Selenium is a library that has been used for testing software on browsers. It automates through code, how a user clicks and uses the webpages. It helps teams to come up with test coverage that mimics the users.
Selenium supports a multitude of languages. The most popular being Java, Ruby, and Python. Each language has a wrapper library around selenium that helps to drive automation in browsers.
Though Selenium tests help to automate a lot of UI testing, these tests are complicated because of the following:
We at RocketApex consider the following before answering this question:
By using an abstracted layer of tests above Selenium, we have found that the complexity of Selenium tests decreases. It becomes maintainable and usable. Also, flakiness is addressed as and when it occurs, and thus tech debts are paid immediately. We have seen that having a UI test suite helps immensely over some time.