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Chromeless vs Puppeteer: What are the differences?

What is Chromeless? 馃枼 Chrome automation made simple. Runs locally or headless on AWS Lambda. Chrome automation made simple. Runs locally or headless on AWS Lambda.

What is Puppeteer? Headless Chrome Node API. Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol. It can also be configured to use full (non-headless) Chrome.

Chromeless and Puppeteer can be primarily classified as "Headless Browsers" tools.

Chromeless and Puppeteer are both open source tools. It seems that Puppeteer with 51.1K GitHub stars and 4.71K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Chromeless with 13.2K GitHub stars and 602 GitHub forks.

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I am using Node 12 for server scripting and have a function to generate PDF and send it to a browser. Currently, we are using PhantomJS to generate a PDF. Some web post shows that we can achieve PDF generation using Puppeteer. I was a bit confused. Should we move to puppeteerJS? Which one is better with NodeJS for generating PDF?

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Puppeteer

You better go with puppeteer. It is basically chrome automation tool, written in nodejs. So what you get is PDF, generated by chrome itself. I guess there is hardly better PDF generation tool for the web. Phantomjs is already more or less outdated as technology. It uses some old webkit port that's quite behind in terms of standards and features. It can be replaced with puppeteer for every single task.

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Puppeteer

I suggest puppeteer to go for. It is simple and easy to set up. Only limitaiton is it can be used only for chrome browser and currently they are looking into expanding into FF. The next thing is Playwright which is just a scale up of Puppeteer. It supports cross browsers.

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      Scriptable web browser
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    Cons of Chromeless
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        Chrome only

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      What is Chromeless?

      Chrome automation made simple. Runs locally or headless on AWS Lambda.

      What is Puppeteer?

      Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol. It can also be configured to use full (non-headless) Chrome.

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      What are some alternatives to Chromeless and Puppeteer?
      PhantomJS
      PhantomJS (www.phantomjs.org) is a headless WebKit scriptable with JavaScript. It is used by hundreds of developers and dozens of organizations for web-related development workflow.
      Selenium
      Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
      jsdom
      It is a pure-JavaScript implementation of many web standards, notably the WHATWG DOM and HTML Standards, for use with Node.js. In general, the goal of the project is to emulate enough of a subset of a web browser to be useful for testing and scraping real-world web applications.
      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.
      CasperJS
      CasperJS is a browser navigation scripting & testing utility written in Javascript for PhantomJS or SlimerJS.
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