Let’s see what is Selenium and its Advantages?

Selenium is the automation tool that is used to test web applications or web browsers. It acts as an API for browser automation. It provides the capacity to make custom test automation situations and is the most common approach for QA testing. It is used for the functional and regression testing of web applications through various browsers and platforms.

Advantages of Selenium

Selenium is an open-source tool for web application means it is free to use and anybody can download the source code and use it. It can be modified according to the company's requirements.

It supports several programming and scripting languages to write programs such as Java, C#, Python, and many other languages.

Let’s take a look at the alternatives to the selenium which are as follows:

1. Robot Framework

Robot Framework is an open-source automation framework or system which is used to execute the keyword-driven methodology for the acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development (ATDD). It is extensible and many companies are using this tool. The Robot Framework can be used by the testers as an automation tool for web testing as well as for the Android and iOS test automation frameworks. Robot framework is not difficult to learn for the testers who know the test-driven testing since the test scripts are in English words rather than code.

2. Cypress

Cypress is a newly launched and open-source automation solution. A rich feature tool that supports current testing practices and there is no configuration needed to install the Cypress. It can be installed on the Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems and is very similar to Javascript as they use Mocha and Chai.

3. TestCraft

TestCraft is the Selenium automation framework without coding or codeless for web applications. It is the cloud-based continuous test automation framework for testing the functionality of web applications. TestCraft tool also reduces maintenance costs. So the testers can make complete automation test cases without using codes. Using this tool testers can easily modify the significant changes by just clicking.

4. Protractor

Protractor is an open-source automation framework designed basically for the automation of AngularJS web applications or browsers. It is known as the E2E (end-to-end) testing framework which is based on the JavaScript Selenium WebDriver. As Protractor is a wrapper of WebDriverJS, it supports frameworks such as Cucumber, Mocha, and Jasmine.

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