Protractor vs Selenium: What are the differences?
Developers describe Protractor as "End-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications". 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. 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.
"Quick tests implementation" is the primary reason why developers consider Protractor over the competitors, whereas "Automates browsers" was stated as the key factor in picking Selenium.
Protractor and Selenium are both open source tools. Selenium with 14.9K GitHub stars and 4.97K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Protractor with 8.24K GitHub stars and 2.23K GitHub forks.
MIT, Typeform, and Bukalapak are some of the popular companies that use Selenium, whereas Protractor is used by PeopleKeep, Omaze, and Garlic Tech Ltd. Selenium has a broader approval, being mentioned in 777 company stacks & 443 developers stacks; compared to Protractor, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.
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