automate Desktop and Mobile Applications
  • > We have to use other different tools for automating the Desktop and Mobile Applications

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