Selenium automates browsers.
That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you.
Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can and should!
Selenium has the support of some of the largest browser vendors who have taken or are taking steps to make Selenium a native part of their browser. It is also the core technology in countless other browser automation tools, APIs and frameworks.
Emulation is ok, but you never know until you use the real thing, same with any device testing! Which IE versions do you test for these days?
I try to use site specific usage stats, but usually that means IE11 and Edge. On some of the sites my charity is responsible for, there are still non-negligible cohorts of IE8 and IE9 users.
With something like BrowserStack, this sort of quick testing is actually much easier than when we used to faff around with local VMs. I've used both Browserstack and VirtualBox. VirtualBox works well but comes with a bit of set up time and space on your hard drive.
Browserstack comes with cost but is much quicker to get rolling. I'm not sure of any other realistic options other than having a auxilary Windows -based machine.
It lets you use a virtual machine on the Microsoft cloud to run Internet Explorer on your local machine using a remote desktop application. This results in Internet Explorer running on your Mac OS X exactly like a native app window. It provides a connection method called Microsoft. Web development can be a complicated business. We now live in a world where a responsive website is absolutely essential. Not only that, but.
I can reboot and go into windows 10 to test but rarely do. I'm currently using crossbrowsertesting.
It's tiny, portable, and just the right amount of slow! Designer News is a large, global community of people working or interested in design and technology.
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