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Re: Migrate from Perl to any automation tool

by davido (Archbishop)
on Oct 04, 2011 at 07:28 UTC ( #929460=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Migrate from Perl to any automation tool

From "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 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.


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Re^2: Migrate from Perl to any automation tool
by Shailendra (Initiate) on Oct 04, 2011 at 08:16 UTC
    Thanks Davido for your explanation.
      Hey Davido Thats clear now. But have some query that currently I am just executing my test scripts which I wrote in Perl with the help of eclipse editor. I am executing my scripts at server side which is UNIX based machine. Then how the selenium tool is fit in this scenario. How it will helpful , If I want to run all test script with selenium tool.

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[Eily]: Discipulus that's a chess joke BTW right? Because bishops don't walk straight :D
[choroba]: stop making chessy jokes about bishops!
[choroba]: I mean cheesy
[LanX]: lol
[ambrus]: no, the chess bishop itself is a joke on real bi-shops
[ambrus]: or at least on the stereotype of bi-shops
[choroba]: we call chess bishops "archers"
[Eily]: choroba sorry, I had to get that off my chess
[ambrus]: chess certainly hasn't started those stereotypes, like how kings aren't that powerful but has convinced their whole country to work for them, etc. it's just poured them to a nice clean form that would easily get propagated.

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