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Automated Website Testing

If you are new to automated website testing it might seem pretty hard to get a decent overview about what there is that you should know, what different options you have for your automated web application testing and what else there is to consider. In this post I will try to give a good overview [...]

By |February 10th, 2017|Web Automation|0 Comments

Selenium Mobile Web Testing Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to do automate website testing with Selenium on mobile devices. Before you go through this tutorial you should be some what familiar with Selenium or have at least completed our Selenium WebDriver Tutorial. So, we assume you have Eclipse installed and a simple Selenium Project set up. If not, [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|Selenium|0 Comments

Selenium IDE XPath Example

If you want to use XPath to locate elements with the Selenium IDE you have basically three options to figure out the XPath definition you have to use for your test. Use the built in record function of the Selenium IDE with XPath Locator Builders. Use a plugin to figure out the XPath of a [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|Selenium|1 Comment

Selenium Pause in Java (WebDriver)

Probably you know from the Selenium IDE the command pause. If you have been looking for the exact same command for the WebDriver in Java you've found probably nothing but it is pretty easy to imitate the command in Java. What exactly does the pause-command in the Selenium IDE? pause(waitTime): Wait for the specified amount [...]

By |September 14th, 2015|Selenium|0 Comments

Selenium IDE Commands List

This list of commands for the Selenium IDE you find below is a nicely formatted Version of the official Selenium Reference on Please help to keep this list up to date and comment if you have corrections. To use this list to work with the Selenium IDE read it like this: Command: The name [...]

By |September 7th, 2015|Selenium|0 Comments

The path to the driver executable must be set by the system property

Have you experienced this Exception when starting your Selenium test for the first time with the Chrome WebDriver? Exception in thread "main" java.lang.IllegalStateException: The path to the driver executable must be set by the system property; for more information, see The latest version can be downloaded from The reason is probably that [...]

By |August 24th, 2015|Selenium|9 Comments

Clear IE Cache of Selenium Web Driver

Usually you want a fresh session without old cashing data and without any old cookies when you start a new run of your Selenium tests. For example if you are testing an online shop an in your last test you have put some products in your basket, you probably don't want when you start your [...]

By |August 17th, 2015|Selenium|1 Comment

Selenium IDE for Chrome?

  Many users that have been using the Selenium IDE with Firefox to test their web applications are now looking for the Selenium IDE for Chrome. This is of course for a good reason. Every browser renders web pages slightly different. So it is not enough to test with the Selenium IDE whether a web [...]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Selenium|Comments Off on Selenium IDE for Chrome?

Selenium Screenshot Comparison in Java

To verify that a web application really does what it is supposed to do, sometimes it is not enough to use the built in functions of Selenium. In some cases you don't just want to know whether Text "xyz" exists or HTML-element-abc is present. You really want to know whether your website looks like you [...]