TestNG – Test Automation with Selenium

by seetaram on January 15, 2012

TestNG framework can be used for automation testing with Selenium (web application automation testing tool). Then, definitely a question will popup in our mind “why this framework is needed?” Is it possible to execute Selenium tests without frameworks like JUnit or TestNG. Answer is “Yes”, it is possible to execute Selenium tests without using these […]


Selenium – Access Database using JDBC

by seetaram on November 26, 2011

There might be some test scenarios in which the Application Under Test (AUT) will be sending SMS to a mobile.  Then, how do you validate whether the SMS sent or not? In some other test scenario such as “Forgot Password”, the password that is newly generated might have sent to user’s email address. In both […]


Learn Selenium – Some useful tips

by seetaram on September 23, 2011

Selenium is a Test Automation tool for Web Applications. Unlike QTP, TestComplete, or any other market leading commercial automation tools Selenium does not have a good IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for development of automation scripts. Unless having a good knowledge of a programming language such as Java or C#, it is very difficult to understand […]


In Software Testing we need to verify the output of test case against a predefined set of Test Data. Selenium provides various Selenese commands to achieve this.  Let us try to explore some of the situations we come across in Test Automation. Verify whether an object is visible (such as a button, link, etc) Verify […]


Selenium – Creating XML Reports

by seetaram on July 7, 2011

XML is the abbreviation for Extensible Markup Language.  XML is used in many aspects of software development, data storage, to communicate between different applications, data sharing, etc.  In Test Automation if the reports are generated in XML format that can be utilized to generate customized HTML reports and also can be imported into Spreadsheet like […]


If you think about Test Automation, what are the basic actions comes into mind? Clicking on a button, selecting some value from a dropdown, typing in some value into an edit box, clicking on a link, checking a checkbox, clicking on a radio button. Below are some of the actions we can list: Click Select […]


Selenium identifies the objects on a web page by its HTML properties such as id, name, and xpath.  To understand this, open a browser and navigate to some web site and then click on View – > Page Source.  Below picture shows how the page source looks: Here, I have taken the example of “” […]


Parameterization of Tests in Selenium IDE

by seetaram on June 30, 2011

Selenium IDE is a Mozilla Firefox add-on which can be utilized to record tests.  These tests can be saved in a folder and executed later in a batch mode.  But the problem we face with this is values such as login username, password, application URL, etc need to be hard coded.  In order to overcome […]


Selenium is a Test Automation tool for Web Applications.  Selenium IDE is an Add-on for Mozilla Firefox.  Using Selenium IDE we can record and playback tests.   Recorded tests will be in a table format.  This can be exported into various programming language formats such as C#, Java / JUnit, Groovy, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, etc. […]


Learn Selenium Step by Step

by seetaram on June 29, 2011

Selenium is an open source web application Test Automation tool.  Learning Selenium is very easy.  Anybody who worked on manual testing can easily learn Selenium.  We will try to explore how to learn Selenium Step by Step. Selenium has three main tools – Selenium IDE, Selenium RC, and Selenium Grid. First let us have a […]


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