How To Install Selenium Ide And Firebug In Firefox
Selenium IDE is a Firefox extension, so Firefox should be installed on your machine first. You can call jаvascript and access web page DOM object with selenium IDE. This is very useful and flexible when tester write test case automation scripts.
Record function is a more important feature in this tool. It allows developer or tester to record the business processes that need to be tested and save the user’s actions into script during the test. Thus the script can fully simulate the manual testing process when it run.
In addition, it also provides a verification interface, which is convenient for testers to verify whether the expected value of the test is consistent with the actual value.
How to install?
- Download and setup Mozilla Firefox browser.
- Verify whether the installation is success or not.
After installation, you can follow below instruction to verify whether it is installed success or not. Menu —> Customize
After click Customize menu, Drag selenium IDE button from left panel to right panel in the popup window.
When close “Customize Firefox” tab, you can find the IDE button in the menu list.
- Run selenium IDE.
When you click selenium IDE menu button, it’s main window will popup. You can record test case script in that window.
How to Install Firebug?
Installed as a Firefox’s plugin, you can use it to monitor, debug, or edit HTML, jаvascript and CSS in a real web page. Tester can use it to inspect and retrieve web page element’s properties and real time value. This is very useful when run selenium IDE.Open web browser and input Firebug in google search box, you will get following page.READ : How To Write Your First Selenium Testing Script With Selenium IDE
Click the Firebug add-on link in above page, then click Add to Firefox button.
After download the add-on, click “Install Now” button and continue.
Verify whether the add-on is installed success by Firebug menu.
Selenium IDE and Firebug is installed successfully now, but how to use it to record test case script? We will introduce that in next blog. Keep reading.