Protractor for AngularJS vs. Selenium WebDriver

Protractor for AngularJS vs. Selenium WebDriver

Protractor is still evolving and not designed for critical business test scenarios while Selenium is more stable and has good framework design capabilities, support and test result reporting features.

       Protractor       Selenium WebDriver
Cost Open Source Open Source
IDE Licensed Webstorm7.0 Eclipse
Execution Batch file, shell scripts, ant, maven batch file, shell scripts, ant, maven
Debugging Hard Easy due to java
Skill JavaScript, Node.js Java, TestNG
Framework hard proven framework exists
Parametrization hard plugins for external files
Result Reporting Sauce labs otherwise very naïve TestNG plugin for Reporting
CI Integration Integration is possible Integration is proven
Locators less options enough
Recording Not possible Selenium IDE can be used
Support very few enough
Platform Windows, Linux Windows, Linux
Mobile Device Support Not possible Possible using Appium

4 thoughts on “Protractor for AngularJS vs. Selenium WebDriver

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: