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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.

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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 Selenium
Pros of TestCafe
  • 170
    Automates browsers
  • 153
    Testing
  • 101
    Essential tool for running test automation
  • 24
    Record-Playback
  • 23
    Remote Control
  • 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
  • 0
    Integrated into Selenium-Jupiter framework
  • 5
    Cross-browser testing
  • 3
    Open source
  • 3
    Easy setup/installation
  • 3
    Built in waits
  • 2
    Supports Devices without extra software/package
  • 2
    UI End to End testing
  • 1
    Both client and server side debug

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Cons of Selenium
Cons of TestCafe
  • 8
    Flaky tests
  • 3
    Slow as needs to make browser (even with no gui)
  • 7
    No longer free

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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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