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4. Automation > Subvert Selenium to Walk Web Pages

Subvert Selenium to Walk Web Pages

Selenium[27] is an open source user acceptance testing tool for web applications. It allows you to simulate user actions by automating the browser via JavaScript. Selenium is written entirely in browser technology, so it runs in all mainstream browsers. It is an incredibly useful tool for testing web applications, regardless of the technology used to create the web application.

But I’m not here to talk about using Selenium as a testing tool. One of the ancillary projects to Selenium is a Firefox browser plug-in called Selenium IDE. Selenium IDE allows you to record your interaction with a web application as a Selenium script, which you can play back through Selenium’s TestRunner or through Selenium IDE itself. While this is useful when creating tests, it is invaluable if you need to automate your interaction with a web application.


  

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