Does anyone know of any alternative to Selenium Grid's console?

We are thinking about building our own console. What I was asking was, are there any alternatives out there for the default Selenium console?

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    What functions of the console should it provide? Jun 11, 2014 at 15:13
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    There is an API and a protocol. You can build your alternative.
    – user246
    Jun 12, 2014 at 12:33
  • I'd agree with Niels, it's probably worth giving some idea of what functionality you need or you'll either get no answers, or pretty random ones. I'll put this on hold for new answers to give you the time to add a bit more information.
    – testerab
    Jun 14, 2014 at 5:15
  • I have a same problem. I can't install "Sélénium Grid" on server. Do you have any other solution ? (to launch IE on client) Jun 28, 2017 at 7:41

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I think the easiest way is to parse Grid Console's JSON response and then output it in your format.

You could look at selenium-grid-status project as an example.


There is an alternative to Selenium Grid itself compatible with WebDriver protocol (so don't need to change tests). It consists of two pieces:

  1. Selenoid - a lightweight Selenium server replacement having a standalone user interface - Selenoid UI. UI receives all information via HTTP /status API so you can create your own UI if needed. Selenoid is implemented in Golang and is slightly more performant than Java-based Selenium server.
  2. GoGridRouter (aka Ggr) - a fast load balancer for Selenium infrastructure.

NOTE: I am one of the core maintainers of these projects.


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