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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

QTP vs Seleium vs Other tools

I had a chance to look at this comparison and do not agree with few claims.
(Not because I am dedicated to selenium but since I have found few of these working my self.)

They are just mentioned as mere Yes or No with out any associated reasoning. I have tried to contradict few of these claims below -

  • Ability to identify objects using multiple parameters: Selenium does indeed support multiple ways for identifying object like - id, name, Xpath, css, dom etc.
  • Ability to run multiple scripts consistantly in a Batch mode: This can be easily achieved using frameworks like JUnit, TestNG etc,
  • Object Oriented Scripting Support: Selenium has a long list of supported client drivers and if Java, C# are not object oriented then which language is object oriented?
  • Integration with External libraries: What are libraries like TestNG, Fest, Ant which I have integrated with Selenium for my test effort
  • Object parametrization: Can be achieved using TestNG
  • Integrated Data Driven Test framework support: Cab be achieved using TestNG
Though these features are supported from external libraries but there is no harm in plugging in external libraries in existing tool and getting the things done.

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