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3.6 out of 5 stars
Selenium Testing Tools Cookbook
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VINE VOICEon 10 May 2014
“Selenium Testing Tools Cookbook” by Unmesh Gundecha is one of those books that is worth reading twice. It’s worth reading before starting work with Selenium WebDriver, then reading again after doing some real-life WebDriver test automation. Hit the difficult bits to automate, work out your own solution, then on second reading of this book see if there are any bits that with hindsight you could use to improve your solution.

This book contains enough information to automate cross-browser and mobile-browser testing, although to do it well it does help to have a strong background in asynchronous systems, HTML and GUIs. There are a few errors in the book, but they are things that the reader should spot quickly enough to not waste much time on.

The book is written for people developing automation in a number of languages. I am currently working in C#, but it also covers Java, Python and Ruby. Subject matter includes the various methods of identifying controls, working with common controls, synchronisation, the Page Object Model, data-driven testing, performance testing, HTML5 and mobile browsers (most using emulators and devices). It covers use of some other tools for extending the use of WebDriver, and it also includes some reasonable examples of extensions. It’s a good range of material, written in a way that is easy for anybody with reasonable coding experience to follow and utilise.

Whilst it could have gone into a little more depth on best practices, particularly around synchronisation, this is a very useful book that I would recommend to anybody working with Selenium. It’s not perfect, but it’s better than the other Selenium-related books I have looked at.
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on 21 December 2013
In my opinion this book should be a 3 stars because it contains some incorrect examples. However this is the best book I've found on Selenium WebDriver and if one wants to learn this technology, then this book has definitely everything that's required. Most of the examples are correct, but others don't work, especially when it comes to more advanced stuff, such as BDD with Selenium (Cucumber and JBehave).

The book covers the basics very well and it also provides some good solutions and patterns for more advanced stuff, and that's why I'm giving it 4 stars.
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on 9 April 2014
This book is a reasonable introduction to Selenium, it covers a fair amount but could be simpler. It tries to be too geeky in its approach rather than be factual in what it is trying to get across.
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