I need help!

I have thoroughly studied selenium IDE and now I want to proceed with coding using selenium(scripting), how and where should I start.

I have setup complete environment settings with eclipse but do not have an idea how I should start scripting.

I don't have any projects officially allotted for the same, I want to do it on my own.

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I assume that you set selenium properly.

1 - Go to your eclipse.

2 - Go to menu File ->New -> Java project. Give project name like "test" or anything you like.

3 - Click on Next.

4 - Select tab "Libraries" , Select option "Add external JARs"

5 - Add following 3 JARs :

  A- selenium-java-2.43.1
  B- selenium-java-2.43.1-srcs
  C- selenium-server-standalone-2.39.0

6 - click on Finish. [Your project creation steps completed here]

7 - Now , Do right click on your project folder and select new->class

8 - Give class name and tick option "public static void main(String[] args]"and click on finish.

Please add below code before your classname in code :

 import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
 import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;

After above step , run following sample selenium web driver code to open site :

    WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();

Hope above will help you better.

Other selenium helpful tutorial : Selenium Tutorial

  • Thanks a lot @HelpingHands this was really helpful, but what I really wanted to know is what should i start with, like script for opening mail or counting no of broken links etc or something else what would be easier to start with. As we start with a hello world program while learning some language
    – ashu
    Dec 23, 2014 at 12:10
  • The link provide is really gud
    – ashu
    Dec 23, 2014 at 12:11
  • First you should learn all methods of selenium then you can start to use one by one in program. Methods are important. Once you use my shared tutorial , you will see learning sequence. Dec 23, 2014 at 12:12

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