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Fork vs PhantomJS: What are the differences?

Developers describe Fork as "Fast and Friendly Git Client for Mac". Manage your repositories without leaving the application. Organize the repositores into categories. Fork's Diff Viewer provides a clear view to spot the changes in your source code quickly. On the other hand, PhantomJS is detailed as "Scriptable Headless WebKit". 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.

Fork can be classified as a tool in the "Source Code Management Desktop Apps" category, while PhantomJS is grouped under "Headless Browsers".

"One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs" is the top reason why over 6 developers like Fork, while over 12 developers mention "Scriptable web browser" as the leading cause for choosing PhantomJS.

PhantomJS is an open source tool with 26.9K GitHub stars and 5.7K GitHub forks. Here's a link to PhantomJS's open source repository on GitHub.

Key Location, Indiegogo, and Tailor Brands are some of the popular companies that use PhantomJS, whereas Fork is used by JustWatch, Lancaster Solutions, and Center for Open Science. PhantomJS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 77 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Fork, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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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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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 Phantomjs is already more or less outdated as technology.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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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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Decisions about Fork and PhantomJS

I explored many Git Desktop tools for the Mac and my final decision was to use Fork. What I love about for that it contains three features, I like about a Git Client tool.

It allows * to handle day to day git operations (least important for me as I am cli junkie) * it helps to investigate the history * most important of all, it has a repo manager which many other tools are missing.

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Pros of Fork
Pros of PhantomJS
  • 17
    One of the easiest and fastest git GUIs
  • 12
    Nice UX
  • 11
    Fast, Great support, Does-it-all, blazing fast
  • 10
    Does the job way better than others
  • 9
    Dark theme
  • 8
    Gitflow support
  • 8
    Intuitive interactive rebase and conflict resolution UI
  • 6
    Excellent commit history tree view
  • 5
    This even looks the same as SourceTree
  • 4
    Repository Manager
  • 3
    Countless quality of life features
  • 3
    Built-in developer feedback
  • 2
    Github Notifications
  • 2
    Keyaboard-only
  • 2
    Visual branch history
  • 2
    Reflog support
  • 1
    Not buggy, works smoothly
  • 1
    Git ammend
  • 1
    Smart 'Open in' menu; e.g. explorer, bit, giithub .
  • 1
    Interactive rebase window
  • 1
    Native application
  • 1
    Intuitive merge conflict resolution
  • 1
    Unique Activity Manager shows current/past operations
  • 13
    Scriptable web browser
  • 3
    Depends on QT
  • 2
    No ECMAScript 6

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What is Fork?

Manage your repositories without leaving the application. Organize the repositores into categories. Fork's Diff Viewer provides a clear view to spot the changes in your source code quickly.

What is PhantomJS?

PhantomJS is a headless WebKit scriptable with JavaScript. It is used by hundreds of developers and dozens of organizations for web-related development workflow.

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