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Nightwatchjs vs Selenide: 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, Selenide is detailed as "Concise UI tests in JAVA". Selenide is a library for writing concise, readable, boilerplate-free tests in Java using Selenium WebDriver.

Nightwatchjs and Selenide can be categorized as "Browser Testing" tools.

Some of the features offered by Nightwatchjs are:

  • e2e
  • test
  • javascript

On the other hand, Selenide provides the following key features:

  • Concise fluent API for tests
  • Ajax support for stable tests
  • Powerful selectors

Nightwatchjs is an open source tool with 9.5K GitHub stars and 941 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Nightwatchjs's open source repository on GitHub.

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Hi, I am starting out to test an application that is currently being developed - FE: React. BE: Node JS. I want the framework to be able to test all UI scenarios (from simple to complex) and also have the capability to test APIs. I also need to run tests across all OSs and Browsers (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS). I have also looked into react-testing-library and @TestProject.io. Any advice you can give as to which framework would be best and why would be so much appreciated! Thank you!!

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You should also definitely look into Playwright, which is a new automation tool from Microsoft building on top of the Puppeteer experience and trying to bring this experience in the cross browser space - very exciting project. Great team. Also CodeceptJS as already Playwright support which at a ton of valuable features on top of Playwright, give it a go!

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I'm also looking for the same, FE: React & BE: NodeJS. Cypress won't help as it lacks cross-browser testing, it doesn't support all the browsers. I'm still investigating it, but looks like WebdriverIO may fulfil what I'm looking for - Cross-browser testing, integration with CI/CD, running it as a docker service, good support on assertions & reporting of test results. Let me know if you found any information on any of the above mentioned points.

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Hi Esther, if you really need cross OS and cross device automation Cypress wont help, with WebdriverIO you can do it … and check out CodeceptJS, which is a wrapper around several frameworks (like WebdriverIO) and will support future players (currently for example upcoming Playwright) as well.

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Pros of Nightwatchjs
Pros of Selenide
  • 3
    Open source
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    Testing
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    Automates browsers
  • 1
    Better cross browser (use selenium)
  • 1
    Cross-Browser Testing
  • 1
    Multiple Browser Support
  • 1
    Parallel Test Running
  • 4
    Nice JAVA API
  • 2
    Integrated with WebDriverManager project
  • 2
    Integrated with Selenium-Jupiter framework
  • 2
    File upload support
  • 2
    Very mature API
  • 1
    Cross browser
  • 1
    Capture screen shots on fail
  • 1
    Proxy server

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Cons of Nightwatchjs
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    No automatic wait
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    Hybrid page model not possible

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What is Nightwatchjs?

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.

What is Selenide?

It is a library for writing concise, readable, boilerplate-free tests in Java using Selenium WebDriver.

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What are some alternatives to Nightwatchjs and Selenide?
WebdriverIO
WebdriverIO lets you control a browser or a mobile application with just a few lines of code. Your test code will look simple, concise and easy to read.
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.
Cypress
Cypress is a front end automated testing application created for the modern web. Cypress is built on a new architecture and runs in the same run-loop as the application being tested. As a result Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Cypress works on any front-end framework or website.
Protractor
Protractor is an end-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications. Protractor runs tests against your application running in a real browser, interacting with it as a user would.
Karma
Karma is not a testing framework, nor an assertion library. Karma just launches a HTTP server, and generates the test runner HTML file you probably already know from your favourite testing framework. So for testing purposes you can use pretty much anything you like.
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