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Headless Browser Testing with Selenium

As of now, you might have been running your browser automation test with Selenium, visualizing every browser event occurring from your driver script. Normally, we use the command “WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();” to launch an automated Chrome browser and to get a graphical user interface in our system. What if, we use the same command with just a little modification and when we run our Selenium script, our automated browser doesn’t even launch, however, our tests get fully executed?

Yes, this is possible. As a best Software Testing Services Provider, we like to share a dive deep into this topic.

What Is Headless Browser?

A headless browser is one that works like other browsers, but the only difference is they aren’t visual on a desktop which means there is no graphical user interface (GUI). A headless browser is used to automate the browser without launching the browser. While the tests are running, we could not see the browser but we can see the test results coming on the console.

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The Need for Headless Browser Testing

Drawbacks of Headless Browser Testing

Selenium Support for Headless Browsers

Conclusion:

The basic objective of this article is to show how to run our Selenium Test Automation Services in a headless mode which means executing our test cases on a browser that doesn’t have a GUI. The primary reason to run our tests in headless mode is to perform maximum execution in minimum time and to perform various other tasks on the same machine without unsettling the automated browsers. So, guys give it a try, this just includes little modification in your existing test script. Good Luck, Happy Testing!!!!

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