Selenium Remote Control est un framework de tests fonctionnels issu du projet Selenium, célèbre outil d'automatisation de tests pour navigateurs. Il permet d'exécuter des tests dans des navigateurs du marché, distants ou en local. Il permet d'exécuter les tests Selenium sur des des navigateurs distants en parallèle sur de multiples plateformes et versions dans plusieurs langages de programmation (Java, C#, Python, Perl, Ruby, PHP), grâce à une architecture client/serveur.
Les nombreux éditeurs d’outils de tests fonctionnels ont des approches différentes. On constate que certains offrent un référentiel contenant une collection d’objets-types que le produit est susceptible de rencontrer dans la majorité des cas. D’un autre côté, certains préfèrent initialiser le référentiel uniquement avec les objets reconnus et utilisés par les différents cas de tests.
Gratuit et orienté purement vers les applicatifs sur le net, l’automate de test Selenium permet de travailler sur les langages les plus répandus pour la programmation web tels que C#, JAVA, Perl, PHP, Python ou Ruby. Sa simplicité d’utilisation pour l’enregistrement de tests et son efficacité pour les tests multinavigateurs font de lui un outil ultra productif pour automatiser les tests. Aujourd’hui, les principaux éditeurs de navigation web l’intègrent de façon native afin de faciliter les tests sur leurs platesformes. 
Relay logic was introduced with factory electrification, which underwent rapid adaption from 1900 though the 1920s. Central electric power stations were also undergoing rapid growth and operation of new high pressure boilers, steam turbines and electrical substations created a large demand for instruments and controls. Central control rooms became common in the 1920s, but as late as the early 1930s, most process control was on-off. Operators typically monitored charts drawn by recorders that plotted data from instruments. To make corrections, operators manually opened or closed valves or turned switches on or off. Control rooms also used color coded lights to send signals to workers in the plant to manually make certain changes.[25]

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The logic performed by telephone switching relays was the inspiration for the digital computer. The first commercially successful glass bottle blowing machine was an automatic model introduced in 1905.[37] The machine, operated by a two-man crew working 12-hour shifts, could produce 17,280 bottles in 24 hours, compared to 2,880 bottles made by a crew of six men and boys working in a shop for a day. The cost of making bottles by machine was 10 to 12 cents per gross compared to $1.80 per gross by the manual glassblowers and helpers.

Online shopping could be considered a form of automated retail as the payment and checkout are through an automated Online transaction processing system, with the share of online retail accounting jumping from 5.1% in 2011 to 8.3% in 2016[citation needed]. However, two-thirds of books, music and films are now purchased online. In addition, automation and online shopping could reduce demands for shopping malls, and retail property, which in America is currently estimated to account for 31% of all commercial property or around 7 billion square feet. Amazon has gained much of the growth in recent years for online shopping, accounting for half of the growth in online retail in 2016.[68] Other forms of automation can also be an integral part of online shopping, for example the deployment of automated warehouse robotics such as that applied by Amazon using Kiva Systems.
Engineers can now have numerical control over automated devices. The result has been a rapidly expanding range of applications and human activities. Computer-aided technologies (or CAx) now serve as the basis for mathematical and organizational tools used to create complex systems. Notable examples of CAx include Computer-aided design (CAD software) and Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM software). The improved design, analysis, and manufacture of products enabled by CAx has been beneficial for industry.[55]

I’ve used other automation tools besides VBA. Ubot and iMacros are both excellent, and powerful programs (their own programming languages, really). In some respects they’re easier, and for 99% of web automation tasksg, you really can’t go wrong with either. But I got to where I only used VBA because my programming was getting into Windows API’s and command line calls (Visual Basic is tightly integrated with Windows), plus I often found myself using Excel alongside these programs anyway. I discovered there’s almost nothing VBA can’t do with automating Windows and Internet Explorer (even making IE appear as a different browser), and it seemed to me investing time learning Microsoft’s Visual Basic programming language just made more sense.