Curious to know more about Selenium 2? On Feb 16, Jason Huggins, co-creator of Selenium, held an online presentation devoted to covering the essentials of this new testing tool that combines the best of WebDriver and Selenium.
Here’s a run-down of what was covered:
* iPhone and Android testing – See how Selenium 2 allows you to use built-in Android and iPhone emulators to test versions of your applications on the most popular mobile platforms.
* Cleaner API for IDE users – Selenium introduces a simplified interface for IDE users that directs you to focus on only two basic objects to construct tests: WebDriver (browsers) and WebElements (anything on a web page). In Selenium 2, every API library is now tailored to each programming language for easier usability.
* Enhanced scalability – The new Selenium 2 architecture allows developers and QA teams to “scale up and down”. For a single test on a local machine, you no longer need a background server. But when you want to scale up to run tests across multiple machines with multiple browser configurations, Selenium has all the power you’ll need.
* Improved architecture – The new Selenium 2 architecture has enabled the introduction of a number of features that developers and QA pros will love, including native keyboard, support for mouse events, improved capabilities for handling pop-ups, and more stable browser control.