Why Selenium Webdriver + Java is a great combination for web service integration testing?
Note: This note is about using Selenium Webdriver with Java. You can also read about using Selenium with Nightwatch JS in this post.
Selenium Webdriver is an amazing tool allowing you to interact with browsers installed in your system. It allows you to create test scenarios like “open this page – check element is visible – click on this button – check something happened”. This testing approach is called behavior-driven development (BDD). In other words – you make a program which will do the same work you do while performing tests during the development process.
Selenium itself is a tool to control a browser. To write testing scenarios you should use a programming language like JS or Java. Full list of supported languages can be found on this page.
Why Java? Java is a very popular programming language having a great library of modules which allow you to interact with databases, SSH servers, etc. Due to this you will create extremely powerful testing scenarios.