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My automation journey so far

First encounter with automation I was introduced to QTP back in 2012. I found it a nice tool that lets you automate almost everything. I was intrigued by it and started using it extensively to automate mundane tasks like generating invoices, automating password reset flow to something complex like performing operations like mocking user's shopping flow. There are pro's and con's of using QTP. Amongst the cons the biggest one of which was when it is in use you cannot do anything on your machine. I started looking out for alternatives and was introduced to selenium in 2014. It was an amazing tool and it had so much potential. There were so many advantages over QTP, it was fast, it supported many languages. With those languages came their own set of libraries that unlocked a new level of innovation.I started using selenium extensively with Java. I started slow, thanks to its simplicity, within a month I was able to automate almost anything related to websites, including cross