Appium vs Selenium: What are the differences?
Developers describe Appium as "Automation for iOS and Android Apps". Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid, and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol. Appium is sponsored by Sauce Labs and a thriving community of open source developers. On the other hand, Selenium is detailed as "Web Browser Automation". 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.
Appium can be classified as a tool in the "Mobile Testing Frameworks" category, while Selenium is grouped under "Browser Testing".
"Webdriverio support" is the primary reason why developers consider Appium over the competitors, whereas "Automates browsers" was stated as the key factor in picking Selenium.
Appium and Selenium are both open source tools. It seems that Selenium with 14.9K GitHub stars and 4.97K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Appium with 9.66K GitHub stars and 3.94K GitHub forks.
MIT, Typeform, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Selenium, whereas Appium is used by Intuit, PedidosYa, and A+E Networks. Selenium has a broader approval, being mentioned in 777 company stacks & 442 developers stacks; compared to Appium, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.
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가장 강력한 웹 UI / UX 테스트 툴 이지만, 문제도 많다. iframe 안에 있는 건 잘 select 가 안되기도 하고, 화면이 작아 컴포넌트가 화면에 보이지 않으면 또 select 할 수 없다. 하지만 브라우저를 있는 그대로 제어 할 수 있다는 게 가장 큰 매력이다.
ps. selenide 와 같이 쓰면 코드가 많이 개선된다.
Maintaining and expanding automated regression tests is one of my primary responsibilities at CrowdTwist. We use Selenium to test the front-end parts of our platform.
Used Selenium web-driver for automated QA testing in continuous integration and continuous deployment.
- Navigating our site for tests
- Navigating other sites that discriminate against non-human visitors
Selenium is a great way to automatically test if a build is sane and can be deployed.