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Selenium is the leading web app testing framework. And it is often used with Perfecto, a cloud testing solution. In this blog, you’ll learn how to use Selenium with Perfecto.
In a nut shell, Selenium is a set of testing tools that are used for automating web app testing. Selenium is open source and was originally released in 2004, but has continued to evolve since then. There have been many Selenium releases since, with Selenium 4 coming soon. Selenium is a great test automation framework with excellent community support.
Selenium has three main sections:
Many testing teams who use Selenium for web app testing also use Perfecto. That’s because open source tools lack many functions needed for complete test automation.
This U.S. retailer uses Perfecto for web app testing. Because Perfecto is an end-to-end cloud testing solution, it helped the retailer to:
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It should come as no surprise that many teams using Selenium also use Perfecto. That’s because the two tools are closely integrated, which helps accelerate your web app automation testing.
Perfecto offers web app testing that’s over 50% faster than other vendors. It also…
Scales Selenium Grid in the CloudA Selenium Grid in the cloud makes testing much more scalable, and maintenance free.
Provides Reliable InfrastructureIn-house architecture is susceptible to downtime, network clogging, and many other issues. Clouds like Perfecto are reliable and always available.
Finds Bugs FasterGet robust test failure analysis on your Selenium scripts. Quickly find real defects with false negative detection.
Gives Faster FeedbackSelenium testers get faster feedback with Perfecto, thanks to full CI/CD integration.
Enables Faster FixesDebug Selenium scripts from your IDE without having to recreate the test.
Extends Test CoverageRun Selenium tests against any browser or OS version, new or old.
“Perfecto provides a true test environment — thousands of devices, browsers, and OS combinations,” says Kumar Ashok, Senior QA Engineer at Tide.
Here's a quick tutorial on how to use Selenium:
But there's more to Selenium than just getting started with it. There's also the tools you use with it, like Perfecto.
Here’s a tutorial on how to use Selenium with Perfecto.
First, you’ll need to install Selenium. Download Selenium to get started.
If you don’t have Perfecto, start you free two-week trial here.
Perfecto offers real user simulation testing and network virtualization. Add these to your Selenium tests for more accurate test results for the end user. You can test things like geolocation, geofencing, time zones, and more.
Perfecto Connect is a transport layer security tunnel. You can add this to your Selenium test by adding the tunnel ID, which provides Perfecto’s secure VPN.
Run your Selenium scripts against your designated platforms in Perfecto. Spin up as many virtual machine browser/OS combinations as you need. These will execute quickly in parallel.
After your tests are done, you can view individual test reports, with rich artifacts like HAR files, screenshots, and crash logs. You can also see the performance of all tests in the CI pipeline in a single dashboard.
Perfecto blends seamlessly with the Selenium framework, offering an easy-to-use platform that allows you to release high-quality apps with ease. Get started on Selenium testing with Perfecto by trying our free 14-day trial. See for yourself how to use Selenium with Perfecto today.
DevOps Chief Evangelist & Sr. Director at Perforce Software, Perfecto
Eran Kinsbruner is a person overflowing with ideas and inspiration, beyond that, he makes them happen. He is a best-selling author, continuous-testing and DevOps thought-leader, patent-holding inventor (test exclusion automated mechanisms for mobile J2ME testing), international speaker, and blogger.
With a background of over 20 years of experience in development and testing, Eran empowers clients to create products that their customers love, igniting real results for their companies.