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Nightwatchjs vs WebdriverIO: What are the differences?
What is Nightwatchjs? 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.
Nightwatchjs and WebdriverIO can be categorized as "Browser Testing" tools.
Some of the features offered by Nightwatchjs are:
On the other hand, WebdriverIO provides the following key features:
- Support for the WebDriver specification as well as to Appium
- Easy Test Setup
Nightwatchjs and WebdriverIO are both open source tools. Nightwatchjs with 9.43K GitHub stars and 927 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than WebdriverIO with 5.04K GitHub stars and 1.44K GitHub forks.
WebbyLab, UniSharp, and GoEuro are some of the popular companies that use Nightwatchjs, whereas WebdriverIO is used by SuperAgendador.com, Soluto, and Shelf. Nightwatchjs has a broader approval, being mentioned in 16 company stacks & 5 developers stacks; compared to WebdriverIO, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
we are having one web application developed in Reacts.js. in the application, we have only 4 to 5 pages that we need to test. I am having experience in selenium with java. Please suggets which tool I should use. and why ............................ ............................ .............................
with the help of selenium we can automate react js for functional testing
Hi, I am starting out to test an application that is currently being developed - FE: React. BE: Node JS. I want the framework to be able to test all UI scenarios (from simple to complex) and also have the capability to test APIs. I also need to run tests across all OSs and Browsers (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS). I have also looked into react-testing-library and @TestProject.io. Any advice you can give as to which framework would be best and why would be so much appreciated! Thank you!!
You should also definitely look into Playwright, which is a new automation tool from Microsoft building on top of the Puppeteer experience and trying to bring this experience in the cross browser space - very exciting project. Great team. Also CodeceptJS as already Playwright support which at a ton of valuable features on top of Playwright, give it a go!
I'm also looking for the same, FE: React & BE: NodeJS. Cypress won't help as it lacks cross-browser testing, it doesn't support all the browsers. I'm still investigating it, but looks like WebdriverIO may fulfil what I'm looking for - Cross-browser testing, integration with CI/CD, running it as a docker service, good support on assertions & reporting of test results. Let me know if you found any information on any of the above mentioned points.
Hi Esther, if you really need cross OS and cross device automation Cypress wont help, with WebdriverIO you can do it … and check out CodeceptJS, which is a wrapper around several frameworks (like WebdriverIO) and will support future players (currently for example upcoming Playwright) as well.
Pros of Nightwatchjs
- Open source3
- Automates browsers2
- Better cross browser (use selenium)1
- Cross-Browser Testing1
- Multiple Browser Support1
- Parallel Test Running1
Pros of WebdriverIO
- Various integrations to vendors like Sauce Labs11
- Open Source10
- Great community8
- Easy to setup7
- Best solution for broad browser support4
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Cons of Nightwatchjs
- No automatic wait2
Cons of WebdriverIO
- High maintenance8