Nightwatchjs vs Galen: What are the differences?
Developers describe Nightwatchjs as "Automated testing and continous integration framework based on node.js and selenium webdriver". Nightwatch.js is an easy to use Node.js based End-to-End (E2E) testing solution for browser based apps and websites. It uses the powerful Selenium WebDriver API to perform commands and assertions on DOM elements. On the other hand, Galen is detailed as "Automated testing of responsive design and html layout for web applications". It is a tool for testing layout of responsive web apps. It is based on Selenium and has a special language for testing page layout.
Nightwatchjs and Galen can be primarily classified as "Browser Testing" tools.
Some of the features offered by Nightwatchjs are:
On the other hand, Galen provides the following key features:
- Cross-browser layout testing
- Functional testing
Nightwatchjs and Galen are both open source tools. It seems that Nightwatchjs with 9.51K GitHub stars and 942 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Galen with 1.33K GitHub stars and 143 GitHub forks.