Flow Control in Selenium IDE



  • I am learning Selenium IDE and I am stuck on flow control. Can anyone advise me on how to master this concept? I would like reference on video, or documentation. Thank you



  • I would argue that the Selenium IDE is not designed for creating more complex sequences as it relies on a number of assumptions about your application that may change and break your tests; Hardcoded IDs, strict structure dependence, and poor abstraction between operation (Click, Type, Click, Type, Click) and motivation (Login as Toby).

    I would recommend using the Selenium IDE to quickly identify the testability of the webapp in question, before moving to another language such as Python, Ruby, Java etc and making use of the PageObjects pattern to create more robust tests whilst being able to leverage the power of the language you are using.



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