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Selenium Advantages and Disadvantages

Selenium Advantages and Disadvantages

Selenium is now the most powerful open source automation tool available for free. Jason Huggins and his colleagues are the creators. This is distributed under the Apache 2.0 licence and is free to download and use. Selenium is a simple web application functional testing framework that is easy to get started with. It allows you to record and playback web-based application tests. Selenium enables multithreading, which means that the same script can be run many times on separate browsers.

 

ADVANTAGES

 

1. Selenium is a completely free, open-source, and portable tool.

2. Selenium supports a wide range of languages, including Java, Perl, Python, C#, Ruby, Groovy, Java Script, and Visual Basic Script, among others.

3. Selenium works with a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Unix.

4. Selenium works with a variety of browsers, including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari.

5. For source code compilation, Selenium can be coupled with an ANT or Maven framework.

6. Selenium can be used in conjunction with the TestNG testing framework to test and report on our applications.

7. For continuous integration, Selenium can be connected with Jenkins or Hudson.

8. Selenium can be used in conjunction with other open source technologies to provide additional functionality.

9. Selenium may be used to test applications for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and other platforms.

10. When it comes to script execution, Selenium uses extremely little CPU and RAM.

 

DISADVANTAGES

 

1. Selenium necessitates a large amount of skill. In addition, the resource should be well-versed in framework architecture.

2. Selenium only supports web-based applications; it does not support applications that run on Windows.

3. Image-based applications are difficult to test.

4. Selenium requires external support for report generation, such as TestNG or Jenkins.

5. Selenium does not have built-in support for add-ins.

6. Selenium users don't have access to online help for their issues.

7. Selenium lacks a built-in IDE for script generation, necessitating the use of an external IDE such as Eclipse.

8. The time it takes to create a Selenium script is a little long.

9. There is no file upload feature in Selenium.

10. Dialog boxes are partially supported by Selenium.

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