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Codeless Automation Testing: What, Why & How?

We are witnessing an agile transition through small and big enterprises alike. Without a doubt, Automation testing has become a need of the hour. Selenium automation testing empowered automation tester to expand its test coverage. However, the skillset required to leverage Selenium is also escalated, if compared to manual testing. You would have to learn a programming language in order to work with Selenium WebDriver or Selenium Grid. Selenium IDE though has been a different story.

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Launched in 2006, Selenium IDE has been a revolutionary tool that allowed manual web testers to perform codeless automation testing. With Selenium IDE, web testers were able to record their web interactions with the web browser and playback those interactions. For those who weren’t well versed with the programming languages were rejoiced with the arrival of Selenium IDE. As now, they could automate their daily or repetitive rounds of cross browser testing by leveraging codeless automation testing!

But what is codeless automation testing? Why is it important for teams? How is codeless automation testing performed? Well, to answer it in simple words, I thought of coming up with an infographic. Here it is!

If you’re new to Selenium and wondering what it is then we recommend checking out our guide – What is Selenium?

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To know more, refer to our blog on What Is Codeless Automation Testing And Why It Is The Future?

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