What is SlimerJS?
SlimerJS is a tool in the Headless Browsers category of a tech stack.
SlimerJS is an open source tool with 2.9K GitHub stars and 285 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to SlimerJS's open source repository on GitHub
bip.io, StackStorm, Poltergeist, CasperJS, and Trails are some of the popular tools that integrate with SlimerJS. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with SlimerJS.
Why developers like SlimerJS?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use SlimerJS
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- Read and write files
- Load a web page and inspect its content
- Act on a web page like a user: click on links, fill in form fields etc
- Listen for network events, to do network monitoring during the load of a webpage
- Taking screenshots of a web page.
SlimerJS Alternatives & Comparisons
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