Is it the end of the roadmap for Selenium IDE Firefox extension?

Shirley Perkins's picture

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Michael Tomara's picture

Thanks for sharing! The IDE was really a blessing for generations of automation testers; I would even oppose the statement that "recording tools are infamous among test automation engineers": I've never came across any negative remarks about it though I cannot claim to have enough statistical material about that. Anyway, the demand for such tools will remain - and it must be met.

An example of such a solution is Screenster. It is a visual regression testing tool for screenshot-based verification of web UI. After first execution it creates a visual baseline for a page, taking a screenshot for each user action; and during the next run it takes a new screenshot at each step, compares it with the one from baseline and highlights differences. Here is how it handles automated visual regression testing of Gmail UI.

Guruprasad Gopinath's picture

It's sad that record and playback tools are considered obsolete.  They can add so much of value, despite what is being said.

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