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Mastering Selenium WebDriver by Mark Collin

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Running your tests in parallel

Running your tests in parallel means different things to different people, as follows:

  • Running all of your tests against multiple browsers at the same time
  • Running your tests against multiple instances of the same browser

Should we run our tests in parallel to increase coverage?

I'm sure that, when you are writing automated tests to make sure things work with the website you are testing, you are initially told that your website has to work on all browsers. The reality is that this is just not true. There are many browsers out there and it's just not feasible to support everything. For example, will your AJAX-intensive site that has the odd Flash object work in the Lynx browser?

Tip

Lynx is a text-based web browser that ...

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