Coordinate actions between clients like client1 does x so client2 does y with Selenium



  • I have some experience with JMeter for performance and scale, but I'm very new to Selenium for browser based testing. At present I have some simple Selenium scripts recorded for Firefox. These are essentially multiple clients acting alone with no way to coordinate actions between clients. I am looking for a way to coordinate actions between clients like client1 does x so client2 does y etc. I can easily put logic in each client, but what I'm looking for is a way to control each client and having each client perform different actions depending on some ytbd master logic to rule them all. I understand that Selenium Grid will drive multiple clients. Can it or some other Selenium module better for the purpose also contain conditional logic to do different things with different clients, and if possible depending on results from those clients? Any brief hints on that or links to useful resources welcome. I really am very new to the Selenium architecture as you can easily tell.



  • You can export recorded Selenium scripts to different programming languages. This means you can add all kind of logic during runtime (in your programming language of choice). You could get the browser version and do different actions depending on what version is returned, see: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12556163/get-browser-version-using-selenium-webdriver After your tests are setup and are running locally you could setup a Selenium Grid to run against different browsers (which might not be available local) and in parallel on multiple systems to speed the test run, but you can also run your tests on your computer against different/multiple browsers, see: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16076971/running-selenium-webdriver-test-cases-against-multiple-browsers I would avoid the extra complexity of the Grid until you get everything working on your local system. I would start using the grid if you want to run your tests from an automated build system or against browsers your local computer cannot support, for example to test crossplatform against different operating systems.



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