Web app test framework Selenium 2.0 now available
Selenium 2.0, the web testing framework, has been released. The last stable release of Selenium, 1.0.3, was in February 2010. Selenium is made up of an IDE for recording interaction with web applications, a remote control server which runs the tests in multiple browsers and a grid system for distributing tests across multiple servers.
The release also includes support in the Selenium server for distributed testing using Selenium Grid; this supports testing using the original Selenium API and WebDriver. The developers are adding support for the new features to Selenium's IDE and expect to release version 1.1.0 of the IDE – which will export code in all four of the supported languages – next week. The developers feel they have reached a point with Selenium 2.0 where they expect the APIs to only change a little in the future and they will initially concentrate on fixing any "niggles and bugs" in the "solid release".
Selenium 2.0 is a drop-in replacement for Selenium 1.x users, who will find many bug fixes and stability improvements too. The new release is available to download and all Selenium projects are licensed under the Apache 2.0 Licence.