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Mar 21, 2016 - 2 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog Training Courses WebDriver

Upgrade to Selenium WebDriver 2.53.0 and ChromeDriver 2.21

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Selenium WebDriver 2.53.0 is available
Selenium WebDriver 2.53.0 is available

Upgrade to Selenium WebDriver 2.53.0

I’ve just updated my online Selenium 2 WebDriver with Java course to use version 2.53.0 of Selenium WebDriver. Change Log

I mainly update due to browser changes but this update required a code fix.

Selenium WebDriver 2.53.0

Minor code fix in the pom.xml to add a dependency on the new Htmlunit driver project.


The package structure in the htmlunit driver was left the same so all I had to amend was the pom file

<webdriver.<span class="hljs-property">version</span>><span class="hljs-number">2.53</span><span class="hljs-number">.0</span></webdriver.<span class="hljs-property">version</span>>
<junit.<span class="hljs-property">version</span>><span class="hljs-number">4.11</span></junit.<span class="hljs-property">version</span>>
<hamcrest.<span class="hljs-property">version</span>><span class="hljs-number">1.3</span></hamcrest.<span class="hljs-property">version</span>>
<htmlunitdriver.<span class="hljs-property">version</span>><span class="hljs-number">2.20</span></htmlunitdriver.<span class="hljs-property">version</span>>

And the include for HTMLUnit became:

<span class="hljs-comment"><!-- from WebDriver 2.53.0 HTMLUnit is no longer distributed with Selenium WebDriver --></span>
<span class="hljs-comment"><!-- https://github.com/SeleniumHQ/htmlunit-driver --></span>
<span class="hljs-comment"><!-- need to bring in the htmlunit driver on its own --></span>
<span class="hljs-comment"><!-- https://github.com/SeleniumHQ/selenium/blob/master/java/CHANGELOG --></span>
<span class="hljs-tag"><<span class="hljs-title">dependency</span>></span>
    <span class="hljs-tag"><<span class="hljs-title">groupId</span>></span>org.seleniumhq.selenium<span class="hljs-tag"></<span class="hljs-title">groupId</span>></span>
    <span class="hljs-tag"><<span class="hljs-title">artifactId</span>></span>htmlunit-driver<span class="hljs-tag"></<span class="hljs-title">artifactId</span>></span>
    <span class="hljs-tag"><<span class="hljs-title">version</span>></span>${htmlunitdriver.version}<span class="hljs-tag"></<span class="hljs-title">version</span>></span>
<span class="hljs-tag"></<span class="hljs-title">dependency</span>></span>

ChromeDriver 2.21

I also had to update my build machine to use 2.21 ChromeDriver.

When I did this I discovered that this version has fixed some Cookie bugs when working against Google Chrome.


So I amended my tests to cater for this as well.

I’ve uploaded the code to my online training course existing students can download the amended code from the course materials section.