Selenium and Selenide are popular frameworks used for web application testing and automation. While they serve similar purposes, there are some differences between them.
|Selenide is built on top of Selenium and provides a more user-friendly and straightforward API than Selenium. Selenide makes it easier for newcomers to design and maintain tests by providing a smooth and intuitive syntax.
|Selenium, on the other hand, offers a far more extensive and more complicated API.
|Selenide provides more convenient and powerful locators out of the box. It includes CSS and XPath selectors and more specialized ways of identifying components using text, attributes, and other criteria.
|Selenium also supports CSS and XPath locators, albeit doing so may necessitate more explicit code.
|Selenide has sophisticated waiting features built in. It waits for components to become available on the page automatically, avoiding the need for explicit waits in most circumstances. To resolve synchronization issues between the test and the application,
|Selenium requires explicit wait statements.
|Selenide has many built-in assertions and verifications that make it easier to validate expected results.
|Assertions are not incorporated into Selenium. Therefore, developers must rely on third-party frameworks like TestNG or JUnit.
|Selenide offers the built-in capability for taking screenshots and creating thorough test reports, which makes it easier to analyze test results and debug errors.
|To get similar functionality, Selenium requires additional third-party libraries or specialized implementations.
|Selenide works with a variety of browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Selenide, on the other hand, provides several additional capabilities intended exclusively for working with Chrome, making it more practical for Chrome-based testing.
|Selenium works with a variety of browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer.
|Selenide has a developing society, it may have fewer resources than Selenium.
|Selenium has been around longer and has a larger community and substantial documentation. This means you're more likely to discover assistance and resources for Selenium-related problems and concerns.