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Re: Migrate from Perl to any automation toolby davido (Archbishop)
|on Oct 04, 2011 at 07:28 UTC||Need Help??|
From http://seleniumhq.org/: "Selenium automates browsers. That's it. What you do with that power is entirely up to you."
It could be that's exactly what you're after.
From perl: "Over the years, Perl has grown into a general-purpose programming language. It's widely used for everything from quick "one-liners" to full-scale application development.
It could be that's exactly what you want. ...or not.
With flexibility and power comes the additional burden of complexity. If you find the simpler tool to provide you with all the capabilities you need, and you find that the more elaborate tool is burdensome, Perl's proponents aren't going to try to talk you out of using the tool which you find to be the better fit. The Perlish way is to grab the appropriate tool for the job.
However, if you do find that the issue isn't entirely black and white, you could incorporate both tools into your workflow. I see that there are at least 23 modules on CPAN that deal in various points of integration with Selenium. Just try http://search.cpan.org with the search term selenium. It's amazing how "on target" it seems that many of the modules look to be for someone who wants to benefit from both tools.