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Dash vs Selenium: What are the differences?

Developers describe Dash as "Gives your Mac instant offline access to 150+ API documentation sets". Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash stores snippets of code and instantly searches offline documentation sets for 150+ APIs. You can even generate your own docsets or request docsets to be included. On the other hand, Selenium is detailed as "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.

Dash belongs to "API Documentation Browser" category of the tech stack, while Selenium can be primarily classified under "Browser Testing".

"Dozens of API docs and Cheat-Sheets" is the primary reason why developers consider Dash over the competitors, whereas "Automates browsers" was stated as the key factor in picking 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.

According to the StackShare community, Selenium has a broader approval, being mentioned in 777 company stacks & 442 developers stacks; compared to Dash, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.

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Pros of Dash
Pros of Selenium
  • 16
    Dozens of API docs and Cheat-Sheets
  • 10
    Great for offline use
  • 7
    Excellent documentation
  • 7
    Works with Alfred
  • 7
    Quick API search
  • 4
    Fast
  • 2
    Good integration with Xcode and AppCode
  • 1
    Great for mobile dev work
  • 168
    Automates browsers
  • 153
    Testing
  • 101
    Essential tool for running test automation
  • 24
    Record-Playback
  • 24
    Remote Control
  • 8
    Data crawling
  • 7
    Supports end to end testing
  • 6
    Functional testing
  • 6
    Easy set up
  • 4
    The Most flexible monitoring system
  • 3
    Easy to integrate with build tools
  • 3
    End to End Testing
  • 2
    Integration Tests
  • 2
    Comparing the performance selenium is faster than jasm
  • 2
    Record and playback
  • 2
    Compatible with Python
  • 2
    Easy to scale
  • 0
    Integrated into Selenium-Jupiter framework

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Cons of Dash
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    • 6
      Flaky tests
    • 1
      Slow as needs to make browser (even with no gui)

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    What is Dash?

    Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash stores snippets of code and instantly searches offline documentation sets for 150+ APIs. You can even generate your own docsets or request docsets to be included.

    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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