New languages, browsers and Selenium version

Nerrvana now supports – PHP 5.4.1 (with PHPUnit 3.6.10), Java 1.7.0, Python 2.7.3 (with nose 1.1.2, Selenium 1.0.3), Perl 5.14.2 and Ruby 1.9.3p194.

Selenium was updated to 2.29.0. We added support for Firefox 18, Chrome 24, Opera 12.14 on Windows XP and Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 only.

Here you can see a full list of platforms supported today by Nerrvana.

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  1. sumit kher says:

    I am comparatively new to selenium and played a little with selenium IDE, and trying to do with selenium rc. I am baffled to use the scripting language there. Can you tell me what is the most used language in selenium across industries? And also I came across this course os selenium automated web browser testing is this good? If someone does in Java and he joins a company where everyone does in ruby, then it’ll be a pain to learn ruby again. And also it would be great if you address any comparison about the available languages like (perl, python, ruby, java etc.) or tell me any other guidance would really appreciate help and also i would like to thank for all the information you are providing.

  2. Dmitry says:

    I can not point out the most popular language to use with Selenium. But as far as I see Java, Python and Ruby communities are the biggest, and frameworks based on or supporting Selenium on these languages testify this (Robot Framework, Thucydides, Cucumber/Capybara).

    However, the “native” language for Selenium is obviously Java, Java driver is always up-to-date.

    But answering your question, I don’t think there is problem in language choice as the primary goal is to learn Selenium itself, as all languages have almost identical Selenium drivers – the same methods, same classes. So writing tests on Selenium has much more browser-specific, site-specific problems which are the same in all languages than driver language-specific issues.

    So I suggest you should use any language you like to learn Selenium.