Selenium and LeanFT: Which one is better for me?

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Selenium has changed much since it came to life in 2004 and has also emerged as a leader in test automation space along with HP UFT. HP which had dominated the Test automation world with its offering QTP/UFT had recently released LeanFT which is heating up the competition.

Let’s first see what makes Selenium work for so many people:

  • Open Source: It’s an open source tool and free to download and use.
  • Good User Community: Community is getting stronger.
  • Object Identification: This has improved in Selenium with XPATH
  • Cross Browser Testing: Selenium is the clear winner

So where does LeanFT fare better?

  • LeanFT provides Support for multiple IDEs (Eclipse, Visual Studio) and coding languages (Java, C#). And with HP behind it we can see more IDE’s support coming too.
  • LeanFT support for DevOps and CI makes in a holistic tool when combined with UFT. It takes care of End to End automation – the Agile way.
  • Application models in LeanFT is quite powerful and is good for cross browser support.
  • If you are already using HP UFT, then LeanFT comes free of cost
  • Not a steep learning curve from resource’s point of view
  • Good support from HP

LeanFT also offers you the capability to integrate with Selenium. LeanFT aims to improve your continuous testing process and if you are looking to start adopting LeanFT then you can choose to continue using existing tests in Selenium, and add new tests in LeanFT. Combining LeanFT capabilities in your existing Selenium tests is also possible with HP LeanFT.

“As per Joe Colantonio, Lean Functional Testing (LeanFT) combines the best of both the vendor-based and open-source worlds by morphing Selenium with some key functionality currently found in UFT.”

If you’ve been planning to move towards Selenium because of its support for Web based applications then now you have a better option to evaluate – LeanFT. With LeanFT, you can leverage your exiting UFT experience and knowledge and move to the same IDE your developers are using.

What are the benefits with this?

Your testers will not need to learn the Selenium from basics and learning curve will not be that steep. Not only that, LeanFT leads to more collaboration between Devs and Testers, so it’s the logical choice if you already have UFT and adopting DevOps model.

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