Compare Eggplant Functional vs. Selenium HQ

Eggplant Functional is ranked 17th in Functional Testing Tools with 5 reviews while Selenium HQ is ranked 4th in Functional Testing Tools with 8 reviews. Eggplant Functional is rated 7.4, while Selenium HQ is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Eggplant Functional writes "We can keep all our tests up-to-date all the time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "An open-source tool that's flexible and stable". Eggplant Functional is most compared with Selenium HQ, SmartBear TestComplete and Tricentis Tosca, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Eggplant Functional and froglogic Squish. See our Eggplant Functional vs. Selenium HQ report.
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Pros
The most valuable features would be the image recognition and the OCR.The solution is based on a Windows model, where adding users is just a few clicks. It is easy to manage users and add them.The most valuable feature is the ability to create code from a flow chart, and then run the code through it.We are able to now automate tests, which so far have been manual.GUI testing is the strength of the tool. The tool works as expected, and the support response from eggPlant, as a company, has been quick and substantial.It provides very strong cross-platform support.

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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 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 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 primary benefit is its cost and the ability to use the cloud.Our platform runs into several thousand screens and a few thousand test cases, something which would typically take months to test manually. As of today, the entire process takes a little over two days to run.Selenium has helped to complete tests in less time, which would not be possible relying on manual testing only.It is programming language agnostic, you can write tests in most currently used languages.

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In terms of additional features, it would be helpful to have one package for all testing. You have the manager, the AI, then you have functional, and about 10 different packages for installing.The reporting function is a bit shallow. The solution does not offer very comprehensive reporting in terms of your test results. The reporting time and the logs are very high level as well. These areas need improvement.We found that we had issues regarding the VPN setup, which is one of the reasons that we did not purchase this solution.A step forward would be to have event support, because it is more or less linear at the moment.It has low productivity.

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The solution does not offer up enough information in regards to personality testing.The solution's UI path needs to be modernized.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.It does require a programming skill set. I would like the product not to require a heavy programming skill set and be more user-friendly for someone without a programming background.In the beginning, we had issues with several test cases failing during regression. Over a period of time, we built our own framework around Selenium which helped us overcome of these issues.Improvement in Selenium's ability to identify and wait for the page/element to load would be a big plus. This would ensure that our failed test cases will drop by 60%.It would be very great if Selenium would provide some framework examples so newcomers could get started more quickly.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is scalable, but it is a matter of money in the pocket. You can scale it, but then you have to have additional licenses. The licensing approach of eggPlant is not the best.

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This product is open source and free. That was a huge deciding factor for us getting into it.

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Overview
eggPlant Functional helps you test your applications better, faster, and with less effort by automating the execution of your functional testing. eggPlant Functional has revolutionized functional test automation with its patented image-based approach to GUI testing. eggPlant can interact with any device (including mobile, tablet, desktop, server, and the Internet of Things) in the same way a user does, by looking at the screen. eggPlant uses sophisticated image and text search algorithms to locate objects on the screen in a completely technology agnostic manner and then drive the device. eggPlant’s user-centric test automation approach also makes it incredibly intuitive to write tests, so anyone can be productive with eggPlant within a few hours.

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
Meredith Corporation, QNX CARŽ Platform for InfotainmentBrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Insurance Company16%
Retailer8%
Government8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm22%
Retailer17%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company7%
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