PhpStorm vs Selenium: What are the differences?
Developers describe PhpStorm as "Professional IDE for PHP and Web Developers". PhpStorm is a PHP IDE which keeps up with latest PHP & web languages trends, integrates a variety of modern tools, and brings even more extensibility with support for major PHP frameworks. 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.
PhpStorm and Selenium are primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" and "Browser Testing" tools respectively.
"Best ide for php", "Easy to use" and "Functionality" are the key factors why developers consider PhpStorm; 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 PhpStorm, which is listed in 646 company stacks and 502 developer stacks.
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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.
When I switched to Visual Studio Code 12 months ago from PhpStorm I was in love, it was great. However after using VS Code for a year, I see myself switching back and forth between WebStorm and VS Code. The VS Code plugins are great however I notice Prettier, auto importing of components and linking to the definitions often break, and I have to restart VS Code multiple times a week and sometimes a day.
We use Ruby here so I do like that Visual Studio Code highlights that for me out of the box, with WebStorm I'd need to probably also install RubyMine and have 2 IDE's going at the same time.
Should I stick with Visual Studio Code, or switch to something else? #help
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.
There are many PHP IDE's currently available but PhpStorm just beats them all! It's availanle for every OS. Fast, Feature-rich, Customizable, etc etc etc. It just has it all! Highly recommended for any Web Apps Developer who takes his job seriously. This is the main tool that you don't want to miss.
가장 강력한 웹 UI / UX 테스트 툴 이지만, 문제도 많다. iframe 안에 있는 건 잘 select 가 안되기도 하고, 화면이 작아 컴포넌트가 화면에 보이지 않으면 또 select 할 수 없다. 하지만 브라우저를 있는 그대로 제어 할 수 있다는 게 가장 큰 매력이다.
ps. selenide 와 같이 쓰면 코드가 많이 개선된다.
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.
Writing software, navigating code bases, and refactoring code. Intellisense and click through are heavily used features here.
The best PHP editor available. We really don't know how we managed to do anything before using this fantastic tool.
The best PHP editor. Also is a great MySQL/SQLite datasource browser, text editor, and I think it makes coffee too.
Used Selenium web-driver for automated QA testing in continuous integration and continuous deployment.
- Navigating our site for tests
- Navigating other sites that discriminate against non-human visitors
Mailer, forms; anything that I feel PHP can still provide advantages simply AngularJS/MEAN stack
Selenium is a great way to automatically test if a build is sane and can be deployed.