Significance of Maven,Svn,Jenkins in selenium webdriver?



  • I am a learner of selenium webdriver and now want to code using framework.I don't have a detailed picture of when to use what in above said tools.I do know that these are build,version,integration tools but want to know the order of usage.I would be so thankful If anybody gives explanation about what goes on in real time environment?



  • The tools you name are used during different steps in the SDLC, they can be replaced by other alternative tools Example (partial) development life cycle: Programming -> Check-in to version control -> Schedule build and run build -> Run automated test against build -> Report failing tests/builds Check-in to version control After developers are finished with development they Check-In the code into a version control system, this to keep a history of all the changes. SVNs relation to Selenium testing is that you want to test against the latest version of the application. Also its advisable to keep the test-code close to the application code and I would version it in the same repository. Schedule build and run build The build-server / continuous integration server monitors the version control, checks out any changes and schedules a build against this version. Relation to Selenium testing is that Jenkins can prepare the application and set it up in such a state that you can run the tests against it. Its possible to use Maven as a tool to automate the building,integrating and or setup of the application instead of using shell scripts. Run automated test against build After the build is OK, the build-server checks out and starts the Selenium tests. Maven can be used to build and start tool that is fired by Jenkins to trigger the test start Report failing tests/builds The build-server reports any failing tests in its main overview or sends out e-mail to the person who broke or monitors the build. Alternative tools: Build-tools Build-servers Version control systems



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