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"It runs completely flawlessly and seamlessly every day.""It's an open-source solution with a very large community and available documentation."

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"The initial setup is straightforward. Deployment took about seven months.""You can build your own framework. I think that's the most powerful feature. You can connect with a lot of other tools that use frameworks, or keywords, etc. That helps make it a stronger solution.""The most valuable aspect of Selenium is that it gives you the flexibility to customize or write your own code, your own features, etc. It's not restricted by licensing.""The solution is very flexible; there are different ways of using it. It's open-source and has a lot of support on offer.""The most valuable feature is the Selenium grid, which allows us to run tests in parallel.""Ability to integrate with every other tool.""What I like the most about this product is that it gives us a lot of freedom to code anything, there is no restriction on the type of function you can do.""I like that it is a robust and free open source. There is a lot of community support available, and there are a lot of developers using them. There's good community support."

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"Configuration-wise, there is a lot of room for improvement.""Stability is an area that needs some improvement."

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"Technical support isn't very good. Sometimes their recommendations were not very clear.""The solution is open-source, so everyone relies on the community to assist with troubleshooting and information sharing. If there's a complex issue no one has faced, it may take a while to solve the problem.""The solution's UI path needs to be modernized.""The solution does not offer up enough information in regards to personality testing.""I would like to see XPath made more reliable so that it can be used in all browsers.""Could have additional readability and abstraction.""Selenium is good when the team is really technical because Selenium does less built-in methods. If it came with more built-in and pre-built methods it would be even easier for less technical people to work with it. That's where I think the improvement can be.""There should be standardized frameworks to build automation."

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"This is an open source solution so it does not cost anything for licensing or otherwise.""Appian is open-source, which is not licensed."

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"We are satisfied with the pricing.""It's an open-source tool that you can work with at any time without any cost.""This is an open-source product so there is no cost other than manpower."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the Selenium grid, which allows us to run tests in parallel.
Top Answer: I would like to see XPath made more reliable so that it can be used in all browsers.
Top Answer: The primary use of this solution is UI testing.
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Overview
Appium is an open-source tool for automating native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS and Android platforms. Native apps are those written using the iOS or Android SDKs. Mobile web apps are web apps accessed using a mobile browser (Appium supports Safari on iOS and Chrome or the built-in 'Browser' app on Android). Hybrid apps have a wrapper around a "webview" -- a native control that enables interaction with web content. Projects like Phonegap, make it easy to build apps using web technologies that are then bundled into a native wrapper, creating a hybrid app. Importantly, Appium is "cross-platform": it allows you to write tests against multiple platforms (iOS, Android), using the same API. This enables code reuse between iOS and Android testsuites.

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:

  1. Selenium WebDriver - create robust, browser-based regression automation suites & tests and scale & distribute scripts across many environments.
  2. Selenium IDE - create quick bug reproduction scripts and create scripts to aid in automation-aided exploratory testing.
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Sample Customers
Nuvizz, Coupa Software, Eventbrite, EvernoteBrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm29%
Retailer17%
Computer Software Company17%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government7%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise46%
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Appium is ranked 5th in Mobile Development Platforms with 2 reviews while Selenium HQ is ranked 4th in Functional Testing Tools with 12 reviews. Appium is rated 8.0, while Selenium HQ is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Appium writes "A single framework solution brings greater efficiency to our development process". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Gives a lot of freedom to code anything, there is no restriction on the type of function you can do". Appium is most compared with Xamarin Platform, SmartBear TestComplete, Tricentis Tosca, Perfecto Suite and Worksoft Certify, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Functional, Tricentis Tosca, Worksoft Certify, Telerik Test Studio and Silk Test.

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