In a decade, the need for software development has evolved drastically. The software has become a key differentiator for companies to gain a competitive edge, especially if your company falls under the SaaS umbrella.
As you start on with automation you may come across various approaches, techniques, framework and tools you may incorporate in your automation code. Sometimes such versatility leads to greater complexity in code than providing better flexibility or better means of resolving issues.
Selenium as we know, is an open-source test suite used for cross-platform browser automation. Due to its popularity and ease of use, many compatible test frameworks with respect to different programming languages have been developed to extends support of Selenium for cross browser testing over multiple programming languages.
Cross browser testing as we know is a process where you test your website over multiple numbers of browser & browser versions running on different operating systems. This is done so to realize the cross browser compatibility of a website or a web app when accessed across a variety of browsers.
The primary goal of every web developer is to build websites with modern and intuitive designs that deliver a smooth and seamless user experience irrespective of which browser they might be using to surf the web. The Internet has witnessed a massive unprecedented boom in recent decades.
One thing that is evident with developers is their preferences for IDE, Operating System, Browser, etc. If you take the case of web developers, a majority of them have an affinity towards certain types of browsers; due to that preference they prefer cross browser testing their source code only on ‘browsers of their choice’.
Galen Framework is a test automation framework which was originally introduced to perform cross browser layout testing of a web application in a browser.
Selenium is a popular automation testing framework that is primarily used for cross browser testing. It is open source and is ideal for automating testing of web applications across different browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, etc.
As we are moving towards rapid development cycles and quicker deliveries to market, driven through agile methodology, performing manual testing seems time-consuming, repetitive and prone to human errors.
So you are planning to make a move towards automation testing. But you are continuously debated about which one to opt for? Should you make a move towards Record and Replay automation testing?