Introduction to Selenium 2.0 Webdriver-SELENIUM

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Introduction to Selenium 2.0 Webdriver-SELENIUM

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Selenium WebDriver
Selenium webdriver is also known as selenium 2.0. Web driver is a tool for automating web applications. The main aim of web driver is to provide a user friendly API.

Advantages over Selenium RC(1.0)
1. Selenium 2.0 has many new exciting features and improvements over Selenium 1.

2. Selenium 2.0 has more API than selenium 1.0

3. The new Feature is integration of the Web driver API.

4. By this web driver API we can overcome issues in Selenium 1.0

5. The goal is to develop an object-oriented API.

6. It is faster than Selenium RC / 1.0

7. There are more ways to identify objects ()

8. No need of starting a server.

9. Page synchronization is handled automatically.

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How to setup Web driver using eclipse and Junit / TestNG
The set up of Web driver is quite similar to Selenium RC.


Jdk 1.5 or above

Eclipse 3.5 or above

Jar files: All files in selenium-java-2.X.0 folder and selenium-server-standalone-2.x.0 server file.

1. Open Eclipse.

2. File–new—Java project.

3. Enter Project Name Web Driver and click Finish.

4. A project is created.

5. Right click on JRE sys library and click buildpath—configure build path.

6. Add all external jar files (selenium-java-2.X.0 and selenium-server-standalone-2.x.0).

7. Done you are ready to write scripts using selenium webdriver.

More Ways to identify Elements

By ID:


By Name:


By Link Text:

driver.findElement(By.linklinkText(“Sign In and Register”));

By Partial Link Text:

driver.findElement(By.partialLinkText(“Sign In”));





By Class Name:


By Tag Name: