AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) vs Selenium: What are the differences?
What is AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)? Automatically distribute your incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances. With Elastic Load Balancing, you can add and remove EC2 instances as your needs change without disrupting the overall flow of information. If one EC2 instance fails, Elastic Load Balancing automatically reroutes the traffic to the remaining running EC2 instances. If the failed EC2 instance is restored, Elastic Load Balancing restores the traffic to that instance. Elastic Load Balancing offers clients a single point of contact, and it can also serve as the first line of defense against attacks on your network. You can offload the work of encryption and decryption to Elastic Load Balancing, so your servers can focus on their main task.
What is Selenium? 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.
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) belongs to "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" category of the tech stack, while Selenium can be primarily classified under "Browser Testing".
"Easy" is the top reason why over 46 developers like AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), while over 149 developers mention "Automates browsers" as the leading cause for choosing Selenium.
Selenium is an open source tool with 14.9K GitHub stars and 4.97K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Selenium's open source repository on GitHub.
MIT, Typeform, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Selenium, whereas AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) is used by Coursera, 9GAG, and Quora. Selenium has a broader approval, being mentioned in 777 company stacks & 440 developers stacks; compared to AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), which is listed in 723 company stacks and 314 developer stacks.