Selenium WebDriver is a widely adopted and popular choice for browser automation. It has been around for a long time and has a large community of users and contributors. Nightmare, on the other hand, is a lesser-known package and has a smaller user base.
Ease of Use
Nightmare is designed to provide a high-level API for browser automation, making it easier to write tests and perform actions on web pages. Selenium WebDriver, while powerful, has a steeper learning curve and requires more configuration and setup.
Selenium WebDriver supports a wide range of browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Nightmare, on the other hand, is built on Electron and supports only Chromium-based browsers.
Selenium WebDriver is known for its robustness and performance. It has been extensively used in the industry for browser automation and is optimized for speed and reliability. Nightmare, while efficient for most use cases, may have some performance limitations due to its Electron-based architecture.
Community and Documentation
Selenium WebDriver has a large and active community, with extensive documentation, tutorials, and resources available. Nightmare, being a less popular package, may have fewer community resources and documentation available.