To make the best use of our website you need to get set-up with a C# development environment that includes Selenium WebDriver and a few other key components.
You’ll need to:
- Have a Windows PC that you can use for your Dev-in-Test practice
- Install the latest browsers of Chrome, FireFox, IE and Edge
- Install Visual Studio, we recommend the Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition if you don’t have a paid-for version
- Set-up and account with GitHub and learn the basics of using it
To follow along exactly as we show you’ll need a Windows PC. While a little tweaking will see everything work equally as well on various *nix flavours, we chose Windows as it’s the most common in the home and workplace.
To demonstrate the scope of testing that Selenium and C# can support we’ll need to have a number of web browsers installed. These are Chrome and FireFox along with Internet Explorer and Edge.
We’ll mainly be using C# code which is part of the .NET Framework. Alongside you can expect a few other files such as some HTML, CSS, BAT, XML, etc.
As a supplementary tool, we suggest you set up a GitHub account to store your code. Not essential, but it’ll make life easier and sooner or later you’ll have to start working with code repositories.
Don’t worry, if anything else is needed along the way, we’ll make that clear and explain how to get set-up with it.
The Selenium Guys