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When it comes to testing with Selenium, a detailed test report generated using the right reporting tool for Selenium can do wonders for the testing activity. Test reports generated using Selenium reporting tools give detailed insights into the testing activity and show the test scenarios’ status.

Often you come across situations where you need the test reports immediately, to either present it to someone or for some other purpose. In those situations, you can leverage the best reporting tool for Selenium to generate short & understandable test reports so that anyone from the team can quickly grasp the information.

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Importance of Selenium Reporting Tools

As Selenium provides client APIs for multiple languages such as Java, C#, Python, R, and many more, it is essential to choose the best reporting tool for Selenium that meets the preferred programming language requirements and also fulfills your criteria. …


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Remote workspace has been increasing rapidly. Many companies have acknowledged the importance of having a small development and testing team. Moreover, the present COVID-19 pandemic has stressed on the topic exponentially. Various companies have already set up a successful work from home environment, although this is just the first step of the entire process. The second and most crucial part of the process is to keep your team motivated. Remote development lacks physical interaction within the employees.

So, you need to use unique methods to meet this loophole. …


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Testing a web page can be a gargantuan task considering all the elements and variables that come together to make a page work. Selenium automation is a great way to overcome these challenges and automate everything you would manually do. For example, Selenium makes it so much easier to take a screenshot using Python instead of doing it manually every time you come across a website issue.

Similarly, there are multiple scenarios while writing automation test cases when we need to verify a specific attribute on the web page. To ease our execution, the method to getAttribute() in Selenium comes to the rescue. …


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Do you know that every website or web application comprises different web pages containing different web elements like buttons, text boxes, progress bars, etc.? However, the web is asynchronous in nature. Hence, all the web elements may not be loaded simultaneously, i.e., the web elements might be loaded dynamically using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML).

While performing automation testing in Selenium, your test code or test script could result in erroneous results if it is interacting with a web element that is not yet loaded in the Document Object Model (DOM). Or if it is on another iFrame, tab, or window which is not in focus, or any such scenarios. …


In today’s age, there are a countless number of websites available on the internet, and representing your content there that too in an informative manner, or say an attractive or creative way can be a tedious task to do. It is quite challenging to fulfill all your customer requirements and outstand your competitors.

Websites that are designed in a way that reflects the real-life ways that the audience is viewing the site, that has user-friendly graphics, fonts, and easy to use set-up grabs commendable attention. …


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A website is the face of your business. Whether it is a big billion-dollar firm like Amazon or a freelancer showing his portfolio, a website is an indispensable part of your company that helps increase potential clients’ interest regarding your business. Over time, like any other technology variant, web technology also keeps on changing and upgrading itself every couple of years. Whatever we may be using today might not be so popular or relevant four years from now.

Therefore, it becomes necessary to analyze your website from time to time to determine what is working and what’s not. And after that, you can decide if your website needs a redesign. However, redesigning a website could be a tricky process, and you must consider many things to avoid any repercussions. …


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Are you facing problems while trying to find XPath in Selenium? Well, you are not alone! This is among the most common challenges most developers face while using Selenium for web testing. But not anymore, as we have picked 10 of the best Chrome extensions to make it easier for you to find XPath in Selenium.

Before we begin, we think it’s a good idea to point out what is XPath in Selenium.

XPath is one of the most popular ways to find locations of WebElement in Selenium. With XPath expressions, you can find objects that are highly dynamic and fragile. Whenever you want to perform automation testing of any web applications, the first thing that you should do is identify the WebElements and the actions to be performed on them. …


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The need for seamless collaboration has driven us closer to the best possible orchestration tools around, specifically Continuous Integration (CI) & Continuous Delivery (CD) tools. Amongst all the competition, Jenkins has emerged with a unanimous popular vote! In fact, it is so popular that it is the go-to DevOps automation tool for many software development teams.

If you want to get good results from this popular DevOps tool, you need to follow the best practices. With that in mind, we want to share some of Jenkins best practices.

Let’s get started.

1. Keep Jenkins Secure At All Times

Why Is It Important?

Jenkins does not perform any security checks within the default configuration. This implies that any user accessing the website can execute any random code on the Jenkins master besides simply configuring Jenkins, the jobs, and builds. It also enables the execution of any arbitrary code on all connected agents, including your passwords, certificates, and other private/reserved data. As Jenkins CI/CD best practices go, it is recommended to secure Jenkins and configure the ‘Configure Global Security’ option. …


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The Selenium automation framework supports many programming languages such as Python, PHP, Perl, Java, C#, and Ruby. But if you are looking for a server-side programming language for automation testing, Selenium WebDriver with PHP is the ideal combination.

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Source

The Selenium WebDriver APIs (or Selenium WebDriver Bindings) for PHP support was initially developed & maintained by Facebook under facebook/webdriver. However, it is now called php-webdriver and maintained by the community.

PHP’s difficulty level is comparatively less in comparison to languages like Java and Python; hence you should have a go at PHP when trying out Selenium test automation. …


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We all know that user experience matters; it’s the key to delighting our customers. So, whether you are managing a live website or building a new one, you need to ensure a uniform user experience across all browsers and browser versions. Since web browsers don’t render the websites the same way, it becomes essential to perform cross browser testing and check website compatibility on different browsers.

By performing cross browser testing, you can ensure that the website behaves as intended across all the browsers. A website comprises the latest web technologies and languages such as HTML, CSS, Python, SQL, PHP, and JavaScript. All these web techs combine to give a complete look and function of the website. When these websites run on different web browsers, browsers execute the website code and display it to the users. …

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