BrowserStack vs Selenium: What are the differences?
BrowserStack: Instant access to a lab of 1000+ real mobile and desktop browsers for testing. Live, Web-Based Browser Testing Instant access to all real mobile and desktop browsers. Say goodbye to your lab of devices and virtual machines; Selenium: Web Browser Automation. Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
BrowserStack and Selenium can be primarily classified as "Browser Testing" tools.
"Multiple browsers", "Ease of use" and "Real browsers" are the key factors why developers consider BrowserStack; whereas "Automates browsers", "Testing" and "Essential tool for running test automation" are the primary reasons why Selenium is favored.
Selenium is an open source tool with 14.9K GitHub stars and 4.97K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Selenium's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Selenium has a broader approval, being mentioned in 776 company stacks & 440 developers stacks; compared to BrowserStack, which is listed in 577 company stacks and 238 developer stacks.
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