selenium-webdriver Wait Fluent Wait


Fluent wait is a superclass of explicit wait (WebDriverWait) that is more configurable since it can accept an argument to the wait function. I'll pass on implicit wait, since it's a best practice to avoid it.

Usage (Java):

Wait wait = new FluentWait<>(this.driver)
        .withTimeout(driverTimeoutSeconds, TimeUnit.SECONDS)
        .pollingEvery(500, TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS)

WebElement foo = wait.until(ExpectedConditions.presenceOfElementLocated(By.yourBy));

// or use your own predicate:
WebElement foo = wait.until(new Function() {
  public WebElement apply(WebDriver driver) {
    return element.getText().length() > 0;

When you use Explicit wait with it's defaults it's simply a FluentWait<WebDriver> with defaults of: DEFAULT_SLEEP_TIMEOUT = 500; and ignoring NotFoundException.