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Selenium or Badboy

This is my first blog and first thing which comes on my mind is test automation. So far I have worked with two test automation tools Badboy and Selenium. Out of these Badboy was the first tool I used and then migrated to Selenium for various reasons like -
  • One can code in multiple languages in Selenium (i.e. Java, C#, Perl, Python etc)
  • Though there is no out of box support for data base testing but it can be achieved using client language like - java, c#
There are many more such reasons which prompted me to use Selenium.
I will describe them in detail when at leisure.
With this I come to end for my first blog.

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  1. Hi Tarun,

    I'm Swami, a QA engineer interested to learn Selenium. I'm currently having 400 or odd test cases for my application (web based). On few places QTP could not work on my application. so thought of trying Selenium. one info is i'm strong in VB (VB scripting, VBA..etc) but i have very less knowledge on the Java, C#or python. So will this selenium be helpful?
    I'd also appreciate if you can share any materials on the tool.

    Thanks,
    Swami

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  2. Hello Swami,

    Knowledge of any language should help you in learning a new language... Apropos of material on Selenium, there is one document under preparation...have a look this might help you...

    https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgtm5v76_20d6gb6xcd&hl=en

    ~ Tarun K

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