Selenium HQ Pros and Cons

Selenium HQ Pros

Shrey Gupta
Director Technology at Simplify 3x
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.
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Sunil Pandey
Assistant QA Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Ability to integrate with every other tool.
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reviewer1456452
Systems Analyst at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In general, I would say that the API set is the most valuable feature.
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Charles Netshivhera
Integration Specialist at ABSA
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.
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KreshenAmourdon
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is very flexible; there are different ways of using it. It's open-source and has a lot of support on offer.
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reviewer1391454
Automation Lead - Robotic Process Automation at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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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reviewer956898
Senior Test Automation Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Sivakumar Velayudhaperumal
Project Director at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
It supports multiple processes, which is great.
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reviewer1410279
Automation Test Lead at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The testing solution produces the best web applications.
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Karthikeyan Sankar
Software Test Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
It is compatible with and supports multiple languages, such as Java and Python. It is open source, and it is widely used.
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Selenium HQ Cons

Shrey Gupta
Director Technology at Simplify 3x
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.
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Sunil Pandey
Assistant QA Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Could have additional readability and abstraction.
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reviewer1456452
Systems Analyst at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Whenever an object is changed or something is changed in the UI, then we have to refactor the code.
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Charles Netshivhera
Integration Specialist at ABSA
The solution's UI path needs to be modernized.
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KreshenAmourdon
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution does not offer up enough information in regards to personality testing.
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reviewer1391454
Automation Lead - Robotic Process Automation at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
There should be standardized frameworks to build automation.
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reviewer956898
Senior Test Automation Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Sivakumar Velayudhaperumal
Project Director at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
It would be better to have a simplified way to locate and identify web elements.
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reviewer1410279
Automation Test Lead at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Selenium uses a layer-based approach that is somewhat slower than Eggplant when it comes to executing code.
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Karthikeyan Sankar
Software Test Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
It is not a licensed tool. The problem with that is that it won't be able to support Windows desktop applications. There is no support for Windows desktop applications. They can do something about it. Its user interface can also be improved, which is not great compared to the other latest tools. Anybody who has been working on functional testing or manual testing cannot directly work on Selenium HQ without learning programming skills, which is a disadvantage.
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Learn what your peers think about Selenium HQ. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2020.
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