Here we compare between nightwatch, protractor and webdriverio. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of those packages. The current versions are nightwatch 0.9.16, protractor 5.1.2 and webdriverio 4.8.0.
A node.js bindings implementation for selenium 2.0/webdriver.
It was authored
on Jan, 2014.
protractor, Webdriver E2E test wrapper for Angular. It was authored by Julie Ralph on Feb, 2013.
webdriverio, A Node.js bindings implementation for the W3C WebDriver protocol. It was authored by Camilo Tapia on Aug, 2014.
When comparing those packages you notice that
protractor is the more popular package today
Stars on Github).
nightwatch has more versions, more frequent updates and less dependencies.
protractor has been out there for longer (since 3 years ago), it also has more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
webdriverio has less open issues and less open pull requests.
In our review nightwatch got 194,652 points, protractor got 956,465 points and webdriverio got 223,499 points. The points are a summary of how big the community is and how well the package is maintained.
Lets dive deeper and have a look at some more details on those packages.
|description||A node.js bindings implementation for selenium 2.0/webdriver||Webdriver E2E test wrapper for Angular.||A Node.js bindings implementation for the W3C WebDriver protocol|
|keywords||angular, test, testing, webdriver, webdriverjs, selenium||webdriverio, webdriver, selenium, appium, saucelabs, sauce, labs, mocha, nodeUnit, buster, phantomjs, chai, vows, jasmine, assert, cucumber, testingbot|
|author||Andrei Rusu||Julie Ralph||Camilo Tapia|
|Related / similar packages|
|dalekjs, nightwatch-cucumber, protractor-cucumber||dalekjs, nightwatch-cucumber, protractor-cucumber||dalekjs, nightwatch-cucumber, protractor-cucumber|
|created||3 years ago (Jan, 2014)||4 years ago (Feb, 2013)||3 years ago (Aug, 2014)|
|modified||9 days ago||a day ago||2 months ago|
|version average||every 9 days||every 18 days||every 15 days|
|open pull requests||30||17||9|
|install||npm i -S nightwatch||npm i -S protractor||npm i -S webdriverio|
|remove||npm r -S nightwatch||npm r -S protractor||npm r -S webdriverio|