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Selenium Webdriver Interview Questions and Answers

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What is selenium webdriver?

webDriver is designed to provide a simpler, more concise programming interface in addition to addressing some limitations in the Selenium-RC API. Selenium-WebDriver was developed to better support dynamic web pages where elements of a page may change without the page itself being reloaded. WebDriver’s goal is to supply a well-designed object-oriented API that provides improved support for modern advanced web-app testing problems.Selenium-WebDriver makes direct calls to the browser using each browser’s native support for automation.

2
List the advantages of Webdriver over Selenium Server?
  • If you are using Selenium-WebDriver, you don’t need the Selenium Server as it is using totally different technology
  • Selenium Server provides Selenium RC functionality which is used for Selenium 1.0 backwards compatibility
  • Selenium Web driver makes direct calls to browser using each browsers native support for automation, while Selenium RC requires selenium server to inject Javascript into the browser
3
Which Programming Languages Supported By Selenium WebDriver To Write Test Cases?

Selenium WebDriver Is very wast API and It support many different languages to write test cases for your software web application. List of WebDriver supported languages are as bellow.

  • Java
  • C#
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Perl
  • PHP
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Mention what are the capabilities of Selenium WebDriver or Selenium 2.0 ?

WebDriver should be used when requiring improvement support for

  • Handling multiple frames, pop ups , multiple browser windows and alerts
  • Page navigation and drag & drop
  • Ajax based UI elements
  • Multi browser testing including improved functionality for browser not well supported by Selenium 1.0
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What are the prerequisites to run selenium webdriver?

Depending on the programming language, reference files should be added to the test solutions in C# or test projects in Java. For example, in C#, I added webdriver dlls and in Java, I added Selenium-client-driver.jar file. And also, we should have programming IDE like visual studio or eclipse to run webdriver.

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