Selenium is an open-source and a portable automated software testing tool for testing web applications. It has capabilities to operate across different browsers and operating systems.

Selenium is not just a single tool but a set of tools that helps testers to automate web-based applications more efficiently.

The Selenium-IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is an easy-to-use Firefox plug-in to develop Selenium test cases.

It provides a Graphical User Interface for recording user actions using Firefox which is used to learn and use Selenium, but it can only be used with Firefox browser as other browsers are not supported. For Selenium Overview :

However, the recorded scripts can be converted into various programming languages supported by Selenium and the scripts can be executed on other browsers as well.

IDE Selenium Training Course Overview

Below is the index from the book to give you an idea of the material it covers…

Before you start
Chapter 1 – What is Selenium IDE?

  • 1.1 Benefits
  • 1.2 Disadvantages
  • 1.3 Conclusions

Chapter 2 – Installing Selenium IDE

  • 2.1 Install Firefox
  • 2.2 Check Firefox update status
  • 2.3 Installing Selenium IDE
  • 2.5 Firebug Web Development Tool
  • 2.5 Recap

Chapter 3 – A tour of the Selenium IDE interface

  • 3.1 Starting Selenium IDE in Firefox
  • 3.2 The Selenium IDE interface
  • 3.3 Selenium IDE menu options
  • 3.4 The Selenium IDE Tool Bar 
  • 3.5 The Test Case Navigation panel
  • 3.6 The Test / Source panel
  • 3.7 The Log / Reference / UI-Element / Rollup Panel
  • 3.8 Recap

Chapter 4 – How to Record a Browser Session

Chapter 5 – Turning a Recording into a Test Case

  • 5.1 Recap of the last chapter
  • 5.2 Create a Manual Verify Test
  • 5.3 Add Assertions to Test 1 and 2
  • 5.4 Recap

Chapter 6 – Test Suite Command Line Execution

  • 6.1 Installing Selenium Server
  • 6.2 Executing an IDE Test Suite against Firefox
  • 6.3 Recap

Chapter 7 – A Bit More Selenese

  • 7.1 How to Insert a Selenium IDE comment
  • 7.2 Selenium IDE Screen Shots Example
  • 7.3 Selenium IDE Rollup Example
  • 7.4 Selenium IDE UI Element Example
  • 7.5 How to Save and Set Variables
  • 7.6 Recap

Chapter 8 – Software Versions

  • 8.1 Firefox
  • 8.2 Selenium IDE
  • 8.3 Firebug
  • 8.4 Java
  • 8.5 The Selenium Stand-alone Server
  • 8.5 Recap

What is Selenium Webdriver ?

Selenium WebDriver is a tool for automating web application testing, and in particular to verify that they work as expected. It aims to provide a friendly API that’s easy to explore and understand, easier to use than the Selenium-RC (1.0) API, which will help to make your tests easier to read and maintain. For more information on Selenium Webdriver Training check out :

The following table lists the sections that we are going to cover in this chapter.

Title Description
Download Selenium IDE This section deals with how to download and configure Selenium IDE.
Selenium IDE Features This section deals with the features available in Selenium IDE.
Creating Selenium IDE Tests This section deals with how to create IDE tests using recording feature.
Selenium IDE Script Debugging This section deals with debugging the Selenium IDE script.
Inserting Verification Points This section describes how to insert verification points in Selenium IDE.
Selenium Pattern Matching This section deals with how to work with regular expressions using IDE.
Selenium User Extensions The Java script that allows users to customize or add new functionality.
Different Browser Execution This section deals with how to execute Selenium IDE scripts on different browsers.

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