Step by Step Selenium With Python – Part 1

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In this series, We going to learn about the create a Test Suite in the Python. Let’s not waste much of the time lets start as quickly as possible.


Things you know before.

1. Selenium – Testing Framework
2. Python – Basic Python Syntax. – Please install it before proceeding.
3. Brain 😛

About Selenium :

Running selenium server

If you have no clue what is selenium is,Read about Selenium in my other tutorials or you can have a look here for the more http://www.seleniumhq.org, Just for the quick reference, Selenium is Automation framework written in the java that allows you to automate the web application with the different languages support e.g Python,Javascript, Java, Ruby.You can write functional/acceptance tests using Selenium WebDriver.

 

Installing Python bindings for Selenium

Running selenium serverGo to Command prompt or Terminal in the Mac and Type.
Make sure pip is installed on your system.(If not you can install it using this link here)

It will install the python binding for the selenium  to your system.

Step 1 : Running Selenium Server and Install Python Selenium bindings

Let’s run the Selenium Server that listens to our command/Test cases written python and execute them in the browser. Make sure java is installed on your system and its available in the path. If not follow this tutorial. And set up to path here
Download – Selenium server here.

You will see something like this on the command line.

Running selenium server

Selenium Server is up and Running.

Step 2 : Creating a Basic Test in the Selenium with Python and Run it.

Create a File in the Pycharm ( Python Editor) e.g I have made a Folder structure for the upcoming  tutorials also. So This part is Part 1 and I have one file HelloWorld.py that will have the code for the First Test case in python.

In the File, we are going

1. Import the selenium web driver.
2. Create a driver object from FirefoxDriver Class and Open the Borwser.
3. Use get method to go to the URL.
4. Assert the title and Close the Brower.

Run the Test by

File run using python:

Python test running using Pycharm
Python test running using Pycharm

So we have successfully run our first Test, Let’s move to the other Tutorial in the Next Part2.
Hope to see you guys in the next part.

1 thought on “Step by Step Selenium With Python – Part 1”

  1. Don’t work.

    >> pip install selenium

    Collecting selenium
    Using cached selenium-3.8.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl
    Installing collected packages: selenium
    Exception:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/basecommand.py”, line 215, in main
    status = self.run(options, args)
    File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/commands/install.py”, line 342, in run
    prefix=options.prefix_path,
    File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/req/req_set.py”, line 784, in install
    **kwargs
    File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/req/req_install.py”, line 851, in install
    self.move_wheel_files(self.source_dir, root=root, prefix=prefix)
    File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/req/req_install.py”, line 1064, in move_wheel_files
    isolated=self.isolated,
    File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/wheel.py”, line 345, in move_wheel_files
    clobber(source, lib_dir, True)
    File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/wheel.py”, line 316, in clobber
    ensure_dir(destdir)
    File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/utils/__init__.py”, line 83, in ensure_dir
    os.makedirs(path)
    File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/os.py”, line 157, in makedirs
    mkdir(name, mode)
    OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ‘/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/selenium’

    >> from selenium import webdriver

    driver = webdriver.Firefox()
    driver.get(“http://www.python.org”)
    assert “Python” in driver.title
    driver.close()

    Users/aleksey/PycharmProjects/test/venv/bin/python /Users/aleksey/PycharmProjects/test/Part1/HelloWorld.py
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/Users/aleksey/PycharmProjects/test/Part1/HelloWorld.py”, line 1, in
    from selenium import webdriver
    ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘selenium’

    Process finished with exit code 1

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