Selenium IDE for Chrome
In this article, we are going to discuss how to install Selenium IDE in the Chrome browser and the important features of the latest IDE.
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What Is Selenium IDE?
- Selenium IDE is a component of the Selenium suite.
- Selenium 'IDE' stands for 'Integrated Development Environment.'
- The record and playback option is made available to create automation scripts to reduce manual scripting efforts.
- The Record and playback option is very similar to that which is in UFT.
- It's an add-on/Plug-in only for Firefox and Chrome browsers.
- It's very easy to install, learn, and work with.
- Using this Selenium IDE, users can automate test scripts and can validate web applications.
Now, let us learn how to install and add an extension to the Chrome browser.
Step 1: Launch the Chrome browser.
Step 2: Search with the keyword 'Selenium IDE for Chrome' in the browser.
Step 3: Click on the option shown in the below screen.
Step 4: Click on the "Add to Chrome" option.
Step 5: Click on "Add extension."
Step 6: Restart the Chrome browser once the above is complete.
Step 7: Open Selenium IDE from Chrome and start the testing on any web application, as per the business requirements.
Latest Features in IDE:
- Alternative Element Selection:
- This helps to locate an appropriate element from multiple locators identified for a single element during recording, which results in stable automated test scripts instead of frequent enhancements.
- Control Flows:
- Supports Conditionals like If, else, and else.
- Supports loops like while, times, do, and forEach.
- Code Export:
- This export is not limited to tests. Users could also export the entire Test Suite.
- Easy Debugging:
- The latest feature made it easy to debug the failed tests looking at breakpoints to investigate the failure causes occurred during execution.
- This makes it easier to understand the end-to-end flow of an executable script by enabling different debugging options.
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