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BrowserStack vs Selenium: What are the differences?

BrowserStack: Instant access to a lab of 1000+ real mobile and desktop browsers for testing. Live, Web-Based Browser Testing Instant access to all real mobile and desktop browsers. Say goodbye to your lab of devices and virtual machines; 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.

BrowserStack and Selenium can be primarily classified as "Browser Testing" tools.

"Multiple browsers", "Ease of use" and "Real browsers" are the key factors why developers consider BrowserStack; whereas "Automates browsers", "Testing" and "Essential tool for running test automation" are the primary reasons why Selenium is favored.

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.

According to the StackShare community, Selenium has a broader approval, being mentioned in 776 company stacks & 440 developers stacks; compared to BrowserStack, which is listed in 577 company stacks and 238 developer stacks.

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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 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 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
      LambdaTest is a cloud-based testing platform and it provides access to a powerful network cloud of 2000+ real browsers and operating system that helps testers in cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility testing.
      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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      Decisions about BrowserStack and Selenium
      Zarema Khalilova
      Zarema Khalilova
      Frontend Team Lead at Uploadcare ยท | 5 upvotes ยท 66.6K views
      atUploadcareUploadcare
      BrowserStack
      BrowserStack
      Sauce Labs
      Sauce Labs
      #OpenSource

      I am working on #OpenSource file uploader. The uploader is the widget that other developers embed in their apps. It should work well in different browsers and on different devices. BrowserStack and Sauce Labs help to achieve that. I can test the uploader in many varieties of browsers+OS only used my browser without virtual machines.

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      Benjamin Poon
      Benjamin Poon
      QA Manager - Engineering at HBC Digital ยท | 8 upvotes ยท 191.2K views
      Nightwatchjs
      Nightwatchjs
      Selenium
      Selenium
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      Cucumber
      Cucumber
      GitHub
      GitHub
      GoCD
      GoCD
      Docker
      Docker
      ExpressJS
      ExpressJS
      React
      React
      PostgreSQL
      PostgreSQL

      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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      Kevin Roulleau
      Kevin Roulleau
      QA Engineer Freelance at happn ยท | 5 upvotes ยท 44.2K views
      athappnhappn
      WebdriverIO
      WebdriverIO
      Appium
      Appium
      Selenium
      Selenium

      I chose WebdriverIO and Appium to implement a E2E tests solution on a native mobile app. WebdriverIO goes well beyond just implementing the Selenium / Appium protocol and allows to run tests in parallel out of the box. Appium has the big advantage of supporting iOS and Android platforms, so the test codebase and tools are exactly the same, which greatly reduces the learning curve and implementation time.

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      Reviews of BrowserStack and Selenium
      Review ofBrowserStackBrowserStack

      It's incredible how much this service has increased my productivity when it comes to testing new features in multiple browsers. And not only multiple browsers, multiple operating systems as well! And really LOVE that you can run it locally.

      Review ofSeleniumSelenium

      we at www.cloudqa.io use selenium hub and node architecture to execute our test cases its a very powerful tool to automate web applications.

      Avatar of gdi2290
      Co-Founder and CTO at Tipe
      Review ofBrowserStackBrowserStack

      We only really need this for IE support

      How developers use BrowserStack and Selenium
      Avatar of Kang Hyeon Ku
      Kang Hyeon Ku uses SeleniumSelenium

      ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๊ฐ•๋ ฅํ•œ ์›น UI / UX ํ…Œ์ŠคํŠธ ํˆด ์ด์ง€๋งŒ, ๋ฌธ์ œ๋„ ๋งŽ๋‹ค. iframe ์•ˆ์— ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฑด ์ž˜ select ๊ฐ€ ์•ˆ๋˜๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•˜๊ณ , ํ™”๋ฉด์ด ์ž‘์•„ ์ปดํฌ๋„ŒํŠธ๊ฐ€ ํ™”๋ฉด์— ๋ณด์ด์ง€ ์•Š์œผ๋ฉด ๋˜ select ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋ธŒ๋ผ์šฐ์ €๋ฅผ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ทธ๋Œ€๋กœ ์ œ์–ด ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ํฐ ๋งค๋ ฅ์ด๋‹ค.

      ps. selenide ์™€ ๊ฐ™์ด ์“ฐ๋ฉด ์ฝ”๋“œ๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ์ด ๊ฐœ์„ ๋œ๋‹ค.

      Avatar of samdfonseca
      samdfonseca uses SeleniumSelenium

      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.

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      ONLICAR uses BrowserStackBrowserStack

      We use BrowserStack to run end to end tests with Selenium on our dashboard. It runs automatically before every deployment and cancels it if anything is out of place.

      Avatar of Ralic Lo
      Ralic Lo uses SeleniumSelenium

      Used Selenium web-driver for automated QA testing in continuous integration and continuous deployment.

      Avatar of Owen Miller
      Owen Miller uses SeleniumSelenium
      • Navigating our site for tests
      • Navigating other sites that discriminate against non-human visitors
      Avatar of Clarabridge Engage
      Clarabridge Engage uses BrowserStackBrowserStack

      BrowserStack is used by our development and support teams during QA and to try and reproduce bugs.

      Avatar of Ataccama
      Ataccama uses SeleniumSelenium

      Selenium is a great way to automatically test if a build is sane and can be deployed.

      Avatar of QuickSeries Publishing inc.
      QuickSeries Publishing inc. uses BrowserStackBrowserStack

      Manually and automatically test our web and mobile apps.

      Avatar of Grubster
      Grubster uses BrowserStackBrowserStack

      QA tool to access to all desktop and mobile browsers.

      Avatar of David Adler
      David Adler uses BrowserStackBrowserStack

      Used for cross browser scripting especially IE9 :-(

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