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Source Code Revealed New Google Music Features; New ChromeDriver Helps Test Web Apps on Chrome

ChromeDriver ToolGoogle released “ChromeDriver,” a standalone server which implements WebDriver’s wire protocol. The new tool help testing websites with Chrome that implements the open source WebDriver wire protocol so it can easily be integrated with an existing WebDriver test suite.

For those who aren’t familiar with WebDriver, “Simply put, WebDriver presents an object-based API for automating the web from a real users perspective, such as clicking elements on a page and typing into text fields.”

“The WebDriver API is available for many popular browsers. Each browser has its own driver, with ChromeDriver, of course, supporting the WebDriver API for Google Chrome. Unlike other drivers which are maintained by the open source Selenium/WebDriver team, ChromeDriver is developed by Chromium, the open source project that Google Chrome is based on,” posted Google.

Besides a new ChromeDriver release, Google also launched a new website that will serve as the central location for all things relating to ChromeDriver at http://code.google.com/p/chromedriver.

Also, in other Google News; Google’s music service dubbed “Google Music” source code recently revealed a few references to some new features.

Google Music Labs

The source code has a reference of a new “Music Labs” page that probably will include new ways to organize and visualize your songs. “Google Play music player labs is a testing ground for experimental features that aren’t quite ready for primetime. They may change, break, or disappear at any time.” For now, this section is empty.

There’s also a new page for uploading music. “Right now, you can only upload songs using the Music Manager software, but that may change in the future.”

Google Music: Upload Songs Feature

Google Music History

Another new section called “history” could show a list of songs you’ve recently played.

Google Music could also add a roulette view and some charts for visualizing how often you play certain songs.

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