Name of Selenium

Posted by Patrice Neff Tue, 05 Sep 2006

Selenium is a open-source framework for functional testing of web applications. Today we found out the most likely reason for it’s naming.
Intervention to minimise the toxic effects of mercury and other free radical inducers is feasible for both the dental team and patients. Probably the most effective protective agent against the hazards of mercury poisoning is the element selenium.

Mercury apparently produces some test software that’s not well-liked with developers. Or so I gather as I have never worked with it myself.

Nice geek humour.