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Poltergeist vs Selenium: What are the differences?

Developers describe Poltergeist as "A PhantomJS driver for Capybara". Poltergeist is a driver for Capybara. It allows you to run your Capybara tests on a headless WebKit browser, provided by PhantomJS. 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.

Poltergeist and Selenium are primarily classified as "Testing Frameworks" and "Browser Testing" tools respectively.

Poltergeist and Selenium are both open source tools. Selenium with 14.7K GitHub stars and 4.92K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Poltergeist with 2.53K GitHub stars and 438 GitHub forks.

MIT, PedidosYa, and HubSpot are some of the popular companies that use Selenium, whereas Poltergeist is used by LendingHome, Widenn, and Growstuff. Selenium has a broader approval, being mentioned in 770 company stacks & 425 developers stacks; compared to Poltergeist, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

What is Poltergeist?

Poltergeist is a driver for Capybara. It allows you to run your Capybara tests on a headless WebKit browser, provided by PhantomJS.

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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        Decisions about Poltergeist and Selenium
        Benjamin Poon
        Benjamin Poon
        QA Manager - Engineering at HBC Digital ยท | 8 upvotes ยท 67.7K views
        Nightwatchjs
        Nightwatchjs
        Selenium
        Selenium
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        Cucumber
        Cucumber
        GitHub
        GitHub
        GoCD
        GoCD
        Docker
        Docker
        ExpressJS
        ExpressJS
        React
        React
        PostgreSQL
        PostgreSQL

        For our digital QA organization to support a complex hybrid monolith/microservice architecture, our team took on the lofty goal of building out a commonized UI test automation framework. One of the primary requisites included a technical minimalist threshold such that an engineer or analyst with fundamental knowledge of JavaScript could automate their tests with greater ease. Just to list a few: - Nightwatchjs - Selenium - Cucumber - GitHub - Go.CD - Docker - ExpressJS - React - PostgreSQL

        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.

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        Kevin Roulleau
        Kevin Roulleau
        QA Engineer Freelance at happn ยท | 5 upvotes ยท 19.4K views
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        WebdriverIO
        WebdriverIO
        Appium
        Appium
        Selenium
        Selenium

        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.

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        Review ofSeleniumSelenium

        we at www.cloudqa.io use selenium hub and node architecture to execute our test cases its a very powerful tool to automate web applications.

        How developers use Poltergeist and Selenium
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        Kang Hyeon Ku uses SeleniumSelenium

        ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๊ฐ•๋ ฅํ•œ ์›น UI / UX ํ…Œ์ŠคํŠธ ํˆด ์ด์ง€๋งŒ, ๋ฌธ์ œ๋„ ๋งŽ๋‹ค. iframe ์•ˆ์— ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฑด ์ž˜ select ๊ฐ€ ์•ˆ๋˜๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•˜๊ณ , ํ™”๋ฉด์ด ์ž‘์•„ ์ปดํฌ๋„ŒํŠธ๊ฐ€ ํ™”๋ฉด์— ๋ณด์ด์ง€ ์•Š์œผ๋ฉด ๋˜ select ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋ธŒ๋ผ์šฐ์ €๋ฅผ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ทธ๋Œ€๋กœ ์ œ์–ด ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ํฐ ๋งค๋ ฅ์ด๋‹ค.

        ps. selenide ์™€ ๊ฐ™์ด ์“ฐ๋ฉด ์ฝ”๋“œ๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ์ด ๊ฐœ์„ ๋œ๋‹ค.

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        samdfonseca uses SeleniumSelenium

        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.

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        Ralic Lo uses SeleniumSelenium

        Used Selenium web-driver for automated QA testing in continuous integration and continuous deployment.

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        Owen Miller uses SeleniumSelenium
        • Navigating our site for tests
        • Navigating other sites that discriminate against non-human visitors
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        Ataccama uses SeleniumSelenium

        Selenium is a great way to automatically test if a build is sane and can be deployed.

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