7 Great Alternatives for Selenium


    Selenium is an open-source tool that is utilized for automating the tests performed on web browsers. It was developed by Jason Huggins in 2004 as an internal tool. Selenium can be effortlessly deployed on platforms like Solaris, Linux, Macintosh, and Windows. Further, it supports OS (Operating System) for mobile applications like Android, iOS, and Windows mobile.

    Selenium testing is one of the most common methods for QA testing. But as the technology progresses especially with the utilization of popular JavaScript structures, for example, React.js, Ember.js, Vue.js, and Angular.js for formulating web applications; Selenium hasn’t been able to adapt to these advances. So here’s a list of 7 best alternatives to Selenium:

    1. Katalon Studio: Katalon Studio is a comprehensive cross-platform test automation solution for Mobile, Desktop, Web, and API testing. It combined the ground-breaking programming of the Selenium system to include a planned GUI, and the result is a remarkable test automation system. It even has a built-in analytics system named Katalon Analytics which gives users detailed viewpoints of test execution reports through a dashboard encompassing graphs and metrics.

    2. Robot Framework: Robot Framework is a generic open-source automation framework. It can be utilized for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Test Automation. This tool provides structures to several test automation demands. Its testing procedure can be further increased out by leveraging unique test libraries using Python and Java. Moreover, Robot Framework is much easier than Selenium because the test scripts are in English words instead of code.

    3. Cypress: Cypress is a next-generation front end open-source test automation solution for modern web environments. This tool is aligned with recent development practices when compared with Selenium. Cypress tests are composed utilizing Mocha and Chai and the most interesting part of using the Cypress tool is that the tests are running in real-time in the browser, as you build up the test.

    4. Cucumber: Cucumber is an open-source Behavior Driven Development (BDD) testing tool. Cucumber removes any barrier among non-technical and technical project personnel and it can be used as a Selenium alternative or can be used together with Selenium. Its human-readable test cases encourage cross-team coordination and eliminate isolated software QA.

    5. Screenster: Screenster is a cloud-based UI testing platform. It is used for visual regression testing of web applications and websites. Screenster is an extreme visual regression testing device for web applications and sites that offers features like auto-correcting smart selectors and automatic timeout management. It gives a cloud-based platform to deliver UI automation testing. It is the single device that approves the screens which users see.

    6. TestCraft: TestCraft is a cloud-based continuous test automation solution for testing and regulating the web application functionality. It can rapidly integrate and use modules developed by the community. Its progressive AI innovation and extraordinary visual modeling enable faster test generation and execution while wiping out the test support overhead. With TestCraft, testers can also make completely automated test cases without coding in it.

    7. Protractor: It is an open-source automation framework established particularly for the automation of AngularJS web applications. This tool is formally called E2E,i.e. (end-to-end) testing structure. It is created on top of JavaScript Selenium WebDriver, so it supports all the features that are usable with Selenium WebDriver. It also works with frameworks like Jasmine, Mocha, and Cucumber to write test suites.

    So here’s a list of 7 alternatives of Selenium that are available in the market. Based on the requirements of projects/assignments, a particular tool can be selected and used.

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