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Alternatives to Robot Framework

Selenium, Cucumber, Cypress, TestNG, and Gauge are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Robot Framework.
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What is Robot Framework and what are its top alternatives?

It is a generic test automation framework for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development. It has easy-to-use tabular test data syntax and it utilizes the keyword-driven testing approach. Its testing capabilities can be extended by test libraries implemented either with Python or Java, and users can create new higher-level keywords from existing ones using the same syntax that is used for creating test cases.
Robot Framework is a tool in the Testing Frameworks category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Robot Framework

  • Selenium

    Selenium

    Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well. ...

  • Cucumber

    Cucumber

    Cucumber is a tool that supports Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) - a software development process that aims to enhance software quality and reduce maintenance costs. ...

  • Cypress

    Cypress

    Cypress is a front end automated testing application created for the modern web. Cypress is built on a new architecture and runs in the same run-loop as the application being tested. As a result Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Cypress works on any front-end framework or website. ...

  • TestNG

    TestNG

    It is a testing framework designed to simplify a broad range of testing needs, it covers all categories of tests: unit, functional, end-to-end, integration, etc.Run your tests in arbitrarily big thread pools with various policies available (all methods in their own thread, one thread per test class, etc. ...

  • Gauge

    Gauge

    Gauge is created by ThoughtWorks. Gauge let you write tests in plain-speak and refactor fearlessly. Gauge’s pluggable architecture allows you to customize your environment so you can write tests in the language and IDE of your choice. ...

  • Katalon Studio

    Katalon Studio

    Katalon Studio is a free and robust automation solution for API, Web and Mobile testing. It integrates all necessary components with built-in keywords and project templates into a complete automation framework. Katalon Studio is easy-to-use for new users but still offers advanced capabilities for experienced users. The solution is trusted by an active community of over 150K users from 150+ countries around the world. ...

  • pytest

    pytest

    A framework makes it easy to write small tests, yet scales to support complex functional testing for applications and libraries. It is a mature full-featured Python testing tool. ...

  • behave

    behave

    It is behaviour-driven development, Python style. It uses tests written in a natural language style, backed up by Python code. ...

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    Automates browsers
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    Testing
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    Essential tool for running test automation
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    Record-Playback
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    Remote Control
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    Data crawling
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    Supports end to end testing
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    Functional testing
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    Easy set up
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    The Most flexible monitoring system
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    Easy to integrate with build tools
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    End to End Testing
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    Comparing the performance selenium is faster than jasm
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    Record and playback
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    Compatible with Python
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    Easy to scale
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    Integrated into Selenium-Jupiter framework
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    Slow as needs to make browser (even with no gui)

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Lead Architect at Fresha · | 27 upvotes · 1.2M views

When you think about test automation, it’s crucial to make it everyone’s responsibility (not just QA Engineers'). We started with Selenium and Java, but with our platform revolving around Ruby, Elixir and JavaScript, QA Engineers were left alone to automate tests. Cypress was the answer, as we could switch to JS and simply involve more people from day one. There's a downside too, as it meant testing on Chrome only, but that was "good enough" for us + if really needed we can always cover some specific cases in a different way.

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Benjamin Poon
QA Manager - Engineering at HBC Digital · | 8 upvotes · 750.6K views

For our digital QA organization to support a complex hybrid monolith/microservice architecture, our team took on the lofty goal of building out a commonized UI test automation framework. One of the primary requisites included a technical minimalist threshold such that an engineer or analyst with fundamental knowledge of JavaScript could automate their tests with greater ease. Just to list a few: - Nightwatchjs - Selenium - Cucumber - GitHub - Go.CD - Docker - ExpressJS - React - PostgreSQL

With this structure, we're able to combine the automation efforts of each team member into a centralized repository while also providing new relevant metrics to business owners.

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PROS OF CUCUMBER
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    Nice report
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    Huge community
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    Benjamin Poon
    QA Manager - Engineering at HBC Digital · | 8 upvotes · 750.6K views

    For our digital QA organization to support a complex hybrid monolith/microservice architecture, our team took on the lofty goal of building out a commonized UI test automation framework. One of the primary requisites included a technical minimalist threshold such that an engineer or analyst with fundamental knowledge of JavaScript could automate their tests with greater ease. Just to list a few: - Nightwatchjs - Selenium - Cucumber - GitHub - Go.CD - Docker - ExpressJS - React - PostgreSQL

    With this structure, we're able to combine the automation efforts of each team member into a centralized repository while also providing new relevant metrics to business owners.

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    Sarah Elson
    Product Growth at LambdaTest · | 4 upvotes · 323.4K views

    @producthunt LambdaTest Selenium JavaScript Java Python PHP Cucumber TeamCity CircleCI With this new release of LambdaTest automation, you can run tests across an Online Selenium Grid of 2000+ browsers and OS combinations to perform cross browser testing. This saves you from the pain of maintaining the infrastructure and also saves you the licensing costs for browsers and operating systems. #testing #Seleniumgrid #Selenium #testautomation #automation #webdriver #producthunt hunted

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    Cypress

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      Easy us with CI
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      Npm install cypress only
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      Good for beginner automation engineers
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      Cypress is weak at cross-browser testing
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      Switch tabs : Cypress can'nt support
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      No file upload support
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      No xPath support
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      No multiple domain support
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      No page object support
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      Re-run failed tests retries not supported yet
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      Cypress doesn't support native app
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      No support for multiple tab control
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      No support for multiple browser control
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      No support for Safari
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      $20/user/thread for reports
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      Not freeware
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      Adobe
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      No 'WD wire protocol' support
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      Using a non-standard automation protocol

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    Robert Zuber

    We are in the process of adopting Next.js as our React framework and using Storybook to help build our React components in isolation. This new part of our frontend is written in TypeScript, and we use Emotion for CSS/styling. For delivering data, we use GraphQL and Apollo. Jest, Percy, and Cypress are used for testing.

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        Gauge

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        Open source test automation tool that is simple and flexible to use, written in golang and completely hackable.
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