- This post below will be about what my experience was like using python's selenium.
I love automation, it's really cool when you can become more productive by allowing a bot to do repetitive work for you. I had a great project idea that I wanted to implement that involved selenium and youtube. In my subscription feed I had channels where i would watch all their videos everyday. Everyday I would add the videos to either a watch later playlist or add it to queue. I wanted a way for a program to do this for me.
The selenium docs are pretty clear and straight forward. My first task was to setup selenium and chrome webderiver. This took some time because I had to configure the path to my downloaded chrome webdriver and set a path to my chrome location. If you have your chrome in it's default location (where it usually would be when you finish downloading it) this wouldn't be a problem for you. After configuration, I was able to open a site using selenium. I soon realized that I couldn't sign in to google because google was protecting my account from selenium. I scrapped my project idea, but it was fun just openning up a website page automatically.
In the future I plan to use selenium for testing, a new project, or some simple task where I click something everyday.
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