BrowserSync vs LiveReload productivity boosters comparison

BrowserSync and LiveReload both are the cool tools that are aimed to improve the development workflow i.e., productivity of front-end development team. In summary, they both reload your browser automatically when you change some css or javascript or HTML - let's say any resource.

The main feature that we get from BrowserSync is : it has capacity of live reloading all your test browsers. It doesn't has constraint to one browser, meaning : it can reflect your code changes on every browser/device/emulator. The new devices/browsers can be added/tested with no additional configurations.

 

Pros and Cons of BrowserSync with LiveReload:

Pros :
  • Works across multiple devices at the same time
  • Works with all browsers and devices
    • No configuration/plugin needed in each browser
  • Synchronized actions across all browsers
    • form input, page scroll, navigation all gets synchronized across the browsers
  • Works with all browsers and devices
Con :
  • Initial configuration might be a little tricky
    • npm, grunt or gulp etc needs to be configured and the dependencies might give some problems to configure

 

What BrowserSync site says about it :

Your indispensable test assistant.

With each web page, device and browser, testing time grows exponentially. From live reloads to URL pushing, form replication to click mirroring, Browsersync cuts out repetitive manual tasks. It’s like an extra pair of hands.Customise an array of sync settings from the UI or command line to create a personalised test environment. Need more control? Browsersync is easily integrated with your web platform, build tools and other Node.js projects.
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