Selenium vs Watir: What are the differences?
Developers describe Selenium 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. On the other hand, Watir is detailed as "Selenium abstraction in ruby". Watir, pronounced water, is an open-source (BSD) family of Ruby libraries for automating web browsers. It allows you to write tests that are easy to read and maintain. It is simple and flexible. Watir drives browsers the same way people do. It clicks links, fills in forms, presses buttons. Watir also checks results, such as….
Selenium and Watir belong to "Browser Testing" category of the tech stack.
Selenium is an open source tool with 15.3K GitHub stars and 5.05K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Selenium's open source repository on GitHub.
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