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I am looking to purchase one of these tools for Mobile testing for my team. It should support Native, hybrid, and responsive app testing. It should also feature debugging, parallel execution, automation testing/easy integration with automation testing tools like Selenium, and the capability to provide availability of devices specifically for us to use at any time with good speed of performing all these activities.

I have already used Perfecto mobile, and Sauce Labs in my other projects before. I want to know how different or better is AWS Device farm in usage and how advantageous it would be for us to use it over other mentioned tools

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BrowserStack

Stability - Just works. Availability - More than 15 datacenters. Enterprise features like SSO, local testing and SOC2/GDPR compliant.

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Jaymie Falconi
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BitBar

BitBar's Dedicated Devices would be a great option for you. It allows you to dedicate (reserve) devices for your use only which also having access to all of the devices in the shared cloud. BitBar has the features and integrations that you are looking for as well.

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we are having one web application developed in Reacts.js. in the application, we have only 4 to 5 pages that we need to test. I am having experience in selenium with java. Please suggets which tool I should use. and why ............................ ............................ .............................

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Prashanth Marappa
Senior Software Engineer at Mphasis · | 1 upvotes · 67.8K views
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Selenium

with the help of selenium we can automate react js for functional testing

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Pros of BrowserStack
Pros of Rainforest QA
Pros of Selenium
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    Multiple browsers
  • 70
    Ease of use
  • 58
    Real browsers
  • 40
    Ability to use it locally
  • 22
    Good price
  • 17
    Great web interface
  • 15
    IE support
  • 13
    Official mobile emulators
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    Cloud-based access
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    Instant access
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    Real mobile devices
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    Multiple Desktop OS
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    Screenshots
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    Selenium compatible
  • 4
    Can be used for Testing and E2E
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    Pre-installed developer tools
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    Video of test runs
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    Supports Manual, Functional and Visual Diff Testing
  • 2
    Favourites
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    Webdriver compatible
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    Many browsers
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    Cypress Compatible
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    Free for Open Source
  • 13
    Cross-browser testing
  • 7
    Powerful API
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    QA
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    Super-simple test creation
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    Easy way to get real front-end smoke tests
  • 5
    Simple
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    CI Integration
  • 3
    Manual regression testing results in 30 mins
  • 168
    Automates browsers
  • 153
    Testing
  • 101
    Essential tool for running test automation
  • 24
    Record-Playback
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    Remote Control
  • 8
    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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    Integration Tests
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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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Cons of BrowserStack
Cons of Rainforest QA
Cons of Selenium
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    Very limited choice of minor versions
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      Flaky tests
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      Slow as needs to make browser (even with no gui)

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    What is BrowserStack?

    Live, Web-Based Browser Testing Instant access to all real mobile and desktop browsers. Say goodbye to your lab of devices and virtual machines.

    What is Rainforest QA?

    Rainforest gives you the reliability of a QA team and the speed of automation, without the hassle of managing a team or the pain of writing automated tests.

    What is 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.

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    What are some alternatives to BrowserStack, Rainforest QA, and Selenium?
    Browserling
    We run the browsers on our servers. Fully interactive sessions, not static screenshots. No flash, no applets, nothing to install. Powered entirely by <canvas> and javascript.
    LambdaTest
    A cloud-based automated cross browser testing platform. LambdaTest allows you to perform automation testing on a scalable, secure, and reliable Selenium Grid online. It provides access to the network of 2000+ real browsers and OSes.
    Ghost Inspector
    It lets you create and manage UI tests that check specific functionality in your website or application. We execute these automated browser tests continuously from the cloud and alert you if anything breaks.
    AWS Device Farm
    Run tests across a large selection of physical devices in parallel from various manufacturers with varying hardware, OS versions and form factors.
    Appium
    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.
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