Web Driver – Intro

Selenium WebDriver is the successor to Selenium RC. Selenium WebDriver accepts commands (sent in Selenese, or via a Client API) and sends them to a browser. This is implemented through a browser-specific browser driver, which sends commands to a browser, and retrieves results. Most browser drivers actually launch and access a browser application (such as Firefox or Internet Explorer); there is also an HtmlUnit browser driver, which simulates a browser using HtmlUnit.

Selenium 1.0 + WebDriver = Selenium 2.0  Seleniumlogo

  • WebDriver is a web based automation testing tool which uses core java API to drive a test on the browser.
  • WebDriver has browser native support with all the browser.
  • WebDriver is a new version of selenium which removes may drawbacks & issue in selenium RC.
  • Technically WebDriver is an interface or other browser driver classes implemented web-driver.
  • WebDriver supports following Driver:
  • Mozila Fire Fox – FirefoxDriver
  • Internet Explorer – InternetExplorerDriver
  • Safari – SafariDriver
  • Chrome – ChromeDriver etc…


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