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"Reporting is pretty good. Its interface is also good. I'm overall pretty happy with the functionality and use of IBM Rational Test Workbench."
"This solution provides for API testing, functional UI testing, performance testing, and service virtualization."
"The plugins, the components, and the method of the library with Selenium is very user defined."
"There is a supportive community around it."
"The most valuable features of Selenium HQ are the automation of all UI tests, its open-source, reliability, and is supported by Google."
"I like its simplicity."
"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."
"The stability of the solution has been good, it is reliable we have not had any bugs."
"The solution is very easy to implement."
"There are a number of things that they can do to simplify the tools, but the most important thing that they need to do is simplify the installation."
"Selenium HQ could have better interaction with SAP products."
"We'd like to see some more image management in future releases."
"Katalon has built a UI on top of Selenium to make it more user-friendly, as well as repository options and the ability to create repositories for objects, among other things. It would be helpful if this type of information could be included in the Selenium tool itself, so people wouldn't have to do filing testing."
"There's no in-built reporting available."
"The latest versions are often unstable."
"It would be awesome if there was a standalone implementation of Selenium for non-developer users."
"The login could be improved, to obviate the need for relying on another one for integration with Selenium HQ"
"I would like to see Selenium HQ support legacy platforms."
Selenium HQ is an umbrella project that includes a number of tools and frameworks that allow for web browser automation. In particular, Selenium offers a framework for the W3C WebDriver specification, a platform- and language-neutral coding interface that works with all of the main web browsers.
Although Selenium HQ is generally used for front-end website testing, it is also a browser user agent library. The interfaces are universal in their use, which enables composition with other libraries to serve your purpose.
The source code for Selenium is accessible under the Apache 2.0 license. The project is made possible by volunteers who have kindly committed hundreds of hours to the development and maintenance of the code.
Selenium HQ Tools
These three main Selenium HQ tools have powerful capabilities:
Reviews from Real Users
Selenium HQ stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its driver interface and its speed. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:
Avijit B., an automation tester at a tech services company, writes of the solution, “The driver interface is really useful. 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.”
Another PeerSpot reviewer, a software engineer at a financial services firm, notes, “Selenium is the fastest tool compared to other competitors. It can run on any language, like Java, Python, C++, and .NET. So we can test any application on Selenium, whether it's mobile or desktop."
IBM Rational Test Workbench is ranked 16th in Performance Testing Tools with 2 reviews while Selenium HQ is ranked 2nd in Functional Testing Tools with 43 reviews. IBM Rational Test Workbench is rated 7.0, while Selenium HQ is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Test Workbench writes "Good reporting and interface, but supports limited types of protocols and requires low-level script editing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Selenium HQ writes "Highly customizable and the best tool out there to do automated testing". IBM Rational Test Workbench is most compared with IBM Rational Performance Tester, HCL OneTest, Tricentis Tosca, Postman and Micro Focus UFT One, whereas Selenium HQ is most compared with Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence, Tricentis Tosca, Worksoft Certify, Micro Focus UFT One and IBM Rational Functional Tester.
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