Thu 16 Jun 2016
It was nearly a year ago that Microsoft shipped their first implementation of WebDriver. I remember being so excited as I wrote a blog post about it.
This week, Apple have said that they are going to be shipping a version of WebDriver that will allow people to drive Safari 10 in macOS. In the release notes they have created
safari driver that will be shipping with the OS.
In addition to new Web Inspector features in Safari 10, we are also bringing native WebDriver support to macOS. https://t.co/PfwmkRIBIV— WebKit (@webkit) June 15, 2016
If you have ever wondered why this is important? Have a read of my last blog post. In Firefox 47 Selenium caused Firefox to crash on startup. The Mozilla implementation of WebDriver, called Marionette and GeckoDriver, would never have hit this problem because test failures and crashes like this would lead to patches being reverted and never shipped to end users.
Many congratulations to the Apple team for making this happen!