How Selenium got its Name?

How Selenium got its Name?

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How Selenium got its Name?

Jason Huggins, the  creator of Selenium’s first product ‘Selenium Core’ has coined this Selenium name first.

Jason Huggins




One day, Jason Huggins made a joke in a mail on competitor company name – Mercury Interactive.

Mercury Interactive was later acquired by HP company and their product got renamed to QTP followed by UFT.

Here is the joke in the mail – “Mercury poisoning can be cured by taking Selenium Supplement“.

The others who received this email, decided to name it as Selenium.

This is how Selenium got its name 🙂

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