What is Playwright?
It is a Node library to automate the Chromium, WebKit and Firefox browsers with a single API. It enables cross-browser web automation that is ever-green, capable, reliable and fast.
Playwright is a tool in the Browser Testing category of a tech stack.
Playwright is an open source tool with 40.6K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Playwright's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Playwright?
31 companies reportedly use Playwright in their tech stacks, including Shelf, Meisterplan, and resily.
144 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Playwright.
Pros of Playwright
Test Runner with Playwright/test
Capture videos, screenshots and other artifacts on fail
Execute tests in parallel
Inbuild reporters html,line,dot,json
Integrate your POMs as extensible fixtures
- Node library
- Headless supported
- Enables cross-browser web automation
- Improved automated UI testing
Playwright Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Playwright?
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