Chromeless vs PhantomJS: What are the differences?
Chromeless and PhantomJS can be categorized as "Headless Browsers" tools.
Chromeless and PhantomJS are both open source tools. PhantomJS with 26.9K GitHub stars and 5.7K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Chromeless with 13.2K GitHub stars and 602 GitHub forks.
What is Chromeless?
What is PhantomJS?
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Why do developers choose Chromeless?
What are the cons of using Chromeless?
What are the cons of using PhantomJS?
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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.
good service, sick of running EC2 instances.
We run PhantomJS as part of the CircleCI testing, comparing against other branches to ensure changes are limited to their intended scope.
Headless browsing, headless chrome is good too, this is not supported anymore.