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Selenium or Protractor?

In what circumstances is Protractor a better tool for testing a web application than Selenium?

I often see interview questions about Selenium, but Protractor seems to me to be easier to use to automate web applications.

Are there types of web applications that work better with Protractor than Selenium?

closed as primarily opinion-based by kirbycope, Peter M., João Farias, IAmMilinPatel, Shailendra Rathore Feb 7 '17 at 3:54

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • In my personal opinion, I do not think there is a "better" tool. Each tool has got its purpose, and if a given tool is applied in a wrong contextual environment, we consider it less-good. – Yu Zhang Feb 6 '17 at 19:28
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    I've edited the question to make it much less opinion-based. You can revert my edits if you wish, but as originally written the question is likely to stay closed. – Kate Paulk Feb 7 '17 at 12:33
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Experienced QA Engineer also knows the answer - can articulate pro and cons of both. Memorizing the answer provided by others would be only valuable for someone who has no experience but wants to fake it in interview.

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