In this video we will cover Selenium in its current incarnation, and how it has iterated over the years.
With a brief overview of all the moving parts of the Selenium project, 0:00 let's take a moment to discuss the current state of Selenium. 0:03 As you know by now in your learnings, 0:07 the Internet doesn't do a very good job of cleaning up its mess. 0:08 There are a lot of outdated blog posts that might lead you down a wrong, and 0:11 sometimes quite confusing path. 0:16 So let's take a look at the current state of Selenium before we go too much further. 0:19 [SOUND] Selenium RC has been deprecated. 0:22 This is also sometimes referred to as Selenium 1. 0:25 [SOUND] It is still supported by Selenium 2, but you should definitely 0:29 be using Selenium 2 or higher, which is also known as Selenium WebDriver. 0:32 Selenium 3 is the current release, and it has removed the Selenium core ability. 0:37 The Selenium IDE Firefox plugin doesn't seem to be updated to work 0:43 with the Selenium 3. 0:46 As far as server-side solutions go, Selenium Server and Selenium Grid 0:48 have now merged into a single product called Selenium 2.0 Standalone Server. 0:53 Now remember, this gives you the ability to control remote 0:59 instances on many different platforms. 1:02 These tools are out of the scope of this course, but 1:04 check the teacher's notes for more info. 1:07 So for this course, we will be using Selenium 3 WebDriver. 1:09 WebDriver is really great, and all major browsers like Google Chrome, 1:13 Safari, Edge, and Firefox have all produced their own implementations. 1:16 It's so great, in fact, that there is a new web standard that has been created and 1:21 it's getting pretty close to major adoption. 1:25 Selenium has come a long way. 1:27 Check the teacher's notes for more. 1:29 What do you say we take a quick break and make sure we've got a handle on what 1:31 Selenium is, and then get up and running so that you can give it a test drive. 1:34 [LAUGH] Test drive of WebDriver for tests. 1:37
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