#100DaysOfCode in Python Transcripts
Chapter: Days 73-75: Automate tasks with Selenium
Lecture: Concepts: what did we learn
0:00 Right, let's review what we've learned so far.
0:03 The most basic example
0:05 of Selenium, the hello world, so to say.
0:08 You create a driver object.
0:10 You go to python.org.
0:12 You find the search field, named queue.
0:14 You populated the data and we submit it by hitting return.
0:20 We saw that Selenium actually opens your browser.
0:22 You see it doing it in real time which is pretty cool.
0:31 And here we make assertions based
0:34 on the page source that changed after the action.
0:38 Now we're going to do a more fun and practical example,
0:41 scraping my Packt account which you see here
0:43 in the logged in state.
0:47 We retrieve the login URL and loaded user and password
0:50 from the environment variables
0:52 and send them to the login form.
0:54 We submitted the form by hitting enter.
0:58 Then we found the My eBooks link and clicked it
1:01 to actually go to the my eBooks site you see at the left.
1:05 We identified the HTML that contains the books
1:08 and did some parsing to get all the titles and their ids.
1:12 And this is pretty cool to further extend
1:14 to make a download app or whatever.
1:17 And the second app was the PyBites banner generator
1:21 which we fully automated using Selenium.
1:24 Again, we logged in with the credentials.
1:29 We found the corresponding HTML.
1:31 In this case, we had to populate the form
1:34 to send data to the server.
1:38 And finally we closed the driver.
1:41 This led to an automated banner.
1:43 Awesome because, imagine you have
1:45 to create like 200 for some campaign.
1:47 Well, with Selenium, it becomes very easy.
1:51 And now it's your turn.
1:52 Keep calm and code in Python.