Folks who’ve followed me for any amount of time know the appreciation I have for Selenium WebDriver. It’s a great automation tool, and teams are doing great things with it.
That said, if you’re looking to evaluate Selenium IDE or Selenium WebDriver (please don’t conflate the two!), you must be aware of the costs when you move into either of those tools. We’ve assembled some information to help clear up some of the misconceptions and help you make an informed decision.
For more information, please have a look at our white paper Five Hidden Costs of Selenium. This lays out some specific things to look at between Selenium IDE, Selenium WebDriver, and Test Studio. Signing up to get that white paper will get you hooked up for a series of short videos elaborating on these points. As a teaser, here one on cross-browser testing.
All automation tools have a place, but make sure you understand the full picture when choosing a toolset. Hopefully the whitepaper and videos will help you make an informed decision when you’re considering either of the Selenium tools.