What is PhantomJS?
Who uses PhantomJS?
Why developers like PhantomJS?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PhantomJS in their tech stack.
I wouldn't recommend it today, because PhantomJS is a basically dead project, and as a result, so is CasperJS. I expect we'll migrate to something else. We haven't in large part because 95% of our new tests are written with a simple Node.js-based unit testing framework we use that run 35K lines of unit tests covering most of our JS codebase in 3.6 seconds. And for the things where we want an integration test, CasperJS does work, and I think there's a good chance that waiting another year or two will result in our being able to switch to a much better option than what we'd get if we migrated now.
We run PhantomJS as part of the CircleCI testing, comparing against other branches to ensure changes are limited to their intended scope. PhantomJS
- Multiplatform, available on major operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and other Unices.
- Pure headless (no X11) on Linux, ideal for continuous integration systems. Also runs on Amazon EC2, Heroku, and Iron.io.
- Easy to install: Download, unpack, and start having fun in just 5 minutes.