1. Cheerio :
Cheerio is a Node.js module that is built on the top of Core JQuery and its function. With Cheerio, we can use JQuery on the server-side. Cheerio is capable enough to parse HTML and XML files.
2. Selenium :
Selenium is an automation tool that is used to automate the browser. It is much more powerful tool as compare to cheerio. Selenium provides a playback tool for authoring functional tests without the need to learn a test scripting language so it is widely used for testing web applications.
Difference between Cheerio and Selenium :
|1.||It was developed and maintained by CheerioJS.||It was developed by Jason Huggins.|
|3.||It parses the raw HTML.||It brings the browser engine API.|
|4.||It is faster than Selenium.||It is slower.|
|6.||Cheerio is basically used for web scraping tasks.||Selenium is commonly used for testing web applications.|
|8.||It is a npm module used in Node.js for server side JQuery.||It is a testing framework, that can also be used for web scraping tasks.|