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A Closer Look at the Current State & Future Possibilities for Web Testing and Selenium

A new eBook is available now on web testing and Selenium and is a pivotal read given that Selenium has become the de-facto standard in web testing.

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The web is undergoing dramatic changes which continue to alter the way automated tests are created and maintained.

An example of the intricate nature of the web is the increased usage of Web Components (Templates, Shadow DOM, and Custom Elements), which are often leveraged while building a sophisticated UI. In addition to that, browsers are becoming increasingly dependent on JavaScript and other open web technologies, often resulting in automated tests being slow, brittle, and hard to maintain.

Over the last year, we have also seen browser vendors placing a lot of emphasis on making the web secure, stable, and power-efficient. And, in that process, they have made it difficult for testers to bypass UI by restricting access through plug-ins and APIs.

With all these changes taking place, Selenium has become the default standard for web testing, as evidenced by a 300% increase in job postings over the past 3 years.

It has come a long way since its inception with Selenium IDE (Integrated Development Environment) and Selenium 1 (Selenium Remote Control).

The future of Selenium looks different than it did a year back. The question then arises: What do all these trends mean for web testing and how can testers equip themselves to better handle these changes?

Also, it is crucial to understand what the future of Selenium looks like.

Web Testing and Selenium: The Current State & Future Possibilities

In our newest eBook, Web Testing and Selenium: The Current State & Future Possibilitieswe take a closer look at how web testing is evolving in 2016 and how Selenium fits in. We’ll cover:

  • Web Testing Trends in 2016: What has happened in the web over the last year and how do these changes impact automated testing?
  • How Selenium is Evolving to Address These Challenges: There are numerous ways in which Selenium is accommodating to these trends.
  • Challenges With Selenium and Essential Solutions: The challenges traditionally associated with using Selenium and different ways in which QA teams can overcome these challenges.
  • Tools for Scaling Your Selenium Tests: How integrations with automated testing and test management tools help scale your Selenium tests?

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