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Likelihood to Recommend

Appium

Appium is well suited when you need to write automation tests with low costs. It's very simple to start up, configure and run. It doesn't depend on the application platform and is portable to many programming languages like Java, Ruby, etc. If you have a team of developers and SDETs and you need to increase the code coverage simply and fast, Appium is your best choice.
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Selenium

Ease of use and the intuitive set up of Selenium IDE are both easy positives. Setup is very speedy and almost any employee will be able to grasp the ideas presented. We utilized Selenium for Quality Assurance lab situations but maintained discretion for each member of the firm. It was definitely reliable enough, even given the ratio for false-positive readings, for us to choose it for primary automation in lab functions. The cost to use Selenium was basically in the middle of the road as far as range goes.
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Pros

  • Crossdevice: With Appium you can automate tests for Android and iOS both. There is no need to learn more than 1 language.
  • Easy: It's really easy to configure and use appium; it's very useful when you're testing strategy is based on "developers write tests".
  • Open Source: It's such a nice strength of appium, because you don't need to pay to use a good tool like Appium is.
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  • Selenium Webdriver is very friendly with most browsers and operating systems
  • It can be written in many languages such as Java, Python, Ruby, C#, Etc.
  • Although it is free open source software, but there are very good documentations in support in web including stackoverflow and many forums and blogs.
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Cons

  • There are a number of expected methods that are not implemented, yet. With a similar sounding name as Selenium with similar functions, people who are familiar with Selenium try to use methods that appear to be available, but give a "not yet implemented" exception when run.
  • Documentation can be confusing.
  • Setup was a difficult process. This may not necessarily be the case once you figure everything out, but the whole figuring it out process was difficult and I ran into many, many problems when I first started.
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  • Use of selenium in desktop applications.
  • Enhancing the selenium uses to backend testing along with front end.
  • Improvements in the ways in which it can display the result.
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Selenium9.0
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We love this product mainly because of its high customization abilities and the ease of use. Moreover, its free and can be learned easily through online communities and videos. The tests are more consistent and reliable as compared to Manual tests. It has enabled us to test a large number of features all in one go, which would have impossible through manual tests. The reports generated at the end of the tests are really helpful for the QA and the development teams to get a fair view of the application.
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Usability

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Selenium10.0
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Best automation tool
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Selenium10.0
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n/aThere is no support.It's free open source tool
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Implementation

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We did everything we needed to use it.Now we can execute our tests on different operational systems and browsers running few tests simultaneously.We also implemented Appium framework to execute our tests on mobile devices, such as iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets.We use SauceLabs for our test execution and Jenkins for continuous integration.
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Alternatives Considered

Appium is one of the most valuable fully featured open-source tools with good support for iOS and Android mobile automation which cannot be matched even by enterprise tools.
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Selenium compared to some of the other products out there is a strong choice. It has support for a lot of languages, it is strongly suited to web-based testing (which may or may not be what you are looking for), and it has strong documentation and an active community. There are some other options such as Mocha that may be able to be written more concisely or if your team is more heavily invested around a single language/technology other technologies may be a better choice. But for a general web testing framework that can be used by a number of people from different technology stacks in your company in it is a great choice for limited the number of new technologies you need to introduce. I don't feel like there is any better or worse compared to other technologies that handle web-based regression/acceptance tests it is merely what suits your needs and your team's needs.
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Return on Investment

  • For cost of ownership, the increase is positive times infinity, as it's free to install and use
  • Lead time for suite development can be a negative, if not planned for during sprint planning
  • Using Appium to execute tests in parallel across a cloud solution can improve CI/CD cycles by 100's of a percent
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  • Positive impact: Using Selenium saved lot of time & effort that was used for manual testing.
  • Cross browser testing was an easier task.
  • The Eclipse, all Selenium jar files was easy to use and also the IDE feature was helpful in understanding about automation testing.
  • Negative impact: Its bit slow at times while recording the script.
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Pricing Details

Appium

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Free Trial
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No
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Selenium

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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