Selenium in a nutshell

Selenium is composed by different projects. First, we found the Selenium IDE. It is a Firefox plugin implementing the Record and Playback (R&P) pattern for web applications. Thus, it allows to record manual interactions with Firefox and the playback that recording in an automated fashion.

The second project was named Selenium Remote Control (RC). This component was capable of driving different types of browser automatically using different programming languages, such as Java, C#, Python, Ruby, PHP, Perl, or JavaScript. This component injected a JavaScript library (called Selenium Core) in the SUT. This library was controlled with an intermediate component called Selenium RC Server which receives requests from the test ...

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