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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.

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we are having one web application developed in Reacts.js. in the application, we have only 4 to 5 pages that we need to test. I am having experience in selenium with java. Please suggets which tool I should use. and why ............................ ............................ .............................

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Pros of Poltergeist
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    • 171
      Automates browsers
    • 154
      Testing
    • 101
      Essential tool for running test automation
    • 24
      Remote Control
    • 24
      Record-Playback
    • 8
      Data crawling
    • 7
      Supports end to end testing
    • 6
      Functional testing
    • 6
      Easy set up
    • 4
      The Most flexible monitoring system
    • 3
      Easy to integrate with build tools
    • 3
      End to End Testing
    • 2
      Integration Tests
    • 2
      Comparing the performance selenium is faster than jasm
    • 2
      Record and playback
    • 2
      Compatible with Python
    • 2
      Easy to scale
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      Integrated into Selenium-Jupiter framework

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    Cons of Poltergeist
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        Flaky tests
      • 4
        Slow as needs to make browser (even with no gui)

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      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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