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Python is an interpreted, general-purpose high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability.

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Manual tester wanting to get into automation

So its been a year since I have been studying python, and just recently I started picking up webdriver. It was a long journey, and I am still pretty noob, but I finally understand how to use it lol. I ...
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Should I learn Python or Java to get into test automation? I am new to programming

Should I learn Python or Java to get into test automation? I'm new to programming. Please share your thoughts or links to any useful information.
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How to handle a native OS (Ubuntu) file upload window in selenium webdriver with python?

This is my first time here but I have already posted this question on SO. I keep getting solutions for Windows + Java and not for Linux or python for that matter. I am using Selenium and Python to ...
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What is the correct way to select an <option> using Selenium's Python WebDriver

I would like to select an <option> child of a <select> using the Python WebDriver. I have a reference to the option WebElement I wish to select and have tried select() and click() methods ...
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E2E testing of Angular app with Python backend: Protractor/JavaScript vs webdriver/Python

We have extensive Python-based application, with many E2e tests (and of course unit tests), all in Python). We started e2e test in FitNesse (Selenium1, with Python fixtures) many years ago. Recently ...
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Quicker way to assert that an element does not exist

The goal of my test is to assert that a popup does not appear after certain actions. Previously to test if the popup exist, i have used exception handling. try: self.driver.find_element_by_id("...
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SyntaxError: invalid syntax // SyntaxError: unexpected EOF while parsing

How do I detect text inside of this, this is HTML & this is XPath. I tried HTML <span class="messageText">Hello.</span> XPath //*[@id="liveAgentChatLogText"]/span[22]/span[2] ...
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Tools for Python software testing

Similar to Tools for Server application testing, I'm looking for Python-related testing tools/software (as Python is my most frequently-used language).
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Set attribute of an element using webdriver + python

I am trying to automate uploading an image. The uploader is a Flash object and using AutoIt is not an option. So I am trying to work my way around this with just webdriver. The idea is to 'set' the ...
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How to send Basic Authentication headers in Selenium?

I'm using webdriver.Firefox and I'm trying to send the following custom header: self.headers = { 'Authorization': 'Basic %s' % b64encode(bytes(self.args.user + ':' + self.args.password, "utf-8"))....
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Running Selenium tests as a scheduled task

I'm trying to run a Selenium WebDriver script written in Python on a Windows 7 64-bit box as a scheduled task. The test works pretty well when run as a batch file from the command prompt, but when ...
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Selenium (RC) hangs when started from Python test

Fairly new to Selenium (but loving it). I'm running a single test in Python on Selenium RC. I've been running it multiple times a day for about 3 weeks. Now when I try to run it, it executes all the ...
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Click submenu which is dynamicly visible in Selenium WebDriver

In my scenario, I need to click the submenu that's only visible when its parent menu is in 'mouse over' status: MainMenu (button) SubMenu of MainMenu (span) SubMenu of SubMenu of MainMenu (span) ...
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Verifying if an image Is displayed on a webpage

I have read that there is no "sure shot" way of knowing that an image is loaded or displayed on a webpage using Selenium. I want to know the reason behind it, as to why this is completely not possible....
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ElementNotVisibleException: Message: element not visible

I've seen this error everywhere, but none of the solutions have seemed to work. This is my code: contpayment = driver.find_element_by_class_name('nsg-bg--nike-orange') contpayment.click() Python/...
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Which can be better to work with Selenium WebDriver - Java or Python? [closed]

I have start learning Selenium WebDriver, but i am confused between Java and Python. Which language should i choose? I do have basic ideas of Core Java but haven't wrote a single piece of code with ...
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Selenium - advantages and disadvantages of using Python vs C#

We currently have two teams. An automation team and also a web testing team. The automation team currently use Selenium and C# to automate tests on our web applications and legacy systems. As a ...
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Understanding how to handle auto-complete using Selenium and Python

While testing for a certain web application, I was faced with an issue of handling auto-complete scenarios. An example of this kind could be found here MagicBricks I have few questions related to how ...