Selenium vs TestCafe: What are the differences?
What is Selenium? 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.
What is TestCafe? A Node.js tool to automate end-to-end web testing. It is a pure node.js end-to-end solution for testing web apps. It takes care of all the stages: starting browsers, running tests, gathering test results and generating reports.
Selenium and TestCafe are primarily classified as "Browser Testing" and "Testing Frameworks" tools respectively.
Selenium and TestCafe are both open source tools. It seems that Selenium with 15.2K GitHub stars and 5.03K forks on GitHub has more adoption than TestCafe with 7.24K GitHub stars and 438 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Selenium has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1046 company stacks & 2546 developers stacks; compared to TestCafe, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Used Selenium web-driver for automated QA testing in continuous integration and continuous deployment.
- Navigating our site for tests
- Navigating other sites that discriminate against non-human visitors
Selenium is a great way to automatically test if a build is sane and can be deployed.