Selenium vs. Poltergeist

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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.

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.
Why do developers choose Selenium?
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Why do developers choose Poltergeist?
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What are the cons of using Selenium?
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What are the cons of using Poltergeist?
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Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

What companies use Selenium?
968 companies on StackShare use Selenium
What companies use Poltergeist?
8 companies on StackShare use Poltergeist
What tools integrate with Selenium?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Selenium
What tools integrate with Poltergeist?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Poltergeist

What are some alternatives to Selenium and Poltergeist?

  • BrowserStack - Instant access to a lab of 1000+ real mobile and desktop browsers for testing.
  • Karma - Spectacular Test Runner for JavaScript
  • LambdaTest - Perform Cross Browser Testing on 2000+ Real Browsers and Operating System Online
  • Sauce Labs - Test mobile or web apps instantly across 700+ browser/OS/device platform combinations - without infrastructure setup.

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