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Selenium WebDriver Practical Guide by Satya Avasarala

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Chapter 8. Understanding Selenium Grid

Now that we know what Remote WebDriver is and how it works, we are ready to learn about Selenium Grid. In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Why we need Selenium Grid
  • What Selenium Grid is
  • How we can use Selenium Grid
  • Test cases using Selenium Grid
  • Configuring Selenium Grid

Exploring Selenium Grid

Let us try to understand why we need Selenium Grid by analyzing a scenario. You have a web application that you have to test on the IE 8 browser on Windows XP platform, IE 10 browser on Windows 8, Chrome on Mac OS X, and Firefox on Red Hat Linux machines. This can be achieved by altering your test case to point to the Remote WebDriver running on the target platform (that is, Windows XP, Windows 8, Mac, or ...

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