Selenium Webdriver has become the defacto standard when it comes to automating Web Application Testing. The recent trends in frontend JavaScript frameworks like Angular have posed challenges for automation test engineers.

Protractor, an open source end-to-end testing framework for AngularJS applications combines tools and technologies like Selenium, webDriver, Jasmine, Cucumber and Mocha and has a lot of customizations from Selenium to easily create tests for AngularJS apps.

Other advantages of using Protractor over the selenium webdriver include:

  • Webdriver enforces a lot of wait to sync the angular website , causing a prolonged execution time. Protractor avoids the wait time as being a wrapper over Selenium webDriver,  it can interact with the angular elements efficiently.
  • Webdriver  fails when it comes to identifying the angular specific elements. Protractor on the other hand provides Angular specific locators along with webdriver locators which stimulates access to elements.
  • Protractor can build the entire test suite for your application with just few lines of code, reducing the build time , increasing the efficiency with reliable code.

In addition to running tests on both real and headless browsers, Protractor can take advantage of the Selenium grid to run multiple browsers at once.

Neova has expertise in automation testing of Angular applications using Protractor.