Free Web Testing Record and Replay Tools based on Selenium

//Free Web Testing Record and Replay Tools based on Selenium

Free Web Testing Record and Replay Tools based on Selenium

Silk WebDriver

Free Record & Replay Web Testing Tools Roundup

Gartner reports that by 2020, Selenium WebDriver will have been adopted as the standard for all Web Testing. At Edgewords we provide training on developing WebDriver Tests programmatically, but what if we want to utilise simple Record & Replay Tools to get us up and running quickly?
Originally we had the Selenium IDE Firefox add-in to achieve this, but as of Firefox 55, this add-in was deprecated, so what other choices have we got. Below you will find a round-up of some of the more popular free tools available.

Tool Record Facility Keyword (Actions) View Code View Export as WebDriver Script Cross Browser Support Appium Support Platforms Notes
MicroFocus Silk WebDriver Yes Yes No Yes in all formats Yes Yes, with Pro version Win
(OSX planned for future)
Excellent record tool for creating WebDriver exported scripts
Selenium IDE Yes Yes No Yes in all formats Only through coding No Win
OSX
Linux
The original record & replay WebDriver tool, deprecated as of Firefox 55, but community building a replacement
Katalon Studio Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Win
OSX
Linux
Full IDE, with Test Suites, Object Reps, Test Cases etc. designed to keep scripts contained in IDE, no export feature
Ranorex.io (Ranorex Online) Yes Yes No No Yes No Win
OSX
Linux
Android
iOS
Cloud-hosted web testing. Execution is against local browsers
endtest.io No Yes No Export as an executable (.exe) or with paid version as Python Yes, Free version only executes against Chrome No Win
OSX
Linux
Cloud-hosted web testing. Captures video of test execution. Execution is against cloud-hosted browsers

Silk WebDriver

From the list above, one of our favourites is the Silk WebDriver. It is simple to use, creates proper WebDriver scripts that can be exported in many language bindings, and allows us to still develop our own Automation Framework in our choice of IDE such as Eclipse or Visual Studio. In the video below we show you how to get up and running quickly with it.
You can download it from here
And create a free account with MicroFocus here

 

By | 2017-11-16T13:15:26+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Selenium WebDriver|0 Comments

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