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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.

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 TestCafe?

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.
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        What are some alternatives to Selenium and TestCafe?
        Protractor
        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.
        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.
        Nightwatchjs
        Nightwatch.js is an easy to use Node.js based End-to-End (E2E) testing solution for browser based apps and websites. It uses the powerful Selenium WebDriver API to perform commands and assertions on DOM elements.
        Puppeteer
        Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol. It can also be configured to use full (non-headless) Chrome.
        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.
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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 Selenium and TestCafe
        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.

        Avatar of samdfonseca
        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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        DevExpress Reimagined uses TestCafeTestCafe

        E2E tests in any browser without webdriver

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