We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It's an open-source solution with a very large community and available documentation."
"I like the record and playback features. We also appreciate that it's not just writing on a script that we create. While we were browsing our web application, it automatically records all the clicks and movements of points. We also appreciate the fact that it provides screenshots of everything in the output."
"The most valuable feature is the Selenium grid, which allows us to run tests in parallel."
"It supports multiple processes, which is great."
"The most valuable features of Selenium HQ are it is open-source, has a good interface, and integrates well."
"Its biggest advantage is that it is very customizable."
"The grids, as well as the selectors, are the most valuable features."
"In general, I would say that the API set is the most valuable feature."
"For me, the most valuable feature of Selenium lies in its ability to help us find elements quickly. Apart from that, the driver interface is really useful, too. When we implement the Selenium driver interface, we can easily navigate through all of the pages and sections of an app, including performing things like clicking, putting through SendKeys, scrolling down, tagging, and all the other actions we need to test for in an application."
"Stability is an area that needs some improvement."
"For now, I guess Selenium could add some other features like object communications for easy expansion."
"It would be better if it accommodated non-techy end-users. I think it's still a product for developers. That's why it's not common for end-users, and especially for RPA activities or tasks. It's hard to automate tasks for end-users. If it will be easier, more user-friendly, and so on, perhaps it can be more interesting for this kind of user."
"I continuously see failures in threads when it is running in parallel."
"It would be better to have a simplified way to locate and identify web elements."
"Selenium uses a layer-based approach that is somewhat slower than Eggplant when it comes to executing code."
"Sometimes we face challenges with Selenium HQ. There are third party tools that we use, for example for reading the images, that are not easy to plug in. The third party add-ons are difficult to get good configuration and do not have good support. I would like to see better integration with other products."
"The login could be improved, to obviate the need for relying on another one for integration with Selenium HQ"
"I would like to see XPath made more reliable so that it can be used in all browsers."
"Appian is open-source, which is not licensed."
"This is an open-source product so there is no cost other than manpower."
"It's an open-source tool that you can work with at any time without any cost."
"Selenium is open-source."
"Selenium is a free tool."
"We are satisfied with the pricing."
"Selenium is an open-source solution, and It's free."
"Selenium HQ is open source and our use of it in our company is provided for free."
"It is all free."
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Selenium HQ is a suite of tools to automate web browsers across many platforms. Selenium runs in many browsers and operating systems and can be controlled by many programming languages and testing frameworks. Selenium consist of two types:
Appium is ranked 5th in Mobile Development Platforms with 1 review while Selenium HQ is ranked 3rd in Functional Testing Tools with 24 reviews. Appium is rated 8.0, while Selenium HQ is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Appium writes "Open-source, scalable, easy to use, and easy to install with good community documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Highly customizable and the best tool out there to do automated testing". Appium is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Perfecto, SmartBear TestComplete, Xamarin Platform and Micro Focus UFT One, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, Worksoft Certify, Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT One and IBM Rational Functional Tester.
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