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"It helped in achieving the testing of on-premise applications, as well as cloud-based applications, without much difficulty.""NeoLoad is best tool for testing in production without making many changes to the script or solution.""I like the scripting and parameterization features.""The scripting is really user-friendly and the reporting is very good.""The test cases are quite easy to build and to maintain. This is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us. It's the reason why they changed from JMeter to NeoLoad.""The most valuable feature is flexibility, as it connects to all of the endpoints that we need it to.""Very easy to use the front end and the UI is very good."

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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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Cons
"NeoLoad does not support Citrix-based applications.""While importing the scripts from backup it should not create the new variables because it has created some issues for us.""I would like to see support for auto-correlations.""Sometimes it's complicated to maintain the test cases. It's much easier than in JMeter, however. I'm not sure if this depends so much on NeoLoad, or is more based on the environment that we are testing.""Most people focus on HTTPS or TCP, but it would be good to have support for a variety of different protocols.""Support wasn't able to solve a technical issue."

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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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"The licensing cost is less compared to other licensing performance testing tools.""Licensing for NeoLoad is subscription-based."

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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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Very easy to use the front end and the UI is very good.
Top Answer: We purchased a two-year license but broke the contract after 18 months.
Top Answer: Our issues with the solution were related to the license and the support. We had a technical issue related to our software and they weren't able to solve the problem.
Top Answer: In general, I would say that the API set is the most valuable feature.
Top Answer: This is an open-source product so there is no cost other than manpower.
Top Answer: Whenever an object is changed or something is changed in the UI, then we have to refactor the code. This means that we have to spend a lot of time on maintenance.
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Overview

The NeoLoad load and performance testing tool for web and mobile apps realistically simulates user activity and monitors infrastructure behavior to eliminate bottlenecks. It covers all performance testing from component and automated tests to system-wide hybrid-cloud load tests.

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
Dell, H&R Block, Best Buy, Orange, Verizon Wireless, ING, Mazda, Siemens, University of Oxford
BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Retailer19%
Government19%
Individual & Family Service13%
Computer Software Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Insurance Company6%
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Financial Services Firm29%
Retailer17%
Computer Software Company17%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise74%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise46%
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Neotys NeoLoad is ranked 4th in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews while Selenium HQ is ranked 4th in Functional Testing Tools with 13 reviews. Neotys NeoLoad is rated 8.4, while Selenium HQ is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Neotys NeoLoad writes "Easy to build test cases, good stability and good scalability". 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". Neotys NeoLoad is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and Eggplant Performance, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Functional, Worksoft Certify, Tricentis Tosca, Telerik Test Studio and froglogic Squish.

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