Beginning with Selenium 3.0 Automation – Part III (Setup your project and Configure build path)
With your basic idea about Selenium, it is time to begin with the actual Selenium coding.
What do you need?
- Download and install the latest Java on your machine.
You need to have (Pre-requisites)
- Java Development Kit (JDK)
- Install it from
2. Install Eclipse on your machine.
Java being the preferred language due to its simplicity and dynamic handling, it is advised to have Eclipse IDE.
You can install from
(Get the right Eclipse based on your machine 32 bit or 64 bit feature).
3. Download the Selenium Java Client Driver
- Selenium Client Driver is needed for ensuring compatibility with different languages that we make use of.
- It is available for different language formats like C#, Ruby, Python and Java.
- You can download the Java Client Driver from
On visiting this link you will view the following. Pick the one appropriate for you.
- Once you download the zip for the Client drivers, you can install into a folder which will be subsequently imported into Eclipse.
4. Configure your Eclipse IDE with the Selenium WebDriver.
How do you do it?
- First, initiate or launch your Eclipse.
- It will prompt you to identify and select your “Workspace”. Select the right folder and proceed.
- Now create a Java Project by File >> New >> Java Project.
- Enter a project name. Example “Project_Automation”.
5. Create a Project in Eclipse
- The project is created by File >> New >> Java Project
What you will see?
On creating the project, you will see the following structure.
Expand it to see what it holds inside the project.
Expand and right click the “src” folder to create a new class.
At last, your class is created. Hope you have no problems until now.
6. Setting the BUILD PATH
- Before we proceed with any coding under the class, you will need to set the build path.
- Remember the Selenium Client Drivers you have downloaded and saved into a folder.
- Now is the time to set the properties to those client driver files.
- Right click the Project and select “Properties” option.
- Select the sub-option “Java Build Path”
- Click the “Libraries” tab.
- Click the “Add External JARs” button and select all the Java Client driver files.
Once the reference is set and done, there you are…
On the build path being set, will reflect in the “Referenced Libraries” folder.
Next section will deal with the creation of the Selenium script…