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"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.""I like its simplicity.""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.""There are many useful features in Selenium that I like, and of the new features I particularly enjoy the Selenium Grid. With this, we can run many test cases in one go, and in one suite we can extract multiple results.""It is compatible with and supports multiple languages, such as Java and Python. It is open source, and it is widely used.""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 features of Selenium HQ are it is open-source, has a good interface, and integrates well.""It supports multiple processes, which is great."

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"The most valuable features are test executor and development."

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"Whenever an object is changed or something is changed in the UI, then we have to refactor the code.""Selenium uses a layer-based approach that is somewhat slower than Eggplant when it comes to executing code.""The stop control needs to be improved with a configuration tool to enable desktop support.""There should be standardized frameworks to build automation.""One drawback to Selenium is that there is nothing like an object repository, such as that found in QTP, especially considering continuous integration practices that have become common nowadays.""We use X path for our selectors, and sometimes, it is difficult to create locators for elements. It is very time-consuming because they're embedded deeply. A lot of that comes from the way that you architect your page. If devs are putting the IDs on their elements, it is great, and it allows you to get those elements super fast, but that's not necessarily the case. So, Selenium should be able to get your elements a lot quicker. Currently, it is time-consuming to get your selectors, locate your locators, and get to the elements.""For now, I guess Selenium could add some other features like object communications for easy expansion.""It would be better if we could use it without having the technical skills to run the scripting test."

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"TestLeft captures a lot of space in terms of memory, which is one issue that can be improved."

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"Selenium is open-source.""Selenium is an open-source solution, and It's free.""It's an open-source tool that you can work with at any time without any cost.""It is all free.""Selenium HQ is open source and our use of it in our company is provided for free.""Selenium is free software so we do not pay licensing costs.""Selenium is a free tool.""We are satisfied with the pricing."

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Top Answer: The solution is very easy to implement.
Top Answer: The solution is open-source and free to use. There are no licensing costs.
Top Answer: In the past, we had difficulty with screenshots, but this has been remedied. We feel that all the current solutions are usable and the providers are helpful. This said, the login could be improved, to… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are test executor and development.
Top Answer: TestLeft captures a lot of space in terms of memory, which is one issue that can be improved.
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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:

  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.
SmartBear TestLeft a functional testing tool fully embedded in standard IDEs. TestLeft is a powerful yet lean functional testing tool for dev-testers working in Agile teams. It fully embeds into standard development IDEs. A built-in access to object and method library is also available with TestLeft. Dev-testers can thereby easily and quickly create robust functional automated tests without leaving their favorite IDEs such as Visual Studio. It also works well with other tools in dev eco-systems such as source control or continuous integration systems.
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BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, experitest, Tricentis GmbH, SmartBear Software
American Red Cross, CISCO, HONDA, ADIDAS, TBC bank
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm25%
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider6%
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company6%
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm9%
Company Size
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise43%
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Selenium HQ is ranked 3rd in Functional Testing Tools with 24 reviews while SmartBear TestLeft is ranked 28th in Functional Testing Tools with 1 review. Selenium HQ is rated 7.6, while SmartBear TestLeft is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Highly customizable and the best tool out there to do automated testing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestLeft writes "Simple to set up and the test execute feature is helpful, but the cost could be reduced". Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, Worksoft Certify, Tricentis Tosca, Appium and Micro Focus UFT One, whereas SmartBear TestLeft is most compared with SmartBear TestComplete, Micro Focus UFT Developer, Ranorex Studio and Tricentis Tosca.

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