Nightwatchjs vs Selenium: What are the differences?
Developers describe Nightwatchjs as "Automated testing and continous integration framework based on node.js and selenium webdriver". Nightwatch.js is an easy to use Node.js based End-to-End (E2E) testing solution for browser based apps and websites. It uses the powerful Selenium WebDriver API to perform commands and assertions on DOM elements. On the other hand, Selenium is detailed as "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.
Nightwatchjs and Selenium can be primarily classified as "Browser Testing" tools.
Nightwatchjs and Selenium are both open source tools. Selenium with 14.7K GitHub stars and 4.92K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Nightwatchjs with 9.38K GitHub stars and 917 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Selenium has a broader approval, being mentioned in 770 company stacks & 425 developers stacks; compared to Nightwatchjs, which is listed in 16 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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