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Comparing nightwatch vs. protractor vs. webdriverio

How are they different?

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 0.9.14, protractor 5.1.1 and webdriverio 4.7.1.

nightwatch, A node.js bindings implementation for selenium 2.0/webdriver. It was authored by Andrei Rusu on Jan, 2014.
protractor, Webdriver E2E test wrapper for Angular. It was authored by Julie Ralph on Feb, 2013.
webdriverio, A nodejs bindings implementation for selenium 2.0/webdriver. It was authored by Camilo Tapia on Aug, 2014.

When comparing those packages you notice that protractor is the more popular package today (6,521 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 161,069 points, protractor got 823,718 points and webdriverio got 213,140 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.

Going into more detail

 

nightwatch
0.9.14
NPM

protractor
5.1.1
NPM

webdriverio
4.7.1
NPM

description A node.js bindings implementation for selenium 2.0/webdriver Webdriver E2E test wrapper for Angular. A nodejs bindings implementation for selenium 2.0/webdriver
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
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Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT
created 3 years ago (Jan, 2014) 4 years ago (Feb, 2013) 3 years ago (Aug, 2014)
modified 4 hours ago a month ago 7 days ago
total versions 133 88 68
version average every 9 days every 17 days every 15 days
maintainers 1 2 2
dependencies 10 15 22
Daily Downloads 10,840 55,061 13,983
Weekly Downloads 56,117 296,572 82,957
Monthly Downloads 237,473 1,275,347 320,556
open issues 227 188 68
open pull requests 30 15 5
stargazers 6,313 6,521 2,935
subscribers 211 441 144
forks 565 1,626 773
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Overall points

161,069

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823,718

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213,140

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CLI Shortcuts
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

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