What is Selenium WebDriver?

If you are interested in browser automation or web application testing you may have already heard of Selenium. Since there is a lot of terminology related to this framework, it is easy for you to get lost, especially if you come to Selenium for the first time. In this article I want to save your day by providing a short and clear explanation of what is what in the Selenium project.

What is Selenium?

Selenium is a web application testing framework that allows you to write tests in many programming languages like  Java, C#, Groovy, Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby. Selenium deploys on Windows, Linux, and MAC OS.

It is an open-source project, released under the Apache 2.0 license, so you can download and use it without charge.


Selenium IDE and Web Scraping

Selenium is a web application testing framework that supports for a wide variety of browsers and platforms including Java, .Net, Ruby, Python and other. In this post we touch on the basic structure of the framework and how it can be applied in Web Scraping.