Selenium IDE

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Selenium IDE is an integrated development environment for Selenium scripts. It is implemented as a Firefox extension, and allows you to record, edit, and debug tests. Selenium IDE includes the entire Selenium Core, allowing you to easily and quickly record and play back tests in the actual environment that they will run in.

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Selenium IDE review by <span>Pushpandra P.</span>
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Great tool for UI and browser testing

What do you like best?

Selenium IDE is basically a Firefox and Chrome add-on, and allow to record, edit and debug tests. Selenium IDE allows to execute commands on web browsers. Some exmples of such commands are, clicking on a DOM element, inserting data in a text field, and dragging elements. Selenium IDE comes with various features:

1.) Easy to setup - Setting up selenium IDE is very easy as it's a browser add-on. Selenium IDE is unlike selenium framework where we have to install server etc.

2.) Easy to use - Selenium IDE is very easy to use and doesn't require you to have ample to additional skill set. Just having little web knowledge is sufficient to write and run the scripts.

3.) Free - The best thing about Selenium is, It's free to use. You don't have to pay to use Selenium or Selenium IDE.

4.) Support - Comes with community and professional support.

5.) Various Programming Language - One the best thing about Selenium is that it supports various programming languages such as Java, Python etc.

What do you dislike?

Waiting time is probably the wrost part about Selenium IDE. Sometimes it stuck while waiting for an element and takes a lot of time to finish test case execution.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recommend to other

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using for UI Automation testin

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Selenium IDE review by <span>Mohit S.</span>
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Selenium IDE has unlimited capabilities

What do you like best?

- Easy record and playback: The recording and playback are very easy with just a click of a button. It's very helpful while running multiple application together. You can easily switch back and forth.

- Intelligent field selection will use IDs, names, or XPath as needed: You are not limited to write complex XPaths to select fields but can use HTML field id and names to select the fields.

- Autocomplete for all common Selenium commands: I like this feature, but they should provide autocomplete for other selenium commands as well to make it handy.

- Walk through tests: Since you can see the script also in the IDE, it helps to walk through the test.

- Debug and set breakpoints: Indeed an extremely useful feature, to debug an application.

- Save tests as HTML, Ruby scripts, or any other format: Not limited to any particular scripting languages, selenium IDE provides support for many scripting languages.

- Support for Selenium user-extensions.js file: This is one of the very useful features. You can use the user-extension file to build your own custom actions. Selenium IDE documentation provides a good guild to build actions.

- Customization is very easy.

- Runs in many browsers, such as Firefox, Chrome, IE.

What do you dislike?

I experienced, its hard to write and execute a script on HTML canvas element.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would certainly recommend Selenium IDE to people who want to perform UI testing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Selenium IDE to perform UI testing.

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Selenium IDE review by <span>Abrar M.</span>
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What do you like best?

1. Very easy to setup and use

2. No programming knowledge is required

3. Recording can be exported to multiple programming languages

4. It is an ideal platform for any person who is new to test automation and want to play around with different tools.

What do you dislike?

1. Only supported in Firefox.

2. It does not locate all the elements properly. User has to modify the locator fields manually an that requires technical knowledge.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is good for starters. You can definitely start recording basic scripts in Selenium IDE, but once you decide to increase test automation coverage, it is better to switch to Selenium Webdriver.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Selenium IDE helps in automating simple and small web flows which does not require lots of navigation, clicking and input data.

However, for more complicated scenarios, it is better to use Selenium Webdriver which offers more flexibility.

Selenium IDE review by <span>Erick S.</span>
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Formally great tool has slid behind as browser technology advanced.

What do you like best?

I love the selenium technology to help test web site UIs. It can help you quickly test against breaking changes quickly without having to do much work on your own. The IDE made it easy to record those steps without having to do much hand coding. Just click record and do the function you wish to test.

What do you dislike?

The IDE no longer has browser support for contemporary browsers as browsers have removed the access the IDE used to operate. No update to the addon has been done to make it compatible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have updated your firefox browser past version 55 you will not be able to use this addon any longer. This is a shame as it really made the development of tests really easy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows for quick recording of UI testing on a web page by clicking record and performing the test function. Removes the need to hand program the steps.

Selenium IDE review by <span>Haresh S.</span>
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Browser compatibility testing

What do you like best?

I have used a lot of selenium products over the years but surely this one is the best out of them all compared to selenium webdriver,selenium grid etc since its open for enhancement ,test driven development easy to use classes,variables and objects,Can be self-taught easily and surely the best for automation testing ,supports cross browser functionality for writing test user cases ,gui provides option to record and also helps in inspecting various web elements

What do you dislike?

Being an ISTQB certified tester ,i felt there are lot of issues while testing and finding locators,limitations in browser support ,slow performance there is a lot of lag at times ,the record action on web pages are slow a bit .The options to locate various web elements using classpath ,id,name ,xpath,css of the object is limited and cannot be extended

Recommendations to others considering the product

Helps a lot in complex test cases creation and user -friendly software available and ideally suited for MVC applications

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It uses a plugin called record and play tool mainly on firefox web browser as part of the plugin helps us to play with various UI elements like click of a button,toggling up and down,field boxes,touches,navigation etc

Selenium IDE review by <span>Curtis M.</span>
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The best tool for testing your web application(s).

What do you like best?

This tool allows you to test your web application easily with very little set up. When you first start walking through the configuration of this tool you will be blown away with how easy to use it is.

What do you dislike?

The complex additions that you can add make it hard to maintain in certain bindings.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep up the great work. This tool is solving all of the problems that we as Automation Engineers have. There is no better tool out there for us to use. Selenium is the Industry standard and leader for the service it provides.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Do you have a lot of manual testers verifying and certifying your application? This tool allows you to automated the mundane day-to-day activities and focus on the exploratory issues you rarely have time to test.

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