Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Protractor : What is Protractor?

Protractor is an AngularJS end to end (EtoE) testing framework used in automating AngularJS application. It has been introduced from AngularJS 1.2. It is a replacement of EtoE test framework ngScenario.


  • Protractor is built on top of WebDriverJS, which uses native events and browser-specific drivers to interact with the application.
  • Protractor supports Angular-specific locator strategies. It helps to locate angular specific element.
  • There is no need to add any wait or sleep statement. Protractor can automatically handle page loading time and waits for next steps until the present steps task is finished.
  • Protractor is a Node.js program built on top of WebDriverJS and Selenium Server.
  • It allows running test on remote addressed but need not to have the test file on server.
  • It has its own test runner.
  • It can use Jasmine or Mocha to run test suites.
  • It supports Cucumber test frameworks.
  • Protractor works in conjunction with Selenium to provide an automated test infrastructure that can simulate a user’s interaction with an Angular application running in a browser or mobile device.

In our next post we will show on how we can install protractor and run a protractor test on our machine.

Happy End to End testing with Protractor!!!