Differences between Selenium and Appium

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Can anybody tell me the exact difference between Selenium and Appium

I have seen lots of codes on github where they have used Appium but sample codes have used selenium webdriver elements.How do we use it together?
Apr 12, 2018 in Selenium by ned_crew
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Following are the differences:

Appium -

  1. It is used in mobile application(android & ios).
  2. Having specific driver eg : AndroidDriver and IOSDriver

Selenium -

  1. It is used for mobile web application.
  2. It is having web driver which runs on web application.

Common Differences -

  1. Both are opensource.
  2. Both can be customize.
  3. Both use Json-Wire protocol.

answered Apr 12, 2018 by ajs3033
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You have made the differences so clear. Thank you for your answer.
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Selenium:

Selenium is a automation tool used for WEB Application Testing & it is a opensource tool. We can start right away by downloading & installing. Few test process can be performed i.e - GUI Testing, E2E Testing, Functional Testing, Sanity Testing, Cross Browsing Testing, Regression Testing & Usability Testing. It is designed to test Websites & Web Apps.

Appium:

Appium is also a automation tool used to test Mobile Applications. The platforms include either Android / iOS. We can connect directly our mobile to the system and run scripts. where it create scripts automatically. It aslo support all supports all programming languages along with selenium libraries. It is designed to test mobile apps. It uses selenium API to test the applications.

Conclusion: Having knowledge in both the platforms leads to several oppurchinities into Testing. Learn Appium, Selenium with newest updates such that you career growth can be upscale.

answered Nov 15, 2018 by Arogyalokesh Vutukuru

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