Currently, am I using the Selenium IDE in the Chrome. My projects are saving in the form of .side extension. Is there is any way to change this file as java file for selenium web driver.


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The "NEW" Selenium IDE does not support exports to other languages currently, it is still work in progress, see the github issue: https://github.com/SeleniumHQ/selenium-ide/issues/592

You could use the new command-line runner to run the .side files: https://www.seleniumhq.org/selenium-ide/docs/en/introduction/command-line-runner/


Katalon Automation Recorder was developed to support users who no longer be able to record and playback automation tests using the obsolete Selenium IDE or users of popular open source frameworks looking for a handy recorder.


Katalon Recorder looks a lot like the Selenium IDE, works in Chrome and exports to Java. Click here for the Chrome extension.

History of Selenium IDE:

On August 8, 2017, Firefox released version 55.0, and Selenium IDE officially died.

From Firefox 55 onwards, Selenium IDE no longer worked.


So in effect, IDE was dead until Applitools came along to resurrect it.

Read about the history and rewrite of Selenium IDE here: https://www.joecolantonio.com/selenium-ide/

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