A survey of the selenium ecosystem Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2020

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 29

issue

  • 7

volume

  • 9

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2079-9292

abstract

  • Selenium is often considered the de-facto standard framework for end-to-end web testing nowadays. It allows practitioners to drive web browsers (such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Opera) in an automated fashion using different language bindings (such as Java, Python, or JavaScript, among others). The term ecosystem, referring to the open-source software domain, includes various components, tools, and other interrelated elements sharing the same technological background. This article presents a descriptive survey aimed to understand how the community uses Selenium and its ecosystem. This survey is structured in seven categories: Selenium foundations, test development, system under test, test infrastructure, other frameworks, community, and personal experience. In light of the current state of Selenium, we analyze future challenges and opportunities around it.

keywords

  • automated software testing; web; selenium; software ecosystems