If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Selenium HQ, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend Selenium, but it depends on the client's use case. As it is a free solution, users are able to cut a lot of costs. They can bring in developers that are experienced with Selenium, and those developers can build it up, scale it up and then, later on, you just need a few people to maintain it. It's a great option that allows companies to refrain from paying all sorts of license subscriptions that are quite exorbitant. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
We use the on-premises deployment model. It's a mature product that has been on the market for ten years. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
We're using the on-premises deployment model. It is an open-source solution and you are able to build vertically. There is also lots of support pertaining to Selenium such as videos on YouTube. It's very easy to integrate on different platforms. The solution is constantly being updated and advanced; it's very reactive and in a constant state of change. I'd rate it seven out of ten.
I would advise others to only use Selenium in a unit test environment, and not an end test environment. It's very technical; you need a programmer and/or a developer to create your scripts. If you do not have development skills, then you will not be able to create scripts, at least in Selenium. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
I don’t see it as a company spending money on anything. I like to keep up with the market because I built my career around test automation. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Ease of implementation * Ease of adaptability * How much skill set would be required to operate it. Can I take somebody with no programming background and get them up and running on it, or does it require a heavy-duty programming background?
Just go for it.