BrowserStack vs WebdriverIO: What are the differences?
BrowserStack and WebdriverIO can be categorized as "Browser Testing" tools.
Some of the features offered by BrowserStack are:
- Real Device Cloud. Test on a range of physical Android and iOS mobile devices and tablets for the most accurate results
- 1100+ desktop browsers. Latest versions of IE, Edge, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and more on a range of Windows and OS X platforms on a robust cloud infrastructure
- Test dev environments. Our Local Testing feature allows you to test development and internal websites seamlessly, without setup or configuration
On the other hand, WebdriverIO provides the following key features:
- Support for the WebDriver specification as well as to Appium
- Easy Test Setup
WebdriverIO is an open source tool with 5.04K GitHub stars and 1.44K GitHub forks. Here's a link to WebdriverIO's open source repository on GitHub.
ebay, Typeform, and Wikipedia are some of the popular companies that use BrowserStack, whereas WebdriverIO is used by SuperAgendador.com, Soluto, and Shelf. BrowserStack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 579 company stacks & 238 developers stacks; compared to WebdriverIO, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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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.
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.
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.
We only really need this for IE support
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.
BrowserStack is used by our development and support teams during QA and to try and reproduce bugs.
Manually and automatically test our web and mobile apps.