Selenium Vs WebTest
1 ) Which one has the better IDE?
2 ) How easy / fast to write a comprehensive test case?
3 ) How easy is it to enhance and modify your test case scenario ?
5 ) How easy is it to integrate your web test cases with project ?
6 ) What are the things that are in WebTest that you will miss in Selenium?
7 ) Documentation?
8 ) Generated Reports?
Which one has the better IDE?
Selenium has the better IDE , Selenium IDE is advanced and has a lot of luxuries. WebTest IDE is elementary.
How easy/fast to write a comprehensive test case?
In Selenium and WebTest it is easy to write test cases, but Selenium is much easier than WebTest ... of course this is related to point 1(Selenium IDE is advanced compared with WebTest)!
How easy is it to enhance and modify your test case scenario ?
In Selenium this will be easier because of 2 reasons:
a) The test case is executed on the browser , so anyone can easily guess what is the flow and can suggest enhancements on the test case, no need to take a look at the code to guess what this test case is doing.
b ) Because Selenium IDE gives u the ability to modify your test case in a very friendly straight forward way, WebTest IDE does not.
The first impression regarding this point that WebTest is better, right?
Selenium is your hero here…
But how we can do that?
So my opinion for this point is:
Selenium + FireBug is much better than WebTest.. .
How easy is it to integrate test cases with project ?
WebTest integration with projects is easy! You can easily integrate it to your build file,and it is will become easier to use continues integration tools like CruiseControl to run test cases.
WebTest much better here.
What the things that are in WebTest that you will miss in Selenium?
In WebTest you can verify text inside Excel and PDF.
The same .. no one wins here!
WebTest Reports is better, but the difference is not that much.
Based on the above , I do recommend Selenium ...
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