15 advantages or benefits of using Selenium Automation Tool

15 advantages or benefits of using Selenium Automation Tool

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15 Advantages or Benefits of using Selenium Automation Tool

The following are the different advantages or benefits of using Selenium Test Automation Tool:

  • > Selenium is an Open Source tool released under Apache 2.0 license
  • > Selenium is Free and has 0 license cost
  • > Selenium is most widely used Test Automation tool for Web Applications
  • > Selenium supports multiple programming languages like Java, Python, C#, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Objective-C, R and Haskell programming languages
  • > Selenium supports multiple operating systems like Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems
  • > Selenium supports multiple browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera and Edge Browsers
  • > Selenium has very good community support with constant updates and upgrades, despite of being open source
  • > Selenium has a record and playback tool known as Selenium IDE, which records the tests on the fly in very less time like recording a video and execute the tests like playing the recorded videos.
  • > Selenium has a tool known as Selenium Grid, which reduces the overall test execution time by distributing the tests across multiple machines for simultaneous execution of tests in multiple machines
  • > Selenium supports Parallel Test Execution
  • > Selenium can execute the tests in headless mode
  • > Selenium uses less hardware resources compared to other test automation tools like QTP/UFT, TestComplete etc.
  • > Selenium gives freedom of choice in integrating with the following
    • > Reporting tools (Extent Reports, Allure Reports etc.)
    • > Build tools (ANT, Maven, Gradle etc.)
    • > Unit Testing Frameworks (TestNG, JUnit etc.)
    • > Continuous Integration Tools (Jenkins, Hudson, Bamboo etc. )
    • > Other Open Source Tools (AutoIt, Sikuli etc.)
    • > API’s (POI API, JXL, Log4j etc.)
    • > Cloud Grids (SauceLabs, CrossBrowserTesting, Gridlastic etc.)
    • > Test Management Tools (TestRail, Zephyr etc.)
  • > Selenium Supports multiple Test Automation Frameworks and Design Patterns
    • > Data Driven Framework
    • > Keyword Driven Framework
    • > Hybrid Framework
    • > Page Object Model and Page Factory Design Patterns
    • > BDD Framework
    • > Linear Framework
    • > Modular Framework
    • > And others
  • > There are automation tools which are built on Selenium API
    • > WebDriverIO
    • > NightWatch.js
    • > WebDriverJS
    • > Protractor
    • > Serenity
    • > And many more

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