Hiya! Ready for some time travel into the past? Get set to be stunned by the gems you will be unearthing today.
Slowly he started giving demos of his tool to huge audiences. Soon there were discussions to open source the tool and also make it a re-usable framework for the benefit of automating other such web based applications. So that’s the story of Selenium Core.
Core had a few limitations though, like ‘same origin policy’. Okay Big Word Alert! Let’s first understand what an origin is.
On to the next one now! Not only the simplest and easiest tool but also the only one that requires least programming knowledge for coming up with an automated test script among the Selenium Suite is the Selenium IDE. I know you would be very interested to know who came up with this gem. By the way, this is a “Made in Japan” product. The credit for developing this tool goes to Shinya Kasatani. He was the one who realized that the Selenium Core code could be wrapped into an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) module and can be plugged into the Firefox browser. It has a record and playback feature which is cooler than you expect! Let’s save that for later.
Aha, so the conclusion is:
- Selenium RC = Selenium 1
- Selenium merged with WebDriver = Selenium 2
Hope you enjoyed this trip to the past. See you again in another post. Have a great day!