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Robot Framework vs Selenium: What are the differences?

Developers describe Robot Framework as "A test automation framework for acceptance testing and ATDD". It is a generic test automation framework for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development. It has easy-to-use tabular test data syntax and it utilizes the keyword-driven testing approach. Its testing capabilities can be extended by test libraries implemented either with Python or Java, and users can create new higher-level keywords from existing ones using the same syntax that is used for creating test cases. 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.

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

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.

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What is Robot Framework?

It is a generic test automation framework for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development. It has easy-to-use tabular test data syntax and it utilizes the keyword-driven testing approach. Its testing capabilities can be extended by test libraries implemented either with Python or Java, and users can create new higher-level keywords from existing ones using the same syntax that is used for creating test cases.

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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        What are some alternatives to Robot Framework and Selenium?
        Cucumber
        Cucumber is a tool that supports Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) - a software development process that aims to enhance software quality and reduce maintenance costs.
        Cypress
        Cypress is a front end automated testing application created for the modern web. Cypress is built on a new architecture and runs in the same run-loop as the application being tested. As a result Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Cypress works on any front-end framework or website.
        TestNG
        It is a testing framework designed to simplify a broad range of testing needs, it covers all categories of tests: unit, functional, end-to-end, integration, etc.Run your tests in arbitrarily big thread pools with various policies available (all methods in their own thread, one thread per test class, etc.
        Gauge
        Gauge is created by ThoughtWorks. Gauge let you write tests in plain-speak and refactor fearlessly. Gauge’s pluggable architecture allows you to customize your environment so you can write tests in the language and IDE of your choice.
        Katalon Studio
        Katalon Studio is a free and robust automation solution for API, Web and Mobile testing. It integrates all necessary components with built-in keywords and project templates into a complete automation framework. Katalon Studio is easy-to-use for new users but still offers advanced capabilities for experienced users. The solution is trusted by an active community of over 150K users from 150+ countries around the world.
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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 Robot Framework and Selenium
        Avatar of Kang Hyeon Ku
        Kang Hyeon Ku uses SeleniumSelenium

        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.

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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.

        Avatar of Ralic Lo
        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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        Kide Systems uses Robot FrameworkRobot Framework

        Automated testing

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        Vaultize uses Robot FrameworkRobot Framework

        Test automation.

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