Why Selenium is the most preferred tool for automation testing?

Why Selenium is the most preferred tool for automation testing?

Hi Tom,

Selenium is a framework for automating web application testing across various browsers. Selenium has a few unique features that make it stand out from other similar tools:

  1. Multi-browser support: Selenium supports almost all the common browsers and operating systems such as Opera, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and many others.

  2. Cross-platform support: It provides support to run tests on different operating systems like Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

  3. Extensibility: It is an open source tool with modular architecture and has bindings for several programming languages.

  4. WebDriver API: This allows you to write tests using one programming language (for example Java) and execute them in another (like Python). However, this feature is available only in Selenium 2.. versions.

  5. Portable: It can be run on several operating systems including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X etc.

  6. Open source: Selenium is an open source tool with MIT license so that anyone can use its source code for free for any purpose.

To deep dive into benefits of Selenium and getting started with Selenium automation testing, please go through the following blog:

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