Installing Java Development Kit (JDK)
Install Java Development Kit (JDK) on your machine before starting the Selenium journey. Selenium relies on Java to work its magic. It’s the essential tool that lets you take control of different web browsers.
Download the Selenium WebDriver for your preferred programming language directly from the Selenium website and leverage LambdaTest’s compatibility to enhance your browser testing capabilities. Installing Selenium WebDriver
Configuring the Development Environment
Now, let’s get your development environment set up just right.
Setting up an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Pick an IDE that matches your coding preferences. For instance, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, and Visual Studio Code function well with Selenium. These IDEs come with features that facilitate your automation testing procedures.
Configuring the WebDriver for Specific Browsers
Selenium does not rely on one browser. It is possible to customize it to function with different browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and many more. Ensure you have the necessary browser drivers, which must also be in your computer’s PATH. These drivers are intended for communication with the browsers that you may eventually choose within the framework of Selenium WebDriver.
Installing and Configuring a Build Tool (e.g., Maven or Gradle)
Using build tools such as Maven and Gradle to manage dependencies and builds can be very easy. They make setting up the project easy and help to organize libraries, thereby making your selenium project neat and effective to use.