Applitools vs Gradle

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Applitools vs Gradle: What are the differences?

What is Applitools? Applitools, the leaders in Visual AI and architects of the world’s most intelligent test automation platform. Applitools delivers the next generation of test automation powered by AI assisted computer vision technology known as Visual AI. Visual AI helps Developers, Test Automation Engineers and QA professionals release high-quality web and mobile .

What is Gradle? A powerful build system for the JVM. Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites.

Applitools can be classified as a tool in the "In-Browser Testing" category, while Gradle is grouped under "Java Build Tools".

Some of the features offered by Applitools are:

  • Integration with functional testing tools
  • Automated visual comparisons of application pages
  • Validation interface

On the other hand, Gradle provides the following key features:

  • Declarative builds and build-by-convention
  • Language for dependency based programming
  • Structure your build

Gradle is an open source tool with 11.7K GitHub stars and 3.39K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Gradle's open source repository on GitHub.

Netflix, Udemy, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use Gradle, whereas Applitools is used by Wix, Secret Escapes, and Mark43. Gradle has a broader approval, being mentioned in 965 company stacks & 6664 developers stacks; compared to Applitools, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 30 developer stacks.

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Pros of Applitools
Pros of Gradle
  • 3
    Visual AI is 99.9999% accurate
  • 2
    Augments any testing framework - easy to implement
  • 2
    AI & ML eliminate false positives (vs. pixel-based))
  • 2
    Test against multiple browsers, viewports, and devices
  • 2
    Fast cross-browser test execution
  • 2
    Increase test coverage - finds functional & visual bugs
  • 1
    Reduce test code & locators
  • 1
    Visual AI is 5.8X more efficient
  • 110
    Flexibility
  • 51
    Easy to use
  • 47
    Groovy dsl
  • 22
    Slow build time
  • 10
    Crazy memory leaks
  • 8
    Fast incremental builds
  • 5
    Kotlin DSL
  • 1
    Windows Support

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Cons of Applitools
Cons of Gradle
  • 2
    Lot of bugs
  • 2
    Problems with integration
  • 2
    Documentation not clear
  • 2
    Cannot do well with low res images
  • 2
    Mismatched image test results
  • 2
    Ambiguous
  • 2
    Colours with small contrast diff are not identified
  • 8
    Inactionnable documentation
  • 6
    It is just the mess of Ant++
  • 4
    Hard to decide: ten or more ways to achieve one goal
  • 2
    Bad Eclipse tooling
  • 2
    Dependency on groovy

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What is Applitools?

Applitools delivers the next generation of test automation powered by AI assisted computer vision technology known as Visual AI. Visual AI helps Developers, Test Automation Engineers and QA professionals release high-quality web and mobile

What is Gradle?

Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites.

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What are some alternatives to Applitools and Gradle?
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.
Percy
Catch visual bugs in static & dynamic UI components with Percy. Ensure your website’s UI reliability in dynamic environments. Detect and resolve bugs at speed for each component across browsers and viewports.
Galen
It is a tool for testing layout of responsive web apps. It is based on Selenium and has a special language for testing page layout
BrowserStack
BrowserStack is the world’s largest cloud platform for software testing, with 20,000+ real Android and iOS devices that allow developers to comprehensively test their websites and apps for functionality, performance, and visual appeal.
Testim
It uses artificial intelligence to speed-up the authoring, execution, and maintenance of automated tests.
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