What is RemoteWebDriver?

  • RemoteWebDriver is an implementation class of the WebDriver interface that a test script developer can use to execute their test scripts via the RemoteWebDriver server on a remote machine.

 

  • There are two parts to RemoteWebDriver: a server and a client

 

  • The RemoteWebDriver server is a component that listens on a port for various requests from a RemoteWebDriver client. Once it receives the requests, it forwards them to any of the following: Firefox Driver, IE Driver, or Chrome Driver, whichever is asked.

 

  • The language-binding client libraries that serve as a RemoteWebDriver client. The client, as it used to when executing tests locally, translates your test script requests to JSON payload and sends them across to the RemoteWebDriver server using the JSON wire protocol.

 

  • When you execute your tests locally, the WebDriver client libraries talk to your Firefox Driver, IE Driver, or Chrome Driver directly. Now, when you try to execute your tests remotely, the WebDriver client libraries talk to the RemoteWebDriver server and the server talks to either the Firefox Driver, IE Driver, or Chrome Driver, whichever the WebDriver client asks for.