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Selenium IDE is an integrated development environment for Selenium scripts. It is implemented as a Firefox extension, and allows you to record, edit, and debug tests. Selenium IDE includes the entire Selenium Core, allowing you to easily and quickly record and play back tests in the actual environment that they will run in.

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Selenium IDE review by Pushpandra P.
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"Great tool for UI and browser testing"

What do you like best?

Selenium IDE is basically a Firefox and Chrome add-on, and allow to record, edit and debug tests. Selenium IDE allows to execute commands on web browsers. Some exmples of such commands are, clicking on a DOM element, inserting data in a text field, and dragging elements. Selenium IDE comes with various features:

1.) Easy to setup - Setting up selenium IDE is very easy as it's a browser add-on. Selenium IDE is unlike selenium framework where we have to install server etc.

2.) Easy to use - Selenium IDE is very easy to use and doesn't require you to have ample to additional skill set. Just having little web knowledge is sufficient to write and run the scripts.

3.) Free - The best thing about Selenium is, It's free to use. You don't have to pay to use Selenium or Selenium IDE.

4.) Support - Comes with community and professional support.

5.) Various Programming Language - One the best thing about Selenium is that it supports various programming languages such as Java, Python etc.

What do you dislike?

Waiting time is probably the wrost part about Selenium IDE. Sometimes it stuck while waiting for an element and takes a lot of time to finish test case execution.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Recommend to other

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using for UI Automation testin

What Python Integrated Development Environment (IDE) solution do you use?

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Selenium IDE review by Mohit S.
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"Selenium IDE has unlimited capabilities"

What do you like best?

- Easy record and playback: The recording and playback are very easy with just a click of a button. It's very helpful while running multiple application together. You can easily switch back and forth.

- Intelligent field selection will use IDs, names, or XPath as needed: You are not limited to write complex XPaths to select fields but can use HTML field id and names to select the fields.

- Autocomplete for all common Selenium commands: I like this feature, but they should provide autocomplete for other selenium commands as well to make it handy.

- Walk through tests: Since you can see the script also in the IDE, it helps to walk through the test.

- Debug and set breakpoints: Indeed an extremely useful feature, to debug an application.

- Save tests as HTML, Ruby scripts, or any other format: Not limited to any particular scripting languages, selenium IDE provides support for many scripting languages.

- Support for Selenium user-extensions.js file: This is one of the very useful features. You can use the user-extension file to build your own custom actions. Selenium IDE documentation provides a good guild to build actions.

- Customization is very easy.

- Runs in many browsers, such as Firefox, Chrome, IE.

What do you dislike?

I experienced, its hard to write and execute a script on HTML canvas element.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would certainly recommend Selenium IDE to people who want to perform UI testing.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Selenium IDE to perform UI testing.

Selenium IDE review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Information Technology and Services
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"Selenium IDE is user friendly, easy to use tool.You can set it up very quickly and anyone can use it"

What do you like best?

1. Fast setup as a browser add-on, Selenium IDE can be set up very quickly.

2. Quality Assurance has worked better with Selenium since this program helps eliminate manual QA testing, which itself could lead to exponential error, and cost.

3. Simple interface, it does not require a knowledge of programming language.

4. Free of cost

What do you dislike?

1. Selenium is pretty user-friendly but sometimes tests tend to flake out. I'd say roughly one out of twenty tests yields a false positive.

2. Selenium software cannot read images.

3. Slowness may be a minor factor with Selenium, though this is an issue with basically any testing software.

4. It cannot be used to test window applications

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IDE is good for a quick test and its quit simple and easier to setup. I am using Selenium IDE while testing many web application.Mostly i use this while running regression test cases. It was also beneficial for generating reports that we required. Of course this tool saves time as i m unknown to coding so for me it creates scripts for automated test cases.

Selenium IDE review by Abrar M.
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"Selenium IDE Review"

What do you like best?

1. Very easy to setup and use

2. No programming knowledge is required

3. Recording can be exported to multiple programming languages

4. It is an ideal platform for any person who is new to test automation and want to play around with different tools.

What do you dislike?

1. Only supported in Firefox.

2. It does not locate all the elements properly. User has to modify the locator fields manually an that requires technical knowledge.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is good for starters. You can definitely start recording basic scripts in Selenium IDE, but once you decide to increase test automation coverage, it is better to switch to Selenium Webdriver.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Selenium IDE helps in automating simple and small web flows which does not require lots of navigation, clicking and input data.

However, for more complicated scenarios, it is better to use Selenium Webdriver which offers more flexibility.

Selenium IDE review by Sonia M.
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"Must have tool for prototyping UI tests"

What do you like best?

Selenium IDE is perhaps the best tool in the selenium suite. It's basically a Firefox add on that is very helpful to create tests very quickly. It does come with a record an playback functionality which is indeed the best feature I like about selenium IDE.

The record and playback feature lets you record the test scenario and you can play it back. Selenium IDE is very easy to use tool and doesn't expect you to have prior knowledge of programming, but it's good to have some knowledge of JavaScript and DOM.

Since selenium IDE supports multiple languages, the test cases can be exported in multiple programming languages. Following are some of the languages:

.cs (C# source code)

.java (Java source code)

.py (Python source code)

.rb (Ruby source code)

What do you dislike?

Although the selenium IDE is powerful and quite handy, but it should always be used only to prototype tests. To develop the actual test suite, Selenium Web Driver is a good choice. The selenium IDE is not designed to develop complex test suites.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend Selenium IDE to others.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for UI testing and found it quite useful.

Selenium IDE review by Erick S.
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"Formally great tool has slid behind as browser technology advanced."

What do you like best?

I love the selenium technology to help test web site UIs. It can help you quickly test against breaking changes quickly without having to do much work on your own. The IDE made it easy to record those steps without having to do much hand coding. Just click record and do the function you wish to test.

What do you dislike?

The IDE no longer has browser support for contemporary browsers as browsers have removed the access the IDE used to operate. No update to the addon has been done to make it compatible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have updated your firefox browser past version 55 you will not be able to use this addon any longer. This is a shame as it really made the development of tests really easy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows for quick recording of UI testing on a web page by clicking record and performing the test function. Removes the need to hand program the steps.

Selenium IDE review by Haresh S.
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"Browser compatibility testing"

What do you like best?

I have used a lot of selenium products over the years but surely this one is the best out of them all compared to selenium webdriver,selenium grid etc since its open for enhancement ,test driven development easy to use classes,variables and objects,Can be self-taught easily and surely the best for automation testing ,supports cross browser functionality for writing test user cases ,gui provides option to record and also helps in inspecting various web elements

What do you dislike?

Being an ISTQB certified tester ,i felt there are lot of issues while testing and finding locators,limitations in browser support ,slow performance there is a lot of lag at times ,the record action on web pages are slow a bit .The options to locate various web elements using classpath ,id,name ,xpath,css of the object is limited and cannot be extended

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Helps a lot in complex test cases creation and user -friendly software available and ideally suited for MVC applications

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It uses a plugin called record and play tool mainly on firefox web browser as part of the plugin helps us to play with various UI elements like click of a button,toggling up and down,field boxes,touches,navigation etc

Selenium IDE review by Shubham S.
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"Review for Selenium Webdriver"

What do you like best?

Couldn’t find Webdriver in the options and therefore selected IDE. Webdriver is much powerful than IDE so please include it in the list. Unlike IDE which doesnot use any language and just uses it’s own element locator and selense commands to build TCs, Webdriver is a programming interface and supports many languages like Java, C#, Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP.

What do you dislike?

Selenium IDE doesnot support any programming language and on the other hand Selenium Webdriver doesnot has it’s own IDE and therefore is dependent on outside IDE’s like ItelliJ, Eclipse, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Selenium WebDriver is the best freeware available today for writing and executing test scripts. UFT is better but very costly.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Whole sole purpose is test automation only.

Selenium IDE review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Selenium IDE is good regression testing tool for small stable projects"

What do you like best?

its very easy to use, tester does not need to have a programming knowledge to work with Selenium IDE

it is very good source of record and play, it will make tyour test case itself which you can execute later during testing. It also helps in finding the excat locator of any webelement that can be used in Selenium Webdriver

What do you dislike?

it has very limitations, it is not compatible with dynamic objects that changes during run time. User cannot put on conditional waits for webelement to appear, It is used for firefox only. You cannot have any kind of report at the end to view the end result.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is very helpful during regression for stable projects and saves alot of time and resources

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For small stable projects, selenium IDE is very useful. Testers just keep the test scripts and execute during regression that saves alot of time and resources as it can be managed by Selenium IDE itself

Selenium IDE review by Curtis M.
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"The best tool for testing your web application(s)."

What do you like best?

This tool allows you to test your web application easily with very little set up. When you first start walking through the configuration of this tool you will be blown away with how easy to use it is.

What do you dislike?

The complex additions that you can add make it hard to maintain in certain bindings.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Keep up the great work. This tool is solving all of the problems that we as Automation Engineers have. There is no better tool out there for us to use. Selenium is the Industry standard and leader for the service it provides.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Do you have a lot of manual testers verifying and certifying your application? This tool allows you to automated the mundane day-to-day activities and focus on the exploratory issues you rarely have time to test.

Selenium IDE review by Sander J.
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"Automated testing made simple"

What do you like best?

The user interface is so friendly and all the features are straightforward and easy to use and everything here is a template and the IDE is the latest integrated version encompassing all the elements embedded into it.I am liking this tool to a great extent and all the attributes are so cool and also the classname and tagname valid attributes are one of the kind

What do you dislike?

The IDE is slow at times and most of the time the large dataset does not hold the different set of conditions based on test case,scenario and test execution with plans are interesting and also it needs to be redefined to suit towards user needs

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It helps in debugging the error fix and also upgrading the standards all the time

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Primarily checking the login and also enabling the authorization

Selenium IDE review by Vipul J.
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"Developed test cases using Selenium IDE (Firefox plugin) as well as Selenium Webdriver using Eclipse"

What do you like best?

For my project, Selenium IDE is an easy tool to write test cases and automate testing. We normally export the the test cases developed in Selenium as a Java Code and run the test scripts.

What do you dislike?

The IDE has a big limitation as it can only be used with Firefox. For overcome this disadvantage we use Selenium Web driver to support all other browsers like Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

The major problem we encountered while using Selenium is that it does not support database testing and hence we use DBUnit framework for performing the database testing.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use Selenium Web Driver in conjunction with the IDE.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I had used Selenium IDE to automate the testing of our ruleset engine which automatically generates the required rulesets for the organization. The code is developed using Java/J2EE technologies and Selenium helped us a lot automating the testing process.

Selenium IDE review by Shayne V.
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"Selenium IDE Review From A Test Engineer Perspective"

What do you like best?

Even though it's only available in Firefox, the ability to record your browser actions helps greatly for writing tests for other browsers (i.e. Chrome # IE). The option to change the source format over to Ruby also greatly assists me in writing automated tests using the Ruby Gem WATIR (Web Application Testing In Ruby). I like using Selenium IDE to write quick automated tests to compete tedious/repetitive tasks so I can focus on higher priority tasks in the long run.

What do you dislike?

IDE only available in Firefox, however, there are webdrivers for Chrome/IE to assist with automated testing in those browsers. Unable to write Data Driven Tests and there is no ability to verify images.Test execution is sluggish compared to WebDriver or Selenium RC/Core.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Selenium IDE is a great learning point for those just getting into test automation. It sparked my interest in test automation and got me into more advanced topics like building a Selenium test automation framework and programming following the page object pattern.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Selenium IDE helps immensely for tedious and repetitive tasks in the work environment. It allows you to quickly and easily create a test suite to reduce test time. It allows you to work smarter and not harder once you put in the work. You can extend automation to other browsers via WebDriver or Selenium RC/Core which requires additional programming knowledge and set up. All in all it is a beneficial tool.

Selenium IDE review by Huichang H.
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"Write ui test with selenium ide"

What do you like best?

it can auto record your action, make write ui test very easy. you don't need to find the dom element manually. It can also play the actions you just recorded and see if it works well for you. The selenium ide is very easy to use, you can get used with the tool in minutes.

What do you dislike?

Every thing of selenium ide is very good. but it doesn't have a chrome plugin . I like firefox, but I also use chrome a lot. But I can't work with selenium ide on chrome. Another issue is that the driver of selenium is not very stable, but i believe it still the best choice of ui test.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

just use it ,you won't be disappointed.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we use this to implement some ui test for our system and run it on every deploy automatically. this will help us figure out issues as soon as possible.

Selenium IDE review by Mohamed Amine F.
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"i have use it in crowl c# project"

What do you like best?

i like the web driver control and the methode includet into spesialy the phantomJs web driver its easy to use and faster then other project olso the injection javascript for testing changing your web site security that realy awesome

What do you dislike?

i can't test it in android terminal in the c# version or in the hebrides android application

Recommendations to others considering the product:

the best choice to test IT crawling easy to use supported by many developpement language

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

captcher in google and many other web site i skeep the captcher with selenuim

Selenium IDE review by Darshan Z.
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"Best Freeware automation tool"

What do you like best?

Selenium IDE is the best tool for automation testing. It is very simple and easy to use. Any user who knows basics of programming can easily use this tool and record and play the scripts.

What do you dislike?

I think more and updated features should be added to this tool and simple documentation is needed to easily understand this IDE.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its easy to record and playback the automation scripts

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me generating automation tests scripts and one can easily record and play the scripts using this.

Whenever I want to test any scenario repeatedly then this comes in handy, just record it and play that script.

Selenium IDE review by Robert H.
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"Selenium IDE Review From A Test Engineer Perspective"

What do you like best?

Even though it's only available in Firefox, the ability to record your browser actions helps greatly for writing tests for other browsers (i.e. Chrome # IE). The option to change the source format over to Ruby also greatly assists me in writing automated tests using the Ruby Gem WATIR (Web Application Testing In Ruby). I like using Selenium IDE to write quick automated tests to compete tedious/repetitive tasks so I can focus on higher priority tasks in the long run.

What do you dislike?

IDE only available in Firefox, however, there are webdrivers for Chrome/IE to assist with automated testing in those browsers. Unable to write Data Driven Tests and there is no ability to verify images.Test execution is sluggish compared to WebDriver or Selenium RC/Core.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Selenium IDE helps immensely for tedious and repetitive tasks in the work environment. It allows you to quickly and easily create a test suite to reduce test time. It allows you to work smarter and not harder once you put in the work. You can extend automation to other browsers via WebDriver or Selenium RC/Core which requires additional programming knowledge and set up. All in all it is a beneficial tool.

Selenium IDE review by User in Financial Services
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"Selenium IDE - Automation Testing"

What do you like best?

Record and Playback feature allow testers who does not have programming language to easily record automation tests and run it. Even people who are not testers also can record and run tests.It is simple and easy to understand. HTML script can easily be converted to programming language. Easy to find control ID's for automation testing using framework built on other test tools like Webdriver.

What do you dislike?

Only simple UI testing can be performed. Cannot use conditional statements or methods. Re usability of code cannot be accomplished. It is limited to Firefox browser. Iteration is not possible with IDE. We cannot perform database testing using Selenium IDE.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy add on on Firefox to start creating automation tests. This tool is open source. It can be installed very easily and start using right away without much documentation. Good logging functionality for beginners to understand. Must need-to-know test tool for all Automation testers.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making tests faster. Good for beginners to start learning automated testing. Its easy to create and maintain the tests. Test suites can be created easily and can create framework based on that. Saves a lot of time which is spend on Manual testing.

Selenium IDE review by User
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"First contact with Automation should be with Selenium IDE "

What do you like best?

How easily let you start with automation , to understand how works the commitment of the automation and that this is only the first step of a marathon.

What do you dislike?

maybe the interface, It would be good get a better interface

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Is not a super powerful tool but is the best to start working with automation , you will be able to handle most of the common elements of the interface

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My main problem was 4 years ago when my QA lead told me that I need to start doing automation and that I have 2 weeks to automate 80 test cases , I just complete 50 test cases but was more that my lead expect, so Selenium IDE show a light in the life of a QA

Selenium IDE review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Easy to use IDE"

What do you like best?

Selenium IDE is very easy to use.

It has the capability to convert the test to different programming languages such as html, java etc

Programming language experience is not required for Selenium IDE

In Selenium IDE, user can debug and set breakpoints

What do you dislike?

Selenium IDE is Firefox plugin, thus its support is limited to Firefox only

Selenium IDE do not support Database testing and cannot be used for desktop application testing. Web based applications can only be tested

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used it for web based application testing . It is easy to use.Very easy to install and use.

No programming experience is required.

Has built-in help feature and it shows the documentation on the selected or entered command.Helps in debugging by displaying the information and error messages.

Selenium IDE review by Bernard P.
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"Basic Automation tool to get you started."

What do you like best?

Simple and lightweight makes it ideal for Automation 101.

What do you dislike?

Its capabilities are too simple as you can only test one path.

Missing too many features such as data source integration and ability to be flexible with applications that use varying test data.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great Starter tool to learn QA automation but I'd still recommend using Selenium Proper to do QA automation. If you want to get started in learning automation its a fantastic tool, but the learning curve for this quite steep despite being simple, and the lack of a quick start guide does not help.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Makes it easier to create simple test and run it against your web application.

Selenium IDE review by User in Computer Software
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"Getting better all the time"

What do you like best?

With next to 0 experience, someone can click through a basic test and get automated tests up and running. Both a positive and negative, it is a firefox plugin only. Makes it easy to manage and install.

What do you dislike?

Doing anything more advanced than just clicking through tests is when coding knowledge comes in handy. If you know how to code, it is probably easier to just write your selenium tests in whatever language you know, that they have an endpoint for. Both a positive and negative, it is a firefox plugin only. You can't use it anywhere else.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't expect really advanced use out of the IDE. Get your simple tests done, or use it to get a rough outline of the tests you need to make, and then dive into the code and expand your tests that way.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adding selenium tests to our test suite quickly, using people who aren't really developers or quality engineers, but can follow the steps laid out in our test plan.

Selenium IDE review by Shiva S.
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"Selenium IDE : A Review "

What do you like best?

- Free, Open Source, Easy to install and work.

- fast and easy to learn compared to other similar tools.

- Selenium is only a free tool which allows to record user action on browser window.

- Not much programming experience is required to expertise in selenium tool.

- extensions/ plugins are helpful and can be updated only when there is a need.

- selenium commands are automatic depending on the situation and default commands/ code can be edited as per the user needs.

- simple and clear view of the test results as guided by the user per his/ her needs,

What do you dislike?

- Selenium IDE, being a Firefox extension, it is not supported in other browsers (Chrome, Torch, Safari).

- Programs/ Scripts written on Selenium IDE can be used on other browsers only it is used with selenium Core or Selenium RC which have its own disadvantages.

- Designed only to test a prototype which is failed to verify images, exported scripts from one programming language to other.

- When Compared with WebDriver and other testing tools, this product is slow in test execution.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Selenium IDE being a Firefox extension it is very simplest and easiest framework in a selenium suite. Due to its simplicity, I recommend to use this product as a prototyping tool. For advanced test cases, other products such as Selenium RC and WebDriver is recommended.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- I started using this tool for a prototype browser testing and now because of its ease and simplicity became a default testing tool for my personal and business work. We can also edit the inbuilt scripts according to our use. read/ save options are very simple. Test reports can be modulated.

- Benefits: Free, Open Source, Beginners Bitcoin, No much programming knowledge required, easy for development.

Selenium IDE review by Natalie G.
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"Saved Me Thousands of Hours of Work"

What do you like best?

I just LOVE having a tool that can automate something that can normally only be done manually.

What do you dislike?

I am not a developer, but rather a self-taught technologist (primarily salesforce admin), so please take that into account with my review. Learning the commands is the most challenging piece of the tool. I still am not an expert and rely heavily on past tests that have been successful. I also often seem to have trouble on the command that looks up the XML script.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I don't know that there are being any advancements made to this tool as it is used through the Firefox plugins, so that is why I say no. Thus I don't know how long it will stay relevant or easy to use.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this primarily in areas where I have not been able to mass delete files related to salesforce records, so we built a script to automate the deletion of these files through the user interface.

Selenium IDE review by AJ Z.
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"Great tool for automating repetitive tasks"

What do you like best?

The ease of use of Selenium IDE makes onboarding teammates onto this so easy that you can't not give it a try!

What do you dislike?

The biggest limitation oc this is that it only works in Firefox. I would love to run this in Chrome because it is an essential tool in my workflow

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Figure out a good system for storing test scripts before starting. Exporting the suites and comitting the HTML to version control has worked for me

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My team's time spent on manual QA is greatly reduced because anyone on the team can run test scripts at any time. I always use this tool when working on forms because I click one button to fill in my expected data

Selenium IDE review by User in Financial Services
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"Helpful for getting started with automated tests - developer / tester"

What do you like best?

Selenium IDE is great for getting started with automated browser testing. The record feature helps you begin to understand xpath and is at least a starting point. It is very simple and easy to use to get started - and it's free!

What do you dislike?

The record feature is not very helpful if you are using a dynamic scripting language (such as dojo or something). QA Engineers / developers have to at least know xpath in order to be able to uniquely identify elements on the webpage, so this takes a bit more manual labor and can be tedious. Can only be used in FireFox.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

To start, the IDE is great. For more sophisticated testing and implementations, other tools will be needed (selenium RC, selenium server, etc.)

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Was able to write and run a fairly extensive automated regression suite in parallel on multiple machines using selenium sever as well. The full implementation using jenkins and selenium server was a bit to set up, and over time if we greatly changed our UI it still felt a bit fragile, but it proved to be stable enough to run nightly regression tests.

Selenium IDE review by RISHANT A.
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"Automation Testing software "

What do you like best?

It is a very good tool for doing automated testing of Web Applications . It has support for writing code in different languages. Also , its supports injecting JS code in webpages and using results for test.

It's usage is not limited to Testing and can be used for many different things .

I have deployed a system along with Jenkins which automatically tests all the different parts of the application

What do you dislike?

It does not have support for many things like flash based plugins which are still being used a lot in many web applications. It fails us there and hence at that point we need to look for different things .

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its worth using but it takes a lot of time , also it has its limitations .

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is used for testing Web Applications automatically. It reduces the pain of doing manual testing .

Once code is made for testing , you can just run it and every time it will show you where issues are . It saves a lot of ma power and thus money is saved as testing is an important part of software development and can not be skipped.

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"A good tool for automated testing "

What do you like best?

The Selenium-IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is sure the tool you should use to develop your Selenium test cases. It has an easy-to-use Firefox plug-in and is generally the most efficient way to develop test cases. It also contains a context menu that allows you to first select a UI element from the browser’s currently displayed page and then select from a list of Selenium commands with parameters pre-defined according to the context of the selected UI element.

What do you dislike?

Its plugins are not constantly updated and IDE is only available in Firefox, even existing web drivers for Chrome/Internet Explorer.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think it's a good tool to start working with automation testing and you might be able to handle most of the common elements of the interface easily,

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Testing problems, wrong developed interfaces, miss-communication between testers and developers.

Selenium IDE review by Siddharth W.
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"In love with Selenium"

What do you like best?

Free

Compatible with multiple languages

Great community online to get answers or snippets of code

What do you dislike?

Lesser support for IE

Needs to have a better WAIT strategy integrated within the system

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great tool if you have knowledge of any OO language and the online community makes it easier for you to learn as you go.

And moreover, it is open source, so must give it a try.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation the test process for testing the websites for clients

Selenium IDE review by User in Computer Software
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"Selenium is an amazing tool"

What do you like best?

I have been using Selenium for last 2 years for UI automation. I have had a chance to work with Selenium IDE and webdriver as well. IDE is good starting point for learning its core functionalities, however, webdriver is a power tool for UI automation, metaphorically speaking. I can count many best things about this tool including element finding, element location, clicking, typing or in short user mimicking. In summary, you can't have UI automation without selenium webdriver.

What do you dislike?

There are a couple of things I don't like about selenium: 1) Waiting mechanism - provided built-in APIs for waiting for an element to load are not enough to deal with dynamic nature of today's webpages. 2) Webdriver specific to the type of a browser - it should be independent of the type of browser you run automation in.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would suggest you to start thinking like how a user maneuvers web page and what he/she sees on the screen. As long as you know, what you see is exactly how Selenium is going to see it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have created UI automation for many products using this tool; In addition to that, I use Selenium for many UI-related day to day maneuvering through web pages.

Selenium IDE review by Artur I.
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"Web automatic UI test tool"

What do you like best?

This is very good tool for web site tests through Firefox. It allows creation of commands which translated into steps. Those steps run on Selenium Firefox Driver. For example, it may be click on element, text writing into text box and even dragging an element at web page from one place to another.

What do you dislike?

Takes a lot of memory and not stable at all.

Sometimes it take time to understand what is going on.

Only runs in Firefox.

Reliability

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think that this is good tool for web site automatic tests.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have tested our web site. It helped us a lot.

Selenium IDE review by Himanshu S.
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"Basic flow can be automated"

What do you like best?

It saves my time on regression. It provides helpful feature and Firefox plugin to execute and automate test cases easily

What do you dislike?

I don't like it sometimes fail to find an element which fails my test. Better support for hidden elements in IDE

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please use it for save time

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automate regression test cases is major problem we are trying to solve

Selenium IDE review by Andi Yuni W.
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"Good enough for free automation testing tools"

What do you like best?

- Old selenium just support firefox browser, and now it support chroe too. I hope selenium support almost every modern browser in the futur.e,

- no need programming skill,

What do you dislike?

So sad, selenium doesn't support database testing and until now just support chrome and firefox browser.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend using this automation tools than others, because it free and easy to use.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Selenium IDE help few testing for web developer. Sometimes it can detect bugs, altought it just good for automation testing tool.

Selenium IDE review by ArJuN A.
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"Selenium IDE is a complete IDE"

What do you like best?

The record and playback, Plugin support and it is not just a record and playback tool but a full-fledged development environment, which even lets you create/edit your scripts by typing in the commands (in Selenese). It's great to have selenium pop-up with one click and as an integrated sidepanel. Saves me a lot of clicks to switch between the browser and selenium window. I'd love to have this integrated with the IDE itself, but for now, this pluggin is a must have for al the IDE devs. With Selenium IDE is, you can convert recorded Selenium IDE scripts into different languages and after conversion you can run it in Selenium RC.

What do you dislike?

1) Must have a browser to run Selenium tests.

2) Easily re targeting html table tests to different locations appears to be supported only in the IDE

3) HTML table scripts alone may be somewhat limited for complex tests

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Selenium provides a quick and powerful way to write functional tests for web applications and an environment where they can be run across different hosts. I am sufficiently impressed that I am looking for projects which could benefit from this approach. It works with other browsers so long as the Selenium Core is downloaded. Selenium makes writing automated acceptance tests real simple and almost fun compared to other testing tools.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adding "label-goto" to created test cases makes stress test for web-pages. By using clipboard format ->JUnit4, u can create selenium2-Junit4 code easily. I love it :-)

Selenium IDE review by Ramya N.
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"Selenium IDE"

What do you like best?

Recording feature is good

We can record in different language

We can set up a framework easily

What do you dislike?

Its slow

The commands generated sometimes doesn't work

Xpath command generated is not very useful as its very long and not apt to the code

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everything doesn't get recorded

Difficult to record lot of features like page switch, new window

Selenium only supports web based application and does not support windows based application

It is difficult to test Image based application

Selenium IDE review by wade w.
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"Great place to start"

What do you like best?

I use Selenium IDE to teach all of my new users how to get up to speed with the Selenium stack and principles of browser automation.

What do you dislike?

The code produced generally is not production ready. It's just a start that then needs a lot of cleanup and tweaking before deploying to production.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Generating selenium scripts for testing and monitoring. We use IDE as the point and click tool to generate a starting point for uploading to other tools build on the Selenium stack

Selenium IDE review by Johnny P.
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"Selenium Feedback"

What do you like best?

I like the simple, yet intuitive process of creating web automated tests using Selenium IDE. I also like the minimal download/add in needed to run this tool for automated testing.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the small, sometimes un-view able icon that's added to the browser that indicates you have Selenium IDE add-in added.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Low cost, ease of use, very minimal download needed and low storage space on PC. It also easily appends to IE when opened and doesn't take away from your pc's performance.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the tedious, time consuming task of creating simple, yet re-usable automated web scripts. The benefits of using this tool is one, it's free, 2 it's very easy to use, 3 there is no huge download and 4 this will help cut down on manual testing time in which we could use the time saved towards other project efforts.

Selenium IDE review by Utkal Keshari P.
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"Great open source tool"

What do you like best?

Selenium IDE is an open source test tool to run functional test on your Web application. It is implemented as a Firefox extension, and allows you to record, edit, and debug tests. It records user actions in most of the popular languages like Java, C#, Perl, Ruby etc. But, in order the run those scripts, you need Selenium Remote Control or WebDriver.

It's very easy to use this tool i.e. record and playback.

What do you dislike?

Great idea and module, but sadly it doesn't work with loops ("while" statements - see modules ) or conditions. somewhat cumbersome to automate, requires a windowing system, external server and python scripting. It works only on Firefox browser and doesn't work with IE or Chrome browsers.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It provides a quick and powerful way to write functional tests for web applications. You can use this for shakeout or sanity testing.

Selenium IDE review by Ramesh P.
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"Selenium for Web Testing Automation"

What do you like best?

Easy to use for new testers, Does the Job well if used right , I have had my team members with basic skills become Conversant with Selenium in a matter of 30-45days. Does not need heavy Investment which is a big plus, Good Developer community and forums.

What do you dislike?

Wish they could extend it for all technologies

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automate Regression Test Suite

Selenium IDE review by Alex I.
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"Great tool for beginners!"

What do you like best?

Selenium IDE will give you a great boost to start with Selenium API and coding experience.

Pros:

- Recording

- Code auto creation

- Selenium API

- Great for learning purposes

What do you dislike?

Code created by Selenium IDE is far away from perfect, but it can you give some basics about API in general

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you just don't know much about code and Selenium, start with this tool!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a great tool for beginners in test automation and coding. After you master it you can easily switch to Selenium WebDriver.

Selenium IDE review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"The most versatile end-to-end test automation framework"

What do you like best?

First of all, it's a free tool. It has an extensive Java libraries to utilize that meet all testing requirements.

What do you dislike?

It's difficult to switch across nested iframes if an application has them on the front-end.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have software development talent on-board, this tool will definitely help you save tremendous testing budget. Do not hire more manual testers. Hire one good OOPS developer and have him/ her get started with Selenium in your QA department. It will do magic.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an automation test engineer, I utilize it to create front-end test automation framework. It's got all I need as a test engineer to script across the entire front-end end-to-end.

Selenium IDE review by Abhishek T.
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"Best for automating UI tests"

What do you like best?

It's pretty easy to use and it's so widely used that if you're stuck somewhere, the chances of finding an answer on the internet is almost certain.

It's great for writing UI tests and small automated testcases

What do you dislike?

It's only available for Firefox. I would love to see it for Chrome and other browsers as well.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using it for automating the UI test for my company. It's a great tool for writing automation testcases

Selenium IDE review by User in Computer Software
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"Basic tool to start using selenium "

What do you like best?

Its record and play ability. It allows exporting scripts in multiple languages. This helps anybody who is starting off automation with selenium.

What do you dislike?

As a basic tool for starters, I don't think any there's anything to dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Automate your test cases and lessen the burden of manual QA. Start learning Selenium with the IDE.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation in testing/QA is really important where your product under test is expanding everyday. Selenium is a widely used technology for this and the Selenium IDE is a starter for anyone who doesn't know or wants to learn selenium. Also it allow you to create small scripts which can be run independently.

Selenium IDE review by Jony F.
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"great tool for acceptance tests "

What do you like best?

easily test you website with "real user experience", lots of tools to check every aspect of your site.

What do you dislike?

not super reliable, lots of "API changes" and inconsistency, but didn't found anything better then this.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

acceptance test of our websites.

Selenium IDE review by Delfin D.
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"Stepping stone to test automation"

What do you like best?

Short learning curve

Easy to use

Great Return of Investment

Lite automation suite

Quick test results

What do you dislike?

Does not work with browsers other than Firefox

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you can train your testers in HTML before using Selenium IDE, you will win for sure. With training, team can learn the Selenium IDE within days and come up with best practices very easily.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automated test case development.

We have a comprehensive test automation framework which uses Selenium IDE test cases to execute the tests in parallel as well as in multiple browsers at same time.

Selenium IDE review by User in Telecommunications
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"Web programming at its finest"

What do you like best?

I love Selenium. I took many courses to learn how to use and understand Java and Selenium just makes everything so easy! I love that we have been able to automate our entire web app using this program. We wouldn't be where we are as a company without it.

What do you dislike?

Lack of variation of implementation of coding. We use appium for mobile. I would prefer a two in one program for better tracking of projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be patient and know that you will always learn more as you go

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Web automation of our applications so help eliminate bugs missed by manual QA testing.

Selenium IDE review by Alexey A.
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"Good for beginers"

What do you like best?

Ability to record your interactions with web application

Ability to play recorded case

Ability to export recorded test case to external language(java, ruby, python ... etc)

What do you dislike?

In some cases( related to ajax requests and interaction with dynamic generated ids, names, class ) this tool not so good.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You should understand that Selenium IDE it is very simple and non agile tool for test automation. You should think to move to Selenium server/Grid for your test automation.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast draft creation of automated test case.

Selenium IDE review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Do your homework ahead of time"

What do you like best?

Easily get started with automation

Reduced technical capability from users

Can be easily be implemented

What do you dislike?

Requires a lot of work and learning to integrate into projects

managing test cases can be hard

The fragility of tests can cause a lot of problems if you haven't done the work

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you've done your homework that implementing Selenium in your projects can happen.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Selenium can help with getting some groundwork in place to POC automated testing platforms.

Selenium IDE review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

It's easy to use and to learn, nothing complicated about it

What do you dislike?

There's nothing I can say I dislike about it really. Maybe just the fact that you have to learn certain terminologies in order to make it work.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating automation tests for our test suites.

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