2018-05-11T19:08:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What do you like most about Selenium HQ?

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What do you like most about Selenium HQ?

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PRADEEP PAMIDIPALLI - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Lead at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-05-19T11:39:00Z
May 19, 2021

The solution is very easy to implement.

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Harold Rios - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Finding Technology Company
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-03T15:35:31Z
Apr 3, 2021

The solution is free to use.

SR
Systems Analyst at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-11-25T16:50:35Z
Nov 25, 2020

In general, I would say that the API set is the most valuable feature.

Karthikeyan Sankar - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Test Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-10-21T04:34:06Z
Oct 21, 2020

It is compatible with and supports multiple languages, such as Java and Python. It is open source, and it is widely used.

SV
Project Director at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-10-04T06:40:32Z
Oct 4, 2020

It supports multiple processes, which is great.

BM
Automation Test Lead at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-06T08:04:40Z
Sep 6, 2020

The testing solution produces the best web applications.

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AH
Automation Lead - Robotic Process Automation at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-29T07:45:00Z
Jul 29, 2020

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.

SG
Director Technology at Simplify 3x
Real User
2020-07-22T08:17:00Z
Jul 22, 2020

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.

Sunil Pandey - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant QA Manager at Techment
Real User
Top 10
2020-06-15T07:34:08Z
Jun 15, 2020

Ability to integrate with every other tool.

RD
Senior Automation Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-01-17T14:29:00Z
Jan 17, 2020

The most valuable feature is the Selenium grid, which allows us to run tests in parallel.

Charles Netshivhera - PeerSpot reviewer
Integration Specialist at ABSA
Real User
2019-11-14T06:33:00Z
Nov 14, 2019

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.

it_user1220874 - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2019-11-14T06:33:00Z
Nov 14, 2019

The initial setup is straightforward. Deployment took about seven months.

KA
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-14T06:33:00Z
Nov 14, 2019

The solution is very flexible; there are different ways of using it. It's open-source and has a lot of support on offer.

PE
Senior Test Automation Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-14T06:33:00Z
Nov 14, 2019

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.

JJ
Quality Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-08-20T06:37:00Z
Aug 20, 2018

The primary benefit is its cost and the ability to use the cloud.

SG
Principal Consultant at Digital Web Advisors Pvt Ltd
Consultant
2018-05-11T19:08:00Z
May 11, 2018

Our platform runs into several thousand screens and a few thousand test cases, something which would typically take months to test manually. As of today, the entire process takes a little over two days to run.

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Selenium HQ’s biggest advantage is that it is customizable. Its other most valuable feature is that the driver interface is really helpful and user-friendly; Selenium HQ makes it easy to navigate through pages and sections of an app quickly and easily, even including things like clicking, scrolling down, tagging, putting through SendKeys, as well as other actions that need testing in an application. One drawback to Selenium HQ is that there is no object repository like the one that can be found in QTP, which is ironic since continuous integration practices have lately become more common. Also, it can sometimes be hard to create locators for elements and because they are deeply embedded it can take a long time to do so. Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence is similarly fantastic. With their newest release, you can test via scripts instead of models using the controller. In addition, the model-based test automation they offer helps reduce the test maintenance process. The solution is also equipped to uncover critical bugs and to verify if and when they have been fixed. However, I think the integrated development environment could use some improvement. It lacks shortcut commands that can help create functions and it would also be helpful if the solution provided features to address complex plans, which at the moment it does not. Their online help and user support documentation is also outdated, which can be frustrating at times. In general, though, it is a good product and it has good scalability. Conclusion: I think Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence is a good solution for significantly reducing testing time spent while also increasing accuracy and producing precise results. However, if you are looking for the best tool out there for automated testing, I think Selenium HQ is best because it is highly customizable.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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Charles Netshivhera - PeerSpot reviewer
Integration Specialist at ABSA
Nov 14, 2019
The solution is an open-source tool. They should also build other features and tools to assist in further capabilities. A drawback of Selenium is that it only focuses on web applications. If it could be integrated into one application together with APM, it would be in peer competition with other players. Developers tend to bundle both in one, but Selenium is just in a silo. The solution's UI path needs to be modernized. The solution needs to offer a mobile platform.
it_user1220874 - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 14, 2019
The API that Selenium gives you doesn't act well with browsers. This should be improved. Right now, it's not stable.
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